sheet (n.)

  1. any broad thin expanse or surface; a sheet of ice'

  2. paper used for writing or printing

    [ Syn: piece of paper , sheet of paper ]

  3. bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs

    [ Syn: bed sheet ]

  4. (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape; we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane; any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane

    [ Syn: plane ]

  5. newspaper with half-size pages

    [ Syn: tabloid , rag ]

  6. a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

    [ Syn: flat solid ]

  7. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

    [ Syn: 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

    [ Syn: sail , canvas , canvass ]

    sheet (v.)

  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'

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