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Noun: sheet  sheet
  1. Bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of thin soft material made with cotton, polycotton, etc.
    - bed sheet
  2. Any broad thin expanse or surface
    "a sheet of ice"
  3. Paper used for writing or printing
    - piece of paper, sheet of paper
  4. Newspaper with half-size pages
    - tabloid, rag [informal]
  5. A flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
    - flat solid
  6. A large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    - sail, canvas, canvass
  7. (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    "we will refer to the sheet of the graph as the X-Y plane";
    - plane
  8. (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
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: sheets, sheeting, sheeted

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

Part of: sailing ship, sailing vessel, ship

Encyclopedia: Sheet, Shropshire