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sheath

 (shēth)
n. pl. sheaths (shēthz, shēths)
1.
a. A usually close-fitting case or covering for a blade, as of a sword.
b. Any of various similar coverings.
2. Biology An enveloping tubular structure, such as the base of a grass leaf that surrounds the stem or the tissue that encloses a muscle or nerve fiber.
3. A close-fitting dress.
4. A condom.

[Middle English schethe, from Old English scēath; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

sheath

(ʃiːθ)
n, pl sheaths (ʃiːðz)
1. a case or covering for the blade of a knife, sword, etc
2. any similar close-fitting case
3. (Biology) biology an enclosing or protective structure, such as a leaf base encasing the stem of a plant
4. (Electronics) the protective covering on an electric cable
5. (Clothing & Fashion) a figure-hugging dress with a narrow tapering skirt
6. another name for condom
vb
(tr) another word for sheathe
[Old English scēath; related to Old Norse skeithir, Old High German sceida a dividing; compare Old English scādan to divide]

sheath

(ʃiθ)

n., pl. sheaths (ʃiðz)
1. a case or close-fitting covering, esp. one for the blade of a sword, dagger, or the like.
2. a closely enveloping part or structure in an animal or plant.
3. a close-fitting dress, skirt, or coat, esp. a straight unbelted dress.
4. a condom.
[before 950; Old English scēath, c. Old High German sceida, Old Norse skeithir (pl.)]

sheath

- Seems to have first been a split stick that a sword could be inserted into.
See also related terms for sword.

sheath


Past participle: sheathed
Gerund: sheathing

Imperative
sheath
sheath
Present
I sheath
you sheath
he/she/it sheaths
we sheath
you sheath
they sheath
Preterite
I sheathed
you sheathed
he/she/it sheathed
we sheathed
you sheathed
they sheathed
Present Continuous
I am sheathing
you are sheathing
he/she/it is sheathing
we are sheathing
you are sheathing
they are sheathing
Present Perfect
I have sheathed
you have sheathed
he/she/it has sheathed
we have sheathed
you have sheathed
they have sheathed
Past Continuous
I was sheathing
you were sheathing
he/she/it was sheathing
we were sheathing
you were sheathing
they were sheathing
Past Perfect
I had sheathed
you had sheathed
he/she/it had sheathed
we had sheathed
you had sheathed
they had sheathed
Future
I will sheath
you will sheath
he/she/it will sheath
we will sheath
you will sheath
they will sheath
Future Perfect
I will have sheathed
you will have sheathed
he/she/it will have sheathed
we will have sheathed
you will have sheathed
they will have sheathed
Future Continuous
I will be sheathing
you will be sheathing
he/she/it will be sheathing
we will be sheathing
you will be sheathing
they will be sheathing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sheathing
you have been sheathing
he/she/it has been sheathing
we have been sheathing
you have been sheathing
they have been sheathing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sheathing
you will have been sheathing
he/she/it will have been sheathing
we will have been sheathing
you will have been sheathing
they will have been sheathing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sheathing
you had been sheathing
he/she/it had been sheathing
we had been sheathing
you had been sheathing
they had been sheathing
Conditional
I would sheath
you would sheath
he/she/it would sheath
we would sheath
you would sheath
they would sheath
Past Conditional
I would have sheathed
you would have sheathed
he/she/it would have sheathed
we would have sheathed
you would have sheathed
they would have sheathed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheath - a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)sheath - a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
aglet, aiglet - metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
cot, fingerstall - a sheath worn to protect a finger
holster - a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
scabbard - a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
2.sheath - an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
theca - outer sheath of the pupa of certain insects
lorica - a hard protective sheath (as secreted by certain protoctists, for example)
medullary sheath, myelin sheath - a layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers
neurilemma, neurolemma - thin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
husk - outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
3.sheath - a dress suitable for formal occasionssheath - a dress suitable for formal occasions
dress, frock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

sheath

noun
1. scabbard, case She drew a combat knife from its sheath.
2. condom, rubber (U.S. informal), contraceptive, Durex (Brit. trademark), johnny (Brit. informal), prophylactic (U.S.), French letter (Brit. archaic) A rubber sheath placed over the erect penis stops sperm entering the vagina.
3. covering, casing, case, cover, sleeve It grows on a nerve sheath within the spinal column.

sheath

noun
A thin outer covering of an object:
Translations
غِلاف، قِرابغِمْد
pouzdroplášťpochva
=-hylsterhylsterskede
ScheideHülleBlattscheide
slíîur
鞘に収める
vagina
įkišti į makštį
apšuvumsapvalksfutrālismaksts
baljaskidaslida
vỏ

sheath

[ʃiːθ]
A. N (sheaths (pl)) [ʃiːðz]
1. (for sword) → vaina f, funda f
2. (around cable) → cubierta f
3. (Bio) → vaina f
4. (= contraceptive) → preservativo m
B. CPD sheath dress Nvestido m tubo
sheath knife Ncuchillo m de monte

sheath

[ˈʃiːθ] n
(for knife)gaine f
(around cable)gaine f
(= condom) → préservatif m

sheath

n (for sword etc) → Scheide f; (Bot) → (Blatt)scheide f; (on cable) → Mantel m, → Armierung f; (= contraceptive)Gummischutz m, → Kondom m or nt; (= dress)Futteralkleid nt; the cat withdrew its claws into their sheathsdie Katze zog die Krallen ein; the wing-sheath of an insectdie Flügeldecke eines Insekts

sheath

[ʃiːθ] n (gen) → guaina; (for sword) → guaina, fodero; (contraceptive) → preservativo

sheath

(ʃiːθ) plural sheaths (ʃiːθs ʃiːðz) noun
1. a case for a sword or blade.
2. a long close-fitting covering. The rocket is encased in a metal sheath.
sheathe (ʃiːð) verb
to put into a sheath. He sheathed his sword.

sheath

n. cubierta, capa o membrana protectora.

sheath

n vaina; nerve — vaina nerviosa or del nervio