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Definition of Shelf


  1. A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament.
  2. A sand bank in the sea, or a rock, or ledge of rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships.
  3. A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of rock.
  4. A piece of timber running the whole length of a vessel inside the timberheads.

Shelf Quotations

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
Bill Gates

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
Frank Zappa

At the age of 12 I won the school prize for Best English Essay. The prize was a copy of Somerset Maugham's 'Introduction To Modern English And American Literature.' To this day I keep it on the shelf between my collection of Forester's works and the little urn that contains my mother's ashes.
Wilbur Smith

I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it.
Debbie Harry

What's important at the grocery store is just as important in engines or medical systems. If the customer isn't satisfied, if the stuff is getting stale, if the shelf isn't right, or if the offerings aren't right, it's the same thing. You manage it like a small organization. You don't get hung up on zeros.
Jack Welch
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Shelf Translations

shelf in Afrikaans is rakkie
shelf in Dutch is schap, plank
shelf in Finnish is hylly
shelf in German is Einlegeboden, Brett, Regal
shelf in Italian is scaffale
shelf in Spanish is tabla, estante
shelf in Swedish is hylla, rev