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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

That feeling when you're so cold you'd give anything to be warm - I've had it before, literally huddled around a candle flame on an ice sheet.
Bear Grylls

A factory that can turn carbon nanotubes into a sheet a yard wide and long enough to stretch one-fourth of the way to the moon is not something you'll find at your local industrial park. That's the show-stopper for the space elevator. The ribbon.
Seth Shostak

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

You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.
John Buchan

Computers are wasteful of paper and time. Once, we'd get documents with a few errors. Now, people make hundreds of copies until each sheet is flawless and memos are duplicated endlessly. Managers get swamped with emails.
Felix Dennis
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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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