Definition of Sheathe

1. Verb. Cover with a protective sheathing. "Sheathe her face"

Generic synonyms: Cover
Specialized synonyms: Invaginate
Derivative terms: Sheathing

2. Verb. Enclose with a sheath. "Sheathe a sword"
Generic synonyms: Enclose, Enfold, Envelop, Enwrap, Wrap
Antonyms: Unsheathe

3. Verb. Plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh.
Generic synonyms: Immerse, Plunge

Definition of Sheathe

1. v. t. To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.

Definition of Sheathe

1. Verb. To put something, such as a knife, into a sheath ¹

2. Verb. To encase something with a protective covering ¹

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Definition of Sheathe

1. to put into a protective case [v SHEATHED, SHEATHING, SHEATHES]

Medical Definition of Sheathe

1. 1. To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case. "The leopard . . . Keeps the claws of his fore feet turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin of his toes." (Grew) "'T is in my breast she sheathes her dagger now." (Dryden) 2. To fit or furnish, as with a sheath. 3. To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a ship with copper. 4. To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles. To sheathe the sword, to make peace. Origin: Sheathed; Sheating Alternative forms: sheath. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheathe

sheath knife
sheath knives
sheath ligaments
sheath of Key and Retzius
sheath of Schwann
sheath of Schweigger-Seidel
sheath of thyroid gland
sheath pile
sheath rot
sheathe (current term)
sheathed artery
sheathed cable

Literary usage of Sheathe

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

1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"This would sheathe the sword ; and if once sheathed, it would never again be drawn by $U8 generation." " But three-fourths of the States can amend the ..."

2. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"In the blue vault of heaven the full-orbed moon came forth to sheathe the Matterhorn in silver. In that refulgent light its ^^^^^^^^^^ icy edges looked ..."

3. The Vision of Columbus: A Poem in Nine Books by Joel Barlow (1787)
"... nor inexpert in arms, See Humphreys glorious from the field mire, sheathe the glad fword and firing the ..."

4. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources by James Wood (1899)
"She's beautiful, and therefore to be woo'd ; / She's a woman, and therefore to be won. i Hen, VI., v. > sheathe thy impatience ; throw cold water on 85 thy ..."

5. The Chemistry of the Arts: Being a Practical Display of the Arts and by Samuel Frederick Gray, Arthur Livermore Porter (1830)
"An operator then puts on a hood, jacket, and pantaloons, formed of raw hides, thoroughly soaked in water, so as to sheathe himself entirely, ..."

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