What does sheet mean?

Definitions for sheet
ʃitsheet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheet(noun)

    any broad thin expanse or surface

    "a sheet of ice"

  2. sheet, piece of paper, sheet of paper(noun)

    paper used for writing or printing

  3. sheet, bed sheet(noun)

    bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs

  4. plane, sheet(noun)

    (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape

    "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"

  5. tabloid, rag, sheet(noun)

    newspaper with half-size pages

  6. sheet, flat solid(noun)

    a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

  7. sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud(noun)

    (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

  8. sail, canvas, canvass, sheet(verb)

    a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

  9. sheet(verb)

    come down as if in sheets

    "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"

  10. sheet(verb)

    cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping

    "sheet the body"

Wiktionary

  1. sheet(Noun)

    A thin bed cloth used as a covering for a mattress or as a layer over the sleeper.

  2. sheet(Noun)

    A piece of paper, usually rectangular, that has been prepared for writing, artwork, drafting, wrapping, manufacture of packaging (boxes, envelopes, etc.), and for other uses. The word does not include scraps and irregular small pieces destined to be recycled, used for stuffing or cushioning or paper mache, etc.

  3. sheet(Noun)

    A flat metal pan, often without raised edge, used for baking.

  4. sheet(Noun)

    A thin, flat layer of solid material.

  5. sheet(Noun)

    A broad, flat expanse of a material on a surface.

  6. sheet(Noun)

    A line (rope) used to adjust the trim of a sail.

  7. sheet(Noun)

    A sail.

  8. sheet(Noun)

    The area of ice on which the game of curling is played.

  9. sheet(Noun)

    A layer of veneer.

  10. sheet(Verb)

    To cover or wrap with cloth, or paper, or other similar material

    Remember to sheet the floor before you start painting.

  11. sheet(Verb)

    Of rain, or other precipitation. To pour heavily.

    We couldn't go out because the rain was sheeting down all day long.

  12. sheet(Noun)

    Precipitation of such quantity and force as to resemble a thin, virtually solid wall.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sheet(verb)

    in general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  2. Sheet(verb)

    a broad piece of cloth, usually linen or cotton, used for wrapping the body or for a covering; especially, one used as an article of bedding next to the body

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  3. Sheet(verb)

    a broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  4. Sheet(verb)

    a single signature of a book or a pamphlet;

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  5. Sheet(verb)

    the book itself

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  6. Sheet(verb)

    a broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  7. Sheet(verb)

    a broad expanse of water, or the like

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  8. Sheet(verb)

    a sail

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  9. Sheet(verb)

    an extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  10. Sheet(verb)

    a rope or chain which regulates the angle of adjustment of a sail in relation in relation to the wind; -- usually attached to the lower corner of a sail, or to a yard or a boom

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  11. Sheet(verb)

    the space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  12. Sheet(verb)

    to furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

  13. Sheet(verb)

    to expand, as a sheet

    Etymology: [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. scet a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. scetan to shoot. 159. See Shoot, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Sheet

    In sailing, a sheet is a line used to control the movable corner of a sail.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sheet

    shēt, n. a large, thin piece of anything: a large, broad piece of cloth in a bed: a large, broad piece of paper: a sail: the rope fastened to the leeward corner of a sail to extend it to the wind.—v.t. to cover with, or as with, a sheet: to furnish with sheets: to form into sheets.—ns. Sheet′-copp′er, -ī′ron, -lead, -met′al, copper, iron, lead, metal in thin sheets.—adj. Sheet′ed, with a white band or belt.—ns. Sheet′-glass, a kind of crown-glass made at first in the form of a cylinder, cut longitudinally, and opened out into a sheet; Sheet′ing, cloth used for bed-sheets: the process of forming into sheets; Sheet′-light′ning, lightning appearing in sheets or having a broad appearance; Sheet′-work, press-work.—A sheet (or Three sheets) in the wind, fuddled, tipsy; In sheets (print.), not folded, or folded but not bound. [A.S. scéte, scýte, a sheet—sceótan (pa.t. sceát), to shoot, project.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sheet

    A rope or chain fastened to one or both the lower corners of a sail, to extend and retain the clue down to its place. When a ship sails with a side wind, the lower corners of the main and fore sails are fastened by a tack and a sheet, the former being to windward, and the latter to leeward; the tack is, however, only disused with a stern wind, whereas the sail is never spread without the assistance of one or both of the sheets; the staysails and studding-sails have only one tack and one sheet each; the staysail-tacks are fastened forward, and the sheets drawn aft; but the studding-sail tacks draw to the extremity of the boom, while the sheet is employed to extend the inner corner.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sheet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2682

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sheet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1321

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sheet' in Nouns Frequency: #717

Anagrams for sheet »

  1. these

  2. seeth

  3. thees

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheet in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sheet in a Sentence

  1. Luke Bartholomew:

    It seems like a step away from the whole notion of monetary union, secondly, it is a pretty explicit acknowledgement of the credit risk that the ECB doesn't want to have on the balance sheet and that is a signal that they don't want to send.

  2. Primo Levi:

    After the planet becomes theirs, many millions of years will have to pass before a beetle particularly loved by God, at the end of its calculations will find written on a sheet of paper in letters of fire that energy is equal to the mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light. The new kings of the world will live tranquilly for a long time, confining themselves to devouring each other and being parasites among each other on a cottage industry scale.

  3. Mark Morris:

    This was all about fixing the balance sheet.

  4. Lezley McSpadden:

    Almost four years ago to this day, I ran down this very street, and my son was covered in a sheet. It broke me, you know. It brought me down to my knees and made me feel crippled, as if I could do nothing else anymore, i learned to walk again.

  5. Jason Furman:

    The problem with the economic side is that if it lasts more than a few months, it then takes on its own momentum, if you look across the United States and across other countries, the unemployment rate can go up very quickly, but it cant come back down very quickly. It never has. A business whose balance sheet is in tatters after nine months without revenues might go bankrupt, it might go out of business, or it wont be in position to hire people back immediately even if demand returns.

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