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Noun

Singular
sheet

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sheet ({{{1}}})
  1. A thin cloth covering for a bed.
    Use the sheets in the hall closet to make the bed.
  2. A single rectangular piece of paper.
    Can I have a sheet of paper?
  3. A flat metal pan used for baking.
    Place the rolls on the cookie sheet, edges touching, and bake for 10-11 minutes.
  4. A thin, flat layer of material; as, a sheet of tinfoil.
    Can I have a sheet of paper?
  5. A broad, flat expanse of material on the ground; as, a sheet of mud, a sheet of ice.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A line used to adjust the trim of a sail.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sail. (uninformed usage, sheet correctly refers to the line)
  8. (curling) The area of ice on which a curling game is played.

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Verb

Infinitive
to sheet

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to sheet (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To cover or wrap with cloth, or paper, or other similar material
    Remember to sheet the floor before you start painting.
  2. Of rain, or other precipitation. To pour heavily.
    We couldn't go out because the rain was sheeting down all day long.

References

sheet” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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