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Definition of "sheet" []

  • A broad rectangular piece of fabric serving as a basic article of bedding. (noun)
  • A broad, thin, usually rectangular mass or piece of material, such as paper, metal, glass, or plywood. (noun)
  • A flat or very shallow, usually rectangular pan used for baking. (noun)
  • A broad, flat, continuous surface or expanse: a sheet of ice. (noun)
  • A moving expanse: a sheet of flames. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sheet" in a sentence
  • "a difficulty in procuring a pailful for wetting the sheet -- give your patient a _dripping sheet_ instead, which, in most cases, will do as well; or, should there be a want of a wash-tub to give it in, a _rubbing sheet_ may supply the bath."
  • "The roadshow for the airline's bonds started in Hong Kong Friday, and continues in Singapore Monday before ending back in Hong Kong on Tuesday, the term sheet said."
  • "HONG KONG—Hong Kong Airlines Ltd. plans to sell offshore yuan-denominated bonds, according to a term sheet seen by Dow Jones Newswires Monday, which would make it the first airline to tap the so-called dim sum bond market."