Sheet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃiːt|  American pronunciation of the word sheet
Brit.  |ʃiːt|  British pronunciation of the word sheet


- any broad thin expanse or surface
a sheet of ice
- paper used for writing or printing
- bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs
- (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape (syn: plane)
- newspaper with half-size pages (syn: rag, tabloid)
- a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
- (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind (syn: shroud, tack)
- a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel (syn: canvas, canvass, sail)


- come down as if in sheets
The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon
- cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping
sheet the body

Extra examples

The streets were now in one fierce sheet of flame.

Sheets of rain slanted across the road.

The sheet was spread.

The monsoon rain was still sheeting down.

We can't possibly hold the garden party, it's been sheeting down all morning.

I'll go and find you some clean sheets and blankets.

A sheet of ice covered the lake.

Sheets of flame shot into the air.

The rain was coming down in sheets.

Who cares what the dirty sheets say?

The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon

Please write your name at the top of each sheet.

This printer allows you to print on both sides of a sheet of paper.

The plastic is extruded as a strong, continuous sheet.

...the issuance of an instruction sheet to each member of the class...

Word forms

singular: sheet
plural: sheets
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