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Definition 1: bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sheet in the sense of this definition

(sheet is a kind of ...) linen or cotton articles for a bed (as sheets and pillowcases)

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sheet (usually with elastic edges) tailored to fit a particular mattress

Definition 2: (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sheet in the sense of this definition

(sheet is a kind of ...) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

"a washing line"

(... is a kind of sheet ) shroud that is part of a ship's rigging

(... is part of sheet) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

(sheet belongs to category ...) the work of a sailor

Definition 3: a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sheet in the sense of this definition

(sheet is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of sheet ) sheet of metal formed into a thin plate

(... is a kind of sheet ) glass formed into large thin sheets

(... is a kind of sheet ) a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

(... is a kind of sheet ) sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something

(... is a kind of sheet ) a thin pliable sheet of material

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sheet of material made by bonding two or more sheets or layers

(... is a kind of sheet ) a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things

(... is a kind of sheet ) a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

"he nailed boards across the windows"

(... is a kind of sheet ) a piece of material ready to be made into something

(... is a kind of sheet ) sheet of slate; for writing with chalk

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sheet of material (metal, plastic, cardboard, waxed paper, silk, etc.) that has been perforated with a pattern (printing or a design); ink or paint can pass through the perforations to create the printed pattern on the surface below

Definition 4: a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sheet in the sense of this definition

(sheet is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of fabric

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast

(... is a kind of sheet ) a four-sided sail set beneath a horizontal yard suspended at the middle from a mast

(... is a kind of sheet ) the sail above the royal on a square-rigger

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sail set to catch wind spilled from a larger sail

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast

(... is a kind of sheet ) the greatest amount of sail that a ship can carry safely

(... is a kind of sheet ) any light loose sail

(... is a kind of sheet ) a topsail set on the mainmast

(... is a kind of sheet ) the lowermost sail on the mainmast

(... is a kind of sheet ) any sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel

(... is a kind of sheet ) the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel

(... is a kind of sheet ) any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction

(... is a kind of sheet ) the lowermost sail on a mizzenmast

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sail (or either of a pair of sails) immediately above the lowermost sail of a mast and supported by a topmast

(sheet is a part of ...) one of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind

(... is part of sheet) a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts

Definition 5: paper used for writing or printing - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for sheet in the sense of this definition

(sheet is a kind of ...) a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses

(... is a kind of sheet ) a small sheet of paper

"a receipt slip" "a withdrawal slip"

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sheet that can be easily torn out of a publication

(... is a kind of sheet ) a size of paper used especially in Britain

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sheet summarizing the editorial conventions to be followed in preparing text for publication

(... is a kind of sheet ) a sheet of paper with multiple columns; used by an accountant to assemble figures for financial statements

(... is a kind of sheet ) a small piece of adhesive paper that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid

Definition 6: newspaper with half-size pages - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for sheet in the sense of this definition

(sheet is a kind of ...) a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements

"he read his newspaper at breakfast"

Definition 7: any broad thin expanse or surface - [noun denoting object]

Samples where sheet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sheet of ice

(sheet is a kind of ...) a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky

Definition 8: (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where sheet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we 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

Synonyms for sheet in the sense of this definition

(sheet is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

(... is a kind of sheet ) a plane in which all points can be described in Cartesian coordinates

(... is a kind of sheet ) the plane of a facet of an object (as of a cube)

(... is a kind of sheet ) the median plane of the body (or some part of the body)

(... is a kind of sheet ) (astronomy) the plane on which a body is orbiting

(... is a kind of sheet ) the plane that is in the foreground of a drawing or painting; coextensive with but different from the objective surface of the work

(... is a kind of sheet ) the plane that contains all the lines tangent to a specific point on a surface

(sheet belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 9: cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping - [verb of contact]

Samples where sheet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sheet the body

(sheet is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 10: come down as if in sheets - [verb of weather]

Samples where sheet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon

(sheet is a kind of ...) rain heavily

"Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"

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