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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sheet  \Sheet\,  n.  [OE.  shete,  schete,  AS  sc[=e]te,  sc[=y]te, 
  fr  sce['a]t  a  projecting  corner,  a  fold  in  a  garment  (akin 
  to  D.  schoot  sheet,  bosom,  lap,  G.  schoss  bosom,  lap,  flap  of 
  a  coat,  Icel.  skaut,  Goth.  skauts  the  hem  of  a  garment); 
  originally,  that  which  shoots  out  from  the  root  of  AS 
  sce['o]tan  to  shoot.  [root]159.  See  {Shoot},  v.  t.] 
  In  general,  a  large  broad  piece  of  anything  thin,  as  paper, 
  cloth,  etc.;  a  broad,  thin  portion  of  any  substance;  an 
  expanded  superficies.  Specifically: 
  a  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. 
 
  He  fell  into  a  trance,  and  saw  heaven  opened,  and  a 
  certain  vessel  descending  unto  him  as  it  had  been 
  a  great  sheet  knit  at  the  four  corners.  --Acts  x. 
  10,  11. 
 
  If  I  do  die  before  thee,  prithee,  shroud  me  In  one 
  of  those  same  sheets.  --Shak. 
  b  A  broad  piece  of  paper,  whether  folded  or  unfolded, 
  whether  blank  or  written  or  printed  upon  hence  a 
  letter;  a  newspaper,  etc 
  c  A  single  signature  of  a  book  or  a  pamphlet;  in  pl.,  the 
  book  itself 
 
  To  this  the  following  sheets  are  intended  for  a 
  full  and  distinct  answer.  --Waterland. 
  d  A  broad,  thinly  expanded  portion  of  metal  or  other 
  substance;  as  a  sheet  of  copper,  of  glass,  or  the  like 
  a  plate;  a  leaf. 
  e  A  broad  expanse  of  water,  or  the  like  ``The  two 
  beautiful  sheets  of  water.''  --Macaulay. 
  f  A  sail.  --Dryden. 
  g  (Geol.)  An  extensive  bed  of  an  eruptive  rock  intruded 
  between,  or  overlying,  other  strata. 
 
  2.  [AS.  sce['a]ta.  See  the  Etymology  above.]  (Naut.) 
  a  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. 
  b  pl  The  space  in  the  forward  or  the  after  part  of  a 
  boat  where  there  are  no  rowers;  as  fore  sheets;  stern 
  sheets. 
 
  Note:  Sheet  is  often  used  adjectively,  or  in  combination,  to 
  denote  that  the  substance  to  the  name  of  which  it  is 
  prefixed  is  in  the  form  of  sheets,  or  thin  plates  or 
  leaves;  as  sheet  brass,  or  sheet-brass;  sheet  glass, 
  or  sheet-glass;  sheet  gold,  or  sheet-gold;  sheet  iron, 
  or  sheet-iron,  etc 
 
  {A  sheet  in  the  wind},  half  drunk.  [Sailors'  Slang] 
 
  {Both  sheets  in  the  wind},  very  drunk.  [Sailors'  Slang] 
 
  {In  sheets},  lying  flat  or  expanded;  not  folded,  or  folded 
  but  not  bound;  --  said  especially  of  printed  sheets. 
 
  {Sheet  bend}  (Naut.),  a  bend  or  hitch  used  for  temporarily 
  fastening  a  rope  to  the  bight  of  another  rope  or  to  an 
  eye. 
 
  {Sheet  lightning},  {Sheet  piling},  etc  See  under 
  {Lightning},  {Piling},  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sheet  \Sheet\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sheeted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sheeting}.] 
  1.  To  furnish  with  a  sheet  or  sheets;  to  wrap  in  or  cover 
  with  a  sheet,  or  as  with  a  sheet.  ``The  sheeted  dead.'' 
  ``When  snow  the  pasture  sheets.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sheet 
  n  1:  any  broad  thin  expanse  or  surface:  "a  sheet  of  ice" 
  2:  used  for  writing  or  printing  [syn:  {piece  of  paper},  {sheet 
  of  paper}] 
  3:  a  large  rectangular  piece  of  cotton  or  linen  cloth;  used  in 
  pairs  for  bed  linens  [syn:  {bed  sheet}] 
  4:  (mathematics)  an  unbounded  two-dimensional  shape;  "we  will 
  refer  to  the  plane  of  the  graph  as  the  X-Y  plane";  "any 
  line  joining  two  points  on  a  plane  lies  wholly  on  that 
  plane"  [syn:  {plane}] 
  5:  newspaper  with  half-size  pages  [syn:  {tabloid},  {rag}] 
  6:  a  flat  man-made  object  that  is  thin  relative  to  its  length 
  and  width  [syn:  {flat  solid}] 
  7:  a  line  (rope  or  chain)  that  regulates  the  angle  at  which  a 
  sail  is  set  in  relation  to  the  wind  [syn:  {tack},  {mainsheet}, 
  {weather  sheet},  {shroud}] 
  8:  a  large  piece  of  fabric  (as  canvas)  by  means  of  which  wind 
  is  used  to  propel  a  sailing  vessel  [syn:  {sail},  {canvas}, 
  {canvass}] 
  v  1:  come  down  as  if  in  sheets;  "The  rain  was  sheeting  down 
  during  the  monsoon" 
  2:  cover  with  a  sheet,  as  if  by  wrapping;  "sheet  the  body" 




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