The definition of a sheet is a rectangular piece of fabric covering a mattress, a rectangular piece of paper, or a continuous surface of something.(noun)
Sheet is defined as to cover with or give a covering.(verb)
An example of sheet is to make a bed.
Sheet means a flat, rectangular shape.(adjective)
An example of sheet used as an adjective is in the phrase "sheet cake."
See sheet in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME schete < OE sceat, piece of cloth, lappet, region, akin to Ger schoss, lap, ON skaut, lappet: for prob. IE base see shoot
Origin: ME shete, as if < OE sceata, lower corner of a sail (akin to sheet) but actually short for sceatline, line attached to that part of a sail
See sheet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English schete, cloth
Origin: , from Old English scēte; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English shete
Origin: , from Old English scēat(line), sheet (line)
Origin: , from scēata, corner of a sail; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.
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