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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. used for writing or printing
  5. ( 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"
  6. newspaper with half- size pages
  7. come down as if in sheets; " The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"
  8. any broad thin expanse or surface; " a sheet of ice"
  9. cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping; " sheet the body"
  10. ( nautical) a line ( rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
  11. In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies.
  12. 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.
  13. A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc.
  14. A single signature of a book or a pamphlet;
  15. the book itself.
  16. A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf.
  17. A broad expanse of water, or the like.
  18. A sail.
  19. An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata.
  20. The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets.
  21. To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet.
  22. To expand, as a sheet.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. To cover with or as with a sheet.
  27. Cloth to cover a bed; broad piece of paper; a sail; rope that extends a sail.
  28. To cover, as with a sheet.
  29. To furnish with sheets; cover as in a sheet; shroud.
  30. To spread out into a sheet or sheets; expand.
  31. A thin and broad piece, as of paper or metal, or of cloth for a bed; any broad, flat surface, as of water.
  32. A rope or chain from a lower corner of the sail to extend or move it; also, a sail.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. To furnish with sheets; to cover as with sheets.
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Usage examples for sheet

  1. You forget I've got a clean sheet. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. " 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
  6. 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
  7. Then he wrote quickly upon a light blue sheet of paper: Elisaveta, I want your love. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. " 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
  11. And your face is as white as a sheet! – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Once more she placed the sheet of paper before her. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  15. I- I didn't want a sheet, Fox, she said. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  16. Joe fumbled in his pocket and brought out the yellow sheet. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  17. 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
  18. The other sheet he glanced at casually. – The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye
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