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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


Synonymsledge


Broader (hypernym)ridge


Narrower (hyponym)berm









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