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English noun: sheet

1. sheet (object) any broad thin expanse or surface


SamplesA sheet of ice.


Broader (hypernym)expanse

2. sheet (communication) paper used for writing or printing


Synonymspiece of paper, sheet of paper


Broader (hypernym)paper


Narrower (hyponym)folio, foolscap, leaf, revenue stamp, signature, slip, slip of paper, stamp, style sheet, tear sheet, worksheet

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


Synonymsbed sheet


Broader (hypernym)bed linen


Narrower (hyponym)contour sheet, fitted sheet

4. sheet (shape) (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape


SamplesWe 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.


Synonymsplane


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)Cartesian plane, facet plane, midline, midplane, orbital plane, picture plane, tangent plane


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

5. sheet (communication) newspaper with half-size pages


Synonymsrag, tabloid


Broader (hypernym)newspaper, paper

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


Synonymsflat solid


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)blackboard, blank, board, chalkboard, film, laminate, membrane, panel, photographic plate, plastic film, plate, plate, plate glass, sheet glass, sheet metal, stencil

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


Synonymsmainsheet, shroud, tack, weather sheet


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)futtock shroud


Part meronymship


Domain categorynavigation, sailing, seafaring

8. sheet (artifact) a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel


Synonymscanvas, canvass, sail


Broader (hypernym)piece of cloth, piece of material


Narrower (hyponym)balloon sail, crossjack, fore-and-aft sail, foresail, headsail, main-topsail, mainsail, mizzen course, press of canvas, press of sail, royal, save-all, skysail, square sail, topgallant, topgallant sail, topsail


Part holonymreef


Part meronymsailing ship, sailing vessel


English verb: sheet

1. sheet (weather) come down as if in sheets


SamplesThe rain was sheeting down during the monsoon.


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Broader (hypernym)pelt, pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, stream

2. sheet (contact) cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping


SamplesSheet the body.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cover









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