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.
To shelve a discussion.
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.