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Sheet meaning

sheet - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( nautical) a line ( rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
  2. 2. In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc.
  5. 5. A single signature of a book or a pamphlet;
  6. 6. the book itself.
  7. 7. A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf.
  8. 8. A broad expanse of water, or the like.
  9. 9. A sail.
  10. 10. An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata.
  11. 11. The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets.
  12. 12. To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet.
  13. 13. To expand, as a sheet.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Cloth to cover a bed; broad piece of paper; a sail; rope that extends a sail.
  16. 16. To cover, as with a sheet.

sheet - examples of usage

  1. When I get into trouble, I know Nan will be my sheet- anchor. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. Then Williams and I went aloft to see where the sheet had gone. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. Then I whispered to him across the sheet, 'We are two. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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