sheets

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[Sheet]

A sheet is a large, wide amount of something flat, like a sheet of metal or a sheet of paper. When it goes on your bed, a sheet is a similar expanse of fabric.

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

Noun
a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

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bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs

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(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

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a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

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used for writing or printing

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newspaper with half-size pages

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any broad thin expanse or surface; "a sheet of ice"

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(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"

Verb
cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping; "sheet the body"

Verb
come down as if in sheets; "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"


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

v. t.
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.

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A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc.

v. t.
A single signature of a book or a pamphlet;

v. t.
the book itself.

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A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf.

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A broad expanse of water, or the like.

v. t.
A sail.

v. t.
An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata.

v. t.
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.

v. t.
The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets.

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

v. t.
To expand, as a sheet.


Sheet

Sheet , n. [OE. shete, schete, AS. scte, scte, fr. sce'a0t 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. sce'a2tan to shoot. &root;159. See Shoot, v. t.] 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) 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.
If I do die before thee, prithee, shroud me In one of those same sheets.
(b) A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc. (c) 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.
(d) A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf. (e) A broad expanse of water, or the like. "The two beautiful sheets of water." Macaulay. (f) A sail. Dryden. (g) (Geol.) An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata. 2. [AS. sce'a0ta. See the Etymology above.] (Naut.) (a) 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. (b) pl. The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets. &hand; 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. [Sailors' Slang] -- Both sheets in the wind, very drunk. [Sailors' Slang] -- In sheets, lying flat or expanded; not folded, or folded but not bound; -- said especially of printed sheets. -- Sheet bend (Naut.), 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 under Lightning, Piling, etc.

Sheet

Sheet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sheeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sheeting.] 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." Shak. 2. To expand, as a sheet.
The star shot flew from the welkin blue, As it fell from the sheeted sky.
To sheet home (Naut.), to haul upon a sheet until the sail is as flat, and the clew as near the wind, as possible.

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

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

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Usage Examples

We believe the ice sheet was not around all the time. It was only around during cool snaps of the climate.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

It was like in Samoa when they'd put up a movie screen on the beach and show movies and the locals would run behind the sheet to see where the people went. It was pretty grim.

I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer.

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