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Noun: sheet  sheet
  1. Any broad thin expanse or surface
    "a sheet of ice"
     
  2. Paper used for writing or printing
    - piece of paper, sheet of paper
     
  3. Bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs
    - bed sheet
     
  4. (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    "we will refer to the sheet of the graph as the X-Y plane";
    - plane
     
  5. Newspaper with half-size pages
    - tabloid, rag
     
  6. A flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
    - flat solid
     
  7. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
    - tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud
     
  8. A large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    - sail, canvas, canvass
Verb: sheet  sheet
  1. Come down as if in sheets
    "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"
     
  2. Cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping
    "sheet the body"

Derived forms: sheeted, sheets, sheeting

Type of: artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], bed linen, bucket [Brit], chuck [Brit], chuck it down [Brit], cover, expanse, form, line, newspaper, paper, pelt, piece of cloth, piece of material, pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, shape, stream, teem, tip [Brit]

Part of: sailing ship, sailing vessel, ship

Encyclopedia: Sheet, Hampshire