Definitions of sheet

  1. bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs
  2. a large piece of fabric ( as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  3. a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
  4. a line ( rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
  5. used for writing or printing
  6. ( 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"
  7. newspaper with half- size pages
  8. come down as if in sheets; " The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"
  9. any broad thin expanse or surface; " a sheet of ice"
  10. cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping; " sheet the body"
  11. ( nautical) a line ( rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
  12. In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies.
  13. 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.
  14. A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc.
  15. A single signature of a book or a pamphlet;
  16. the book itself.
  17. A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf.
  18. A broad expanse of water, or the like.
  19. A sail.
  20. An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata.
  21. The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets.
  22. To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet.
  23. To expand, as a sheet.
  24. 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.
  25. A large, broad, thin piece of any substance, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad piece of linen or cotton to cover a bed; a single piece of paper of differing size; a newspaper; a broad expanse or surface; a rope attached to a sail to move it.
  26. 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.
  27. To cover with or as with a sheet.
  28. Cloth to cover a bed; broad piece of paper; a sail; rope that extends a sail.
  29. To cover, as with a sheet.
  30. To furnish with sheets; cover as in a sheet; shroud.
  31. To spread out into a sheet or sheets; expand.
  32. A thin and broad piece, as of paper or metal, or of cloth for a bed; any broad, flat surface, as of water.
  33. A rope or chain from a lower corner of the sail to extend or move it; also, a sail.
  34. A broad piece of cloth to cover a bed; a large broad piece of paper; anything expanded; a sail; rope to extend a sail. See Shoot.
  35. Any open piece of cloth not made up into a shaped garment; a broad large piece of anything made thin, as paper, linen, iron, & c.; in bed- clothes, a large piece of linen or cotton cloth placed next the body; any thin covering, as a sheel of ice or water; any flat expanse; a book or pamphlet; among seamen, a rope attached to one or both the lower corners of a sail in order to extend it to the wind.
  36. To furnish with sheets; to cover as with sheets.

Quotes of sheet

  1. I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer. – Jenny Agutter
  2. We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven't invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste -water systems, our sewer systems. We haven't even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us. – Michael Bennett
  3. In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavorable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet – Lord Chandos
  4. You're better off being a brick layer if you're going to play guitar than a sheet metal worker. – Roger Daltrey
  5. Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. – Gene Fowler
  6. The mind is like a sheet of white paper in this, that the impressions it receives the oftenest, and retains the longest, are black ones. – Julius Charles Hare
  7. I worked for a newspaper in Europe for, I lived in Europe for about seven years, so I worked in this sort of a yellow journalism kind of a thing, it was like a scandal sheet – Kurt Loder
  8. We believe the ice sheet was not around all the time. It was only around during cool snaps of the climate. – Kenneth Miller
  9. As a scientist, my attention became totally focused on global warming some 15 years ago by the elegant and powerful measurements of carbon dioxide trapped in ice cores taken as much as 2 miles deep from the great East Antarctica ice sheet – John Olver
  10. I knew that for this movie to work it had to be very hot and very real, and it wasn't going to be a case of doing it Hollywood all covered with a nice little sheet – Natasha Richardson
  11. I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet and crawled out when spring came. I often say I'll never reach the same artistic level again. – Stellan Skarsgard
  12. A very receptive state of mind... not unlike a sheet of film itself- seemingly inert, yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it. – Minor White
  13. I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer. – Alicia Witt

Usage examples for sheet

  1. When Rollo came back with the sand- box and the sheet of paper in his hand, he found Nathan with his high chair, at the kitchen door, trying to get in. – Rollo's Experiments by Jacob Abbott
  2. And then she saw, on the sofa at one side of the place, a human form under a sheet – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  3. You forget I've got a clean sheet – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  4. I- I didn't want a sheet Fox, she said. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  5. The channel of the creek had been dry for several miles, but we now saw a large sheet of water bearing due east, distant two miles, to which we made our way, and then stopped. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  6. Once more she placed the sheet of paper before her. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  7. " You had better take more than one sheet Rita," he said softly. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  8. Then I whispered to him across the sheet 'We are two. – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  9. There was no harm in it- I should have destroyed the second sheet in a minute or two, and in any case it was so badly done that it was absolutely worthless. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. But see, my sheet is out! – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. At the end of the first week my letter to him contained little more than a sheet of paper. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson
  12. And he himself had covered them with a sheet without making an effort to part them. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  13. " Tell Thuillier to come and see me to- morrow evening, and I think we can then correct the last sheet – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  14. He went into a book- store and bought a sheet of paper and an envelope. – The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way by Horatio Alger
  15. Mrs. Kenton frowned and shook her head, but Ellen answered from under the sheet I don't mind the roses, Lottie. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. Then he wrote quickly upon a light blue sheet of paper: Elisaveta, I want your love. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  17. Joe fumbled in his pocket and brought out the yellow sheet – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  18. The other sheet he glanced at casually. – The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye
  19. But on one sheet what can I say? – The Passing of the Frontier A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Emerson Hough
  20. And your face is as white as a sheet – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston

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