a large rectangular piece of cotton, linen, or other material used as an article of bedding, commonly spread in pairs so that one is immediately above and the other immediately below the sleeper.
a broad, relatively thin, surface, layer, or covering.
a relatively thin, usually rectangular form, piece, plate, or slab, as of photographic film, glass, metal, etc.
material, as metal or glass, in the form of broad, relatively thin pieces.
a sail, as on a ship or boat.
a rectangular piece of paper or parchment, especially one on which to write.
a newspaper or periodical.
Printing and Bookbinding. a large, rectangular piece of printing paper, especially one for printing a complete signature.
Philately. the impression from a plate or the like on a single sheet of paper before any division of the paper into individual stamps.
an extent, stretch, or expanse, as of fire or water:
sheets of flame.
a thin, flat piece of metal or a very shallow pan on which to place food while baking.
Geology. a more or less horizontal mass of rock, especially volcanic rock intruded between strata or poured out over a surface.
one of the separate pieces making up a geometrical surface:
a hyperboloid of two sheets.
one of the planes or pieces of planes making up a Riemann surface.
Crystallography. a type of crystal structure, as in mica, in which certain atoms unite strongly in two dimensions to form a layer that is weakly joined to others.
verb (used with object)
to furnish with a sheet or sheets.
to wrap in a sheet.
to cover with a sheet or layer of something.
a rope or chain for extending the clews of a square sail along a yard.
a rope for trimming a fore-and-aft sail.
a rope or chain for extending the lee clew of a course.
verb (used with object)
Nautical. to trim, extend, or secure by means of a sheet or sheets.
three sheets in / to the wind, Slang. intoxicated.
a large rectangular piece of cotton, linen, etc, generally one of a pair used as inner bedclothes
a thin piece of a substance such as paper, glass, or metal, usually rectangular in form
(as modifier): sheet iron
a broad continuous surface; expanse or stretch: a sheet of rain
a newspaper, esp a tabloid
a piece of printed paper to be folded into a section for a book
a page of stamps, usually of one denomination and already perforated
any thin tabular mass of rock covering a large area
(transitive) to provide with, cover, or wrap in a sheet
(intransitive) (of rain, snow, etc) to fall heavily
(nautical) a line or rope for controlling the position of a sail relative to the wind
noun 1. Nautical. a large anchor used only in cases of emergency. 2. a final reliance or resource, as when in danger. sheet anchor noun 1. (nautical) a large strong anchor for use in emergency 2. a person or thing to be relied upon in an emergency
noun 1. a knot made between two ropes by forming a bight in one and passing the end of the other through the bight, around it, and under itself. noun 1. a knot used esp for joining ropes of different sizes Also called becket bend, weaver’s hitch
- Sheet cake
noun a one-layer cake often topped with frosting or with ingredients rolled into it Examples Sheet cakes are often sold at grocery stores and served at office or birthday parties. Usage Note cooking
noun 1. a covering made of sheet material, especially one used for a down comforter.