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Shelf meaning

shelf - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament.
  2. 2. A sand bank in the sea, or a rock, or ledge of rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships.
  3. 3. A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of rock.
  4. 4. A piece of timber running the whole length of a vessel inside the timberheads.
  5. 5. A ledge; ledge of rock; board fixed against a wall, & c., for laying things on.

shelf - examples of usage

  1. She walked over to the shelf, took it down, and returned to her seat, placing the book on the table between them. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He took it down from the shelf and found the picture. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. For one second the youth and maiden, close together, hung on to this natural shelf, gaining strength to pull themselves up on to the ground. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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