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English noun: shelf

1. shelf (artifact) a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects

Broader (hypernym)support

Narrower (hyponym)bookshelf, chimneypiece, hob, mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, overmantel

Part meronymbookcase, buffet, bureau, cabinet, chest, chest of drawers, closet, counter, dresser, etagere, food market, grocery, grocery store, market, sideboard

2. shelf (object) a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water


Broader (hypernym)ridge

Narrower (hyponym)berm

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