An example of shelve is for a librarian to return books to the stacks from a cart.
An example of shelve is to choose to stop discussion on a topic in order to move to the next agenda item.
Shelved the products in the grocery store.
Workers who were shelved during the recession.
The library needs volunteers to help shelve books.
To shelve a closet or a library.
Origin of shelve
- From shelf (on the model of such pairs as calf, calve)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From (plural of) shelf.