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Definition 1: a protective covering (as for a knife or sword) - [noun denoting artifact]

(sheath is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is a kind of sheath ) metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon

(... is a kind of sheath ) a sheath worn to protect a finger

(... is a kind of sheath ) a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun

(... is a kind of sheath ) a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet

Definition 2: a dress suitable for formal occasions - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sheath in the sense of this definition

(sheath is a kind of ...) a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

Definition 3: an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for sheath in the sense of this definition

(sheath is a kind of ...) a natural object that covers or envelops

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

(... is a kind of sheath ) outer sheath of the pupa of certain insects

(... is a kind of sheath ) a hard protective sheath (as secreted by certain protoctists, for example)

(... is a kind of sheath ) a layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers

(... is a kind of sheath ) thin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber

(... is a kind of sheath ) outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds

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