Sheathe meaning

shēth
To insert into or provide with a sheath.
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To retract (a claw) into a sheath.
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To enclose with a protective covering; encase.
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To put into a sheath or scabbard.
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To enclose in or protect with a case or covering.

Wood sheathed with tin.

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To thrust (a sword, knife, etc.) into flesh.
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To retract (claws)
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To put something, such as a knife, into a sheath.
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To encase something with a protective covering.
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Origin of sheathe

  • Middle English schethen from schethe sheath sheath
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition