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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

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Lower the bar. Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement.
Gretchen Rubin

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
Christopher Dodd

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