three sheets to the wind
Variant of sheet
- 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 of sheetMiddle 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
to cover or provide with, or form into, a sheet or sheets
in the form of a sheet: sheet iron