plural of shelf.
noun, plural shelves
[shelvz] /ʃɛlvz/ (Show IPA)
a thin slab of wood, metal, etc., fixed horizontally to a wall or in a frame, for supporting objects.
the contents of this:
a shelf of books.
a surface or projection resembling this; ledge.
a sandbank or submerged extent of rock in the sea or river.
the bedrock underlying an alluvial deposit or the like.
Archery. the upper part of the bow hand, on which the arrow rests.
off the shelf, readily available from merchandise in stock:
Any of those parts can be purchased off the shelf.
on the shelf, Informal.
put aside temporarily; postponed.
without prospects of marriage, as after having broken an engagement.
verb (used with object), shelved, shelving.
to place (something) on a shelf or shelves.
to put off or aside from consideration:
to shelve the question.
to remove from active use or service; dismiss.
to furnish with shelves.
verb (used without object), shelved, shelving.
to slope gradually.
the plural of shelf
noun (pl) shelves (ʃɛlvz)
a thin flat plank of wood, metal, etc, fixed horizontally against a wall, etc, for the purpose of supporting objects
something resembling this in shape or function
the objects placed on a shelf, regarded collectively: a shelf of books
a projecting layer of ice, rock, etc, on land or in the sea See also continental shelf
(mining) a layer of bedrock hit when sinking a shaft
(archery) the part of the hand on which an arrow rests when the bow is grasped
See off the shelf
on the shelf, put aside or abandoned: used esp of unmarried women considered to be past the age of marriage
(transitive) (Austral, slang) to inform upon
to place on a shelf
to provide with shelves
to put aside or postpone from consideration
to dismiss or cause to retire
(intransitive) to slope away gradually; incline
See continental shelf.
noun 1. material for shelves. 2. shelves collectively. verb (used with object), shelved, shelving. 1. to place (something) on a shelf or shelves. 2. to put off or aside from consideration: to shelve the question. 3. to remove from active use or service; dismiss. 4. to furnish with shelves. verb (used without object), shelved, shelving. […]
noun 1. the eldest of the three sons of Noah. Gen. 10:21. noun 1. (Old Testament) the eldest of Noah’s three sons (Genesis 10:21) Douay spelling Sem (sɛm) a name; renown, the first mentioned of the sons of Noah (Gen. 5:32; 6:10). He was probably the eldest of Noah’s sons. The words “brother of Japheth […]
noun, Judaism. 1. a liturgical prayer, prominent in Jewish history and tradition, that is recited daily at the morning and evening services and expresses the Jewish people’s ardent faith in and love of God. noun 1. the central statement of Jewish belief, the sentence “Hear, O Israel: the Lord is your God; the Lord is […]
rumour, a Benjamite whose sons “came to David to Ziklag” (1 Chr. 12:3).