[[t]ʃit[/t]]n.1) a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric used as an article of bedding, commonly in pairs, with one below and one above the sleeper2) a broad, relatively thin surface, layer, or covering:a sheet of ice[/ex]3) a relatively thin, usu. rectangular piece of material, as glass, metal, or photographic film4) material, as metal or glass, in the form of broad, relatively thin pieces5) a rectangular piece of paper, esp. one on which to write6) a newspaper or periodical7) pri a large, rectangular piece of printing paper, esp. one for printing a complete signature8) phia) the unseparated postage stamps on a single piece of paper containing a full impression of the printing plate or platesb) pane 4)9) naut. navig. a sail, as on a ship or boat10) an extent, stretch, or expanse, as of fire or water:sheets of flame[/ex]11) a thin, flat piece of metal or a very shallow pan on which to place food while baking12) gel a more or less horizontal mass of rock, esp. volcanic rock intruded between strata or poured out over a surface13) to furnish with sheets14) to wrap in a sheet15) to cover with a sheet or layer of something•Etymology: bef. 900; OE scēte (Anglian), scīete, c. OFris skāt, OHGscōzskirt, ON skaut sheet, Goskauthem sheet′less, adj. sheet′like`, adj. IIsheet[[t]ʃit[/t]] n.navig. a rope or wire used to secure or adjust a ship's sail•Etymology: 1300–50; ME shete, shortening of OE scēatlīne=scēat(a) lower corner of a sail (see sheet I) +līne line I, rope
From formal English to slang. 2014.