- Sheet means a flat, rectangular shape.
An example of sheet used as an adjective is in the phrase "sheet cake."
- 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.
- An example of a sheet is a flannel covering on a mattress.
- An example of a sheet is a piece of paper on which to draw.
- An example of a sheet is a layer of ice over the sidewalk.
- Sheet is defined as to cover with or give a covering.
An example of sheet is to make a bed.
A bed covered with white sheets.
sheet definition by Webster's New World
- a large, rectangular piece of cotton, linen, etc., used on a bed, usually in pairs, one under and one over the body
- a rectangular piece of paper, esp. one of a number of pieces cut to a definite, uniform size, as for use in writing, printing, etc.
- a large piece of such paper with a number of pages printed on it, to be folded into a signature for binding into a book: usually used in pl.
- Informal a newspaper: a scandal sheet
- a broad, continuous surface, layer, or expanse, as of flame, water, ice, etc.
- a broad, thin, usually rectangular piece of any material, as glass, plywood, metal, etc.
- a flat baking pan: a cookie sheet
- Old Poet. a sail
- Geol. any layer or deposit of rock, gravel, soil, ice, etc. that is broad in extent and comparatively thin
- the unseparated stamps printed on a piece of paper by a single impression of a plate
- pane (sense )
Origin: Middle English schete ; from Old English sceat, piece of cloth, lappet, region, akin to German schoss, lap, Old Norse skaut, lappet: for probably Indo-European base see shoot
- sheetlike adjective
- a rope or chain attached to a lower corner of a sail: it is shortened or slackened to control the set of the sail
- the spaces not occupied by thwarts, or cross seats, at the bow and stern of an open boat
Origin: Middle English shete, as if ; from Old English sceata, lower corner of a sail (akin to sheet) but actually short for sceatline, line attached to that part of a sail
sheet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A broad rectangular piece of fabric serving as a basic article of bedding.
- a. A broad, thin, usually rectangular mass or piece of material, such as paper, metal, glass, or plywood.b. A flat or very shallow, usually rectangular pan used for baking.
- A broad, flat, continuous surface or expanse: a sheet of ice.
- A moving expanse: a sheet of flames.
- A newspaper, especially a tabloid.
- Geology A broad, relatively thin deposit or layer of igneous or sedimentary rock.
- A large block of stamps printed by a single impression of a plate before the individual stamps have been separated.
- Mathematics A surface of revolution generated by revolving a hyperbola about one of its two symmetric axes.
- To cover with, wrap in, or provide with a sheet.
- To make into sheets.
Origin: Middle English schete, cloth, from Old English scēte; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.
- A rope or chain attached to one or both of the lower corners of a sail, serving to move or extend it.
- sheets The spaces at either end of an open boat in front of and behind the seats.
Origin: Middle English shete, from Old English scēat(line), sheet (line), from scēata, corner of a sail; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.
sheet - Phrases/Idioms
three sheets in the windor three sheets to the wind