Sheath



noun, plural sheaths
[sheeth z] /ʃiðz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a case or covering for the blade of a sword, dagger, or the like.
2.
any similar close-fitting covering or case.
3.
a condom.
4.
Biology. a closely enveloping part or structure, as in an animal or plant.
5.
Botany. the leaf base when it forms a vertical coating surrounding the stem.
6.
a close-fitting dress, skirt, or coat, especially an unbelted dress with a straight drape.
7.
Electricity. the metal covering of a cable.
8.
Electronics.

the metal wall of a wave guide.
a space charge formed by ions near an electrode in a tube containing low-pressure gas.
the region of a space charge in a cathode-ray tube.

verb (used with object)
9.
to sheathe.
noun (pl) sheaths (ʃiːðz)
1.
a case or covering for the blade of a knife, sword, etc
2.
any similar close-fitting case
3.
(biology) an enclosing or protective structure, such as a leaf base encasing the stem of a plant
4.
the protective covering on an electric cable
5.
a figure-hugging dress with a narrow tapering skirt
6.
another name for condom
verb
7.
(transitive) another word for sheathe

sheath (shēth)
n. pl. sheaths (shēðz, shēths)
An enveloping tubular structure, such as the tissue that encloses a muscle or nerve fiber.
sheath
(shēth)
An enveloping tubular structure, such as the base of a grass leaf that surrounds the stem or the tissue that encloses a muscle or nerve fiber.

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