Shelves



noun
1.
plural of shelf.
noun, plural shelves
[shelvz] /ʃɛlvz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a thin slab of wood, metal, etc., fixed horizontally to a wall or in a frame, for supporting objects.
2.
the contents of this:
a shelf of books.
3.
a surface or projection resembling this; ledge.
4.
Physical Geography.

a sandbank or submerged extent of rock in the sea or river.
the bedrock underlying an alluvial deposit or the like.
continental shelf.

5.
Archery. the upper part of the bow hand, on which the arrow rests.
Idioms
6.
off the shelf, readily available from merchandise in stock:
Any of those parts can be purchased off the shelf.
7.
on the shelf, Informal.

put aside temporarily; postponed.
inactive; useless.
without prospects of marriage, as after having broken an engagement.

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.
1.
to slope gradually.
noun
1.
the plural of shelf
noun (pl) shelves (ʃɛlvz)
1.
a thin flat plank of wood, metal, etc, fixed horizontally against a wall, etc, for the purpose of supporting objects
2.
something resembling this in shape or function
3.
the objects placed on a shelf, regarded collectively: a shelf of books
4.
a projecting layer of ice, rock, etc, on land or in the sea See also continental shelf
5.
(mining) a layer of bedrock hit when sinking a shaft
6.
(archery) the part of the hand on which an arrow rests when the bow is grasped
7.
See off the shelf
8.
on the shelf, put aside or abandoned: used esp of unmarried women considered to be past the age of marriage
verb
9.
(transitive) (Austral, slang) to inform upon
verb (transitive)
1.
to place on a shelf
2.
to provide with shelves
3.
to put aside or postpone from consideration
4.
to dismiss or cause to retire
verb
1.
(intransitive) to slope away gradually; incline
shelf
(shělf)
See continental shelf.
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