What does sheet mean?

Definitions for sheet
ʃitsheet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheetnoun

    any broad thin expanse or surface

    "a sheet of ice"

  2. sheet, piece of paper, sheet of papernoun

    paper used for writing or printing

  3. sheet, bed sheetnoun

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

  4. plane, sheetnoun

    (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, sheetnoun

    newspaper with half-size pages

  6. sheet, flat solidnoun

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

  7. sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroudnoun

    (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, sheetverb

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

  9. sheetverb

    come down as if in sheets

    "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"

  10. sheetverb

    cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping

    "sheet the body"

Wiktionary

  1. sheetnoun

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

  2. sheetnoun

    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. sheetnoun

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

  4. sheetnoun

    A thin, flat layer of solid material.

  5. sheetnoun

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

  6. sheetnoun

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

  7. sheetnoun

    A sail.

  8. sheetnoun

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

  9. sheetnoun

    A layer of veneer.

  10. sheetverb

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

    Remember to sheet the floor before you start painting.

  11. sheetverb

    Of rain, or other precipitation. To pour heavily.

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

  12. sheetnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Sheetverb

    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. Phil Robertson:

    This is a tally sheet exercise, with the Thai side trying to figure how many cases and how many officials the U.S. government wants prosecuted in order to give an upgrade, thailand's efforts this year have been a lot of talk, shuffling of assignments at government inter-agency committees, but little substantive action to effectively end trafficking.

  2. Mark Kiesel:

    The ECB has finally embraced quantitative easing : Purchase programs of covered bonds and asset-backed securities are already underway, and as European inflation remains stubbornly low, we expect that The ECB will further expand The ECB balance sheet by buying euro-denominated IG corporate and sovereign bonds.

  3. Chief Executive Dave McKay:

    We have a significant opportunity to put our balance sheet behind City National.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper.

  5. Chief Executive Dave Calhoun:

    We're going to start with a clean sheet of paper again; I'm looking forward to that.

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