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Definition of 'sheet'


  1. any broad thin expanse or surface; "a sheet of ice"
  2. used for writing or printing
       Synonyms: piece of paper sheet of paper
  3. bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: plane
  5. newspaper with half-size pages
       Synonyms: tabloid rag
  6. a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
       Synonyms: flat solid
  7. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: sail canvas canvass


  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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