Definitions for sheerʃɪər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. absolute, downright, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)(adj)

    complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

    "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity"

  2. plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed(adj)

    not mixed with extraneous elements

    "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"

  3. bluff, bold, sheer(adj)

    very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

    "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock"

  4. diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby(verb)

    so thin as to transmit light

    "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"

  5. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

  6. sheer(adverb)

    cause to sheer

    "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

  7. sheer, perpendicularly(adverb)

    straight up or down without a break

  8. sheer(adverb)

    directly

    "he fell sheer into the water"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. sheer(Noun)

    The curve of the main deck or gunwale from bow to stern.

  2. sheer(Noun)

    An abrupt swerve from the course of a ship.

  3. sheer(Verb)

    To swerve from a course.

  4. sheer(Verb)

    To shear.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Sheer(verb)

    bright; clear; pure; unmixed

  2. Sheer(verb)

    very thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin

  3. Sheer(verb)

    being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense

  4. Sheer(verb)

    stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular

  5. Sheer(adverb)

    clean; quite; at once

  6. Sheer(verb)

    to shear

  7. Sheer(verb)

    to decline or deviate from the line of the proper course; to turn aside; to swerve; as, a ship sheers from her course; a horse sheers at a bicycle

  8. Sheer(noun)

    the longitudinal upward curvature of the deck, gunwale, and lines of a vessel, as when viewed from the side

  9. Sheer(noun)

    the position of a vessel riding at single anchor and swinging clear of it

  10. Sheer(noun)

    a turn or change in a course

  11. Sheer(noun)

    shears See Shear

  12. Origin: [See Shear.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sheer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4341

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sheer' in Adjectives Frequency: #587


Translations for sheer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • senkrecht, steil, pur, schier, bloß, rein, vertikal, durchsichtig, hauchdünn, transparentGerman
  • vertical, escarpado, acantilado, puro, transparente, muy delgado, finoSpanish
  • محضPersian
  • pystysuora, silkka, suora, äkkijyrkkä, puhdas, seitinohut, ohut, pelkkä, harsomainenFinnish
  • reinurFaroese
  • pur, transparent, verticalFrench
  • croghManx
  • puszta, teljes, merő, áttetsző, vékony, könnyűHungarian
  • 純粋, 透明Japanese
  • moteMāori
  • bratt, rett, ren, vertikal, ublandet, gjennomskinneligNorwegian
  • steil, klinkklaar, puur, recht, klaar, flinterdunDutch
  • ublanda, reinNorwegian Nynorsk
  • urwisty, przezroczysty, czystyPolish
  • direto, puro, fino, puraPortuguese
  • sadeaRomanian
  • настоя́щий, су́щий, чи́стый, вертика́льный, прозра́чный, отве́сныйRussian
  • proziran, прозиранSerbo-Croatian
  • čistý, číry, priesvitnýSlovak
  • saf, inceTurkish

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