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Definition of Sheet

Sheet

  1. In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies.
  2. A broad piece of cloth, usually linen or cotton, used for wrapping the body or for a covering; especially, one used as an article of bedding next to the body.
  3. A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc.
  4. A single signature of a book or a pamphlet;
  5. the book itself.
  6. A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf.
  7. A broad expanse of water, or the like.
  8. A sail.
  9. An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata.
  10. A rope or chain which regulates the angle of adjustment of a sail in relation in relation to the wind; -- usually attached to the lower corner of a sail, or to a yard or a boom.
  11. The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets.
  12. To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet.
  13. To expand, as a sheet.

Sheet Quotations

The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.
Malcolm Gladwell

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Gene Fowler

We can summarize electricity, magnetism and gravity into equations one inch long, and that's the power of field theory. And so I said to myself: I will create a field theory of strings. And when I did it one day, it was incredible, realizing that on a sheet of paper I can write down an equation which summarized almost all physical knowledge.
Michio Kaku

The first Parikrma school started in a slum where there were 70,000 people living below the poverty line. Our first school was on a rooftop of a building inside the slums, a second story building, the only second story building inside the slums. And that rooftop did not have any ceiling, only half a tin sheet. That was our first school.
Shukla Bose

A very receptive state of mind... not unlike a sheet of film itself - seemingly inert, yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it.
Minor White
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Sheet Translations

sheet in Afrikaans is laken, plak
sheet in Danish is blad, lagen
sheet in Dutch is blad, vel
sheet in Finnish is lehti
sheet in French is feuille, drap de lit, drap
sheet in German is Bettuch, Blatt, Blatt
sheet in Italian is lenzuolo, falda, foglia
sheet in Norwegian is laken, blad
sheet in Swedish is lakan, ark, skot
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