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  1. sheet
    IPA[SHēt]
  2. noun

    • 1. a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed to cover the mattress and as a layer beneath blankets when these are used.

    • 2. used in comparisons to describe the pallor of a person who is ill or has had a shock:

      Are you OK? You're as white as a sheet
    • 3. a rectangular piece of paper, especially one of a standard size produced commercially and used for writing and printing on:

      a sheet of unmarked paper
      Synonym : piece of paper, leaf, page, folio
    • 4. a quantity of text or other information contained on a sheet of paper:

      he produced yet another sheet of figures
    • 5. a flat piece of paper as opposed to a reel of continuous paper, the bound pages of a book, or a folded map.

    • 6. all the postage stamps printed on one piece of paper:

      a sheet of stamps
    • 7. a map, especially one part of a series covering a larger area.

    • 8. a broad flat piece of material such as metal or glass:

      the small pipe has been formed from a flat sheet of bronze
      Synonym : pane, panel, piece, plate, slab
    • 9. an extensive unbroken surface area of something:

      a sheet of ice
    • 10. a broad moving mass of flames or water:

      the rain was still falling in sheets

    verb

    • 1. cover with or wrap in a sheet or sheets:

      we sheeted a narrow bed
    • 2. (of rain) fall in large quantities:

      rain sheeted down
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sheet, plural noun: sheets

    • v.: verb: sheet, 3rd person present: sheets, gerund or present participle: sheeting, past tense: sheeted, past participle: sheeted

    • noun

      a rope attached to the lower corner of a sail for securing or extending the sail or for altering its direction.

      the space at the bow or stern of an open boat.

    • verb

      make a sail more or less taut:

      extend a sail by tightening the sheets so that the sail is set as flat as possible:

    • noun

      a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed to cover the mattress and as a layer beneath blankets when these are used.

      a rectangular piece of paper, especially one of a standard size produced commercially and used for writing and printing on:

    • verb

      cover with or wrap in a sheet of cloth:

      (of rain) fall in large quantities:

    • noun

      a rope attached to the lower corner of a sail for securing or extending the sail or for altering its direction.

      the space at the bow or stern of an open boat.

    • verb

      make a sail more or less taut:

      extend a sail by tightening the sheets so that the sail is set as flat as possible:

    • adjective

      covered with or enveloped in a sheet of cloth:

      (of rock) fissured or divided into layers, especially by faulting:

    • adjective

      covered with or enveloped in a sheet of cloth:

      (of rock) fissured or divided into layers, especially by faulting:

    • noun

      a record made in a police station of the charges against a person.
    • verb

      formally accuse (someone) of committing an offense; charge:
    • noun

      a manual detailing the house style of a particular publisher, publication, etc.

      a type of template file consisting of font and layout settings to give a standardized look to certain documents.

    • n. noun

      A large extra anchor intended for use in an emergency.

      A source of aid in time of emergency or danger.

    • noun

      printed music, as opposed to performed or recorded music:

      music published in single or interleaved sheets, not bound.

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