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English noun: sheath

1. sheath (artifact) a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)


Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering


Narrower (hyponym)aglet, aiglet, cot, fingerstall, holster, scabbard

2. sheath (body) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part


Synonymscase


Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering


Narrower (hyponym)husk, lorica, medullary sheath, myelin sheath, neurilemma, neurolemma, theca

3. sheath (artifact) a dress suitable for formal occasions


Synonymscocktail dress


Broader (hypernym)dress, frock









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