Definition of Sheet

1. Noun. Any broad thin expanse or surface. "A sheet of ice"

Generic synonyms: Expanse

2. Verb. Come down as if in sheets. "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"

3. Noun. Paper used for writing or printing.

4. Verb. Cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping. "Sheet the body"
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Sheeting

5. Noun. Bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs.
Exact synonyms: Bed Sheet
Generic synonyms: Bed Linen
Specialized synonyms: Contour Sheet, Fitted Sheet

6. Noun. (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape. "Any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"
Exact synonyms: Plane
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Specialized synonyms: Cartesian Plane, Facet Plane, Midline, Midplane, Orbital Plane, Picture Plane, Tangent Plane
Derivative terms: Planar, Plane

7. Noun. Newspaper with half-size pages.
Exact synonyms: Rag, Tabloid
Generic synonyms: Newspaper, Paper

8. Noun. A flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width.

9. Noun. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind.
Exact synonyms: Mainsheet, Shroud, Tack, Weather Sheet
Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
Specialized synonyms: Futtock Shroud
Generic synonyms: Line
Group relationships: Ship
Derivative terms: Tack

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

Definition of Sheet

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

2. v. t. To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet.

Definition of Sheet

1. Noun. A thin bed cloth used as a covering for a mattress or as a layer over the sleeper. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Noun. A flat metal pan, often without raised edge, used for baking. ¹

4. Noun. A thin, flat layer of solid material. ¹

5. Noun. A broad, flat expanse of a material on a surface. ¹

6. Noun. (context: nautical) A line (rope) used to adjust the trim of a sail. ¹

7. Noun. (context: nautical nonstandard) A sail. ¹

8. Noun. (curling) The area of ice on which the game of curling is played. ¹

9. Noun. (nonstandard) A layer of veneer. ¹

10. Noun. (figuratively) Precipitation of such quantity and force as to resemble a thin, virtually solid wall. ¹

11. Verb. To cover or wrap with cloth, or paper, or other similar material ¹

12. Verb. Of rain, or other precipitation. To pour heavily. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sheet

1. to cover with a sheet (a thin, rectangular piece of material) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Sheet

1. 1. To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet. "The sheeted dead." "When snow the pasture sheets." 2. To expand, as a sheet. "The star shot flew from the welkin blue, As it fell from the sheeted sky." (J. R. Drake) To sheet home, to haul upon a sheet until the sail is as flat, and the clew as near the wind, as possible. Origin: Sheeted; Sheeting. In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies. Specifically: 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. "He fell into a trance, and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners." (Acts x. 10, 11) "If I do die before thee, prithee, shroud me In one of those same sheets." (Shak) A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc. A single signature of a book or a pamphlet; in pl, the book itself. "To this the following sheets are intended for a full and distinct answer." (Waterland) A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf. A broad expanse of water, or the like. "The two beautiful sheets of water." . A sail. An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata. 2. [AS. Sceata. See the Etymology above. 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. Pl. The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets. Sheet is often used adjectively, or in combination, to denote that the substance to the name of which it is prefixed is in the form of sheets, or thin plates or leaves; as, sheet brass, or sheet-brass; sheet glass, or sheet-glass; sheet gold, or sheet-gold; sheet iron, or sheet-iron, etc. A sheet in the wind, half drunk. Both sheets in the wind, very drunk. In sheets, lying flat or expanded; not folded, or folded but not bound; said especially of printed sheets. Sheet bend, a bend or hitch used for temporarily fastening a rope to the bight of another rope or to an eye. Sheet lightning, Sheet piling, etc. See Lightning, Piling, etc. Origin: OE. Shete, schete, AS. Scte, scte, fr. Sceat 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. Sceotan to shoot. See Shoot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheet

sheer(a)
sheered
sheerer
sheerest
sheering
sheerleg
sheerlegs
sheerly
sheerness
sheernesses
sheers
sheerwater
sheerwaters
sheesh
sheesha
sheet-erosion
sheet-metal
sheet-metal work
sheet-metals
sheet-piling
sheet anchor
sheet bend
sheet cake
sheet erosion
sheet iron
sheet lighting
sheet lightning
sheet metal

Literary usage of Sheet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1882)
"Parts of the Parishes of Shotley, Trimley St. Mary, and Walton (sheet LXXXIX, 7, Co. ... Forest of Dean, sheet XXX. 16. Part« of the Parishes of Newland and ..."

2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"The tubes of flow within this sheet are determined by the function A. If A^ and A/> denote the values of A at the points A and P respectively, ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"current-sheet at any point not included in the thickness of the sheet is the same ... If the current-sheet is bounded, then we must make C+ <f> = 0 at the ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1881)
"The publication of this sheet completes the plan of the Parish of West Harnham; ... Cadoxton Juxt Neath, and Llantwit Juxta Neath, sheet XVI.—5. ..."

5. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"l sheet. 1884 no. 2. List of plants ready for distribution from the 104-105. no ... 1 sheet, no. 21. Examination of red wines from Sonoma and Napa counties, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"BALANCE sheet OF EH COBB COMPANY as of December 31, 1916. the most permanent. English methods of accounting regard the balance sheet as a statement of ..."

7. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1884)
"sheet No. 35 of Guzerat. Parts of the Surat Collectorate of the ... Deccan Topographical Survey. Scale 2 inches to a mile. sheet No. 4. ..."

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