What does sheath mean?

Definitions for sheath
ʃiθ; ʃiðzsheath

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sheath.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheath(noun)

    a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)

  2. sheath, case(noun)

    an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

  3. cocktail dress, sheath(noun)

    a dress suitable for formal occasions


  1. sheath(Noun)

    A scabbard; a holster for a sword.

  2. sheath(Noun)

    Anything that has a similar shape to a scabbard for a sword that is for the purpose of holding an object that is longer than it is wide; a case.

  3. sheath(Noun)

    A tight-fitting dress.

  4. sheath(Noun)

    A condom.

  5. sheath(Noun)

    The foreskin of certain animals, e.g. dogs and horses.

  6. sheath(Verb)

    To put an object (especially a weapon, in particular, a sword) into its sheath.

  7. Origin: sceaþ. Cognate with Old Norse skeið (pl) ( > Danish skede), German Scheide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sheath(noun)

    a case for the reception of a sword, hunting knife, or other long and slender instrument; a scabbard

  2. Sheath(noun)

    any sheathlike covering, organ, or part

  3. Sheath(noun)

    the base of a leaf when sheathing or investing a stem or branch, as in grasses

  4. Sheath(noun)

    one of the elytra of an insect

  5. Origin: [OE. schethe, AS. sc, sce, sc; akin to OS. skia, D. scheede, G. scheide, OHG. sceida, Sw. skida, Dan. skede, Icel. skeiir, pl., and to E. shed, v.t., originally meaning, to separate, to part. See Shed.]


  1. Sheath

    Sheath is the third album by the British IDM act LFO, originally released on Warp Records in 2003. The track Moistly is feature as a playlist on the 2012 video game Lumines Electronic Symphony. "Freak" has been featured both in the 2005 film Hard Candy and in the opening credits of 2010 film Enter the Void.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sheath

    shēth, n. a case for a sword or other long instrument: a scabbard: any thin defensive covering: a membrane covering a stem or branch: the wing-case of an insect.—v.t. Sheathe (th), to put into a sheath: to cover with a sheath or case: to enclose in a lining.—adj. Sheathed (th), provided with, or enclosed in, a sheath: (bot., zool., and anat.) having a sheath, vaginate.—ns. Sheath′ing (th), that which sheathes, esp. the covering of a ship's bottom; Sheath′-knife, a knife carried in a sheath from the waist.—adjs. Sheath′less; Sheath′-winged, having the wings encased in elytra: coleopterous; Sheath′y, sheath-like.—Sheathe the sword, to put an end to war. [A.S. scéth, scǽth; Ger. scheide, Ice. skeithir.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheath in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sheath in a Sentence

  1. Lord Byron:

    For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause for breathe, And love itself have rest

  2. Lord Byron:

    For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause for breath, And love itself have rest.

  3. President Muhammadu Buhari:

    I want to call on the militants to sheath their weapons and embrace dialogue with government, we are making contacts with everybody who is involved, the ones that we can identify, through them, the ones that we can't identify so that there is a lot more inclusiveness in this dialogue.

  4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    The shades of night were falling fast,As though an Alpine village passedA youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice,A banner with the strange device,ExcelsiorHis brow was sad his eye beneath,Flashed like a falchion from its sheath,And like a silver clarion rungThe accents of that unknown tongue,Excelsior

  5. Jennifer Cutrona:

    The little pocket knives I had collected over the years were all at home in the drawer with my pepper spray. I needed something I could pull in less than a second, i sewed a knife sheath into the layers of my sports bra. I put it back on and realized it worked wonderfully. My confidence was back. I was not trying to come up with something that would kill. Just something that would give me a few seconds to get away.

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