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Definition of "shelves" []

  • Plural of shelf. (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 "shelves" in a sentence
  • "I have learned that every single book on the shelves is there because people loved it."
  • "Access to high shelves is a simple matter of reaching, and over a given period you tend to walk faster and further along the same stretch of sidewalk than people with a considerably lower-lying center of gravity; being tall can be efficient."
  • "His debut science fiction novel, Orphanage, flew off the shelves from the day it was released."