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sheathe

 (shēth)
tr.v. sheathed, sheath·ing, sheathes
1. To insert into or provide with a sheath.
2. To retract (a claw) into a sheath.
3. To enclose with a protective covering; encase.

[Middle English schethen, from schethe, sheath; see sheath.]

sheath′er n.

sheathe

(ʃiːð)
vb (tr)
1. to insert (a knife, sword, etc) into a sheath
2. (Zoology) (esp of cats) to retract (the claws)
3. to surface with or encase in a sheath or sheathing

sheathe

(ʃið)

v.t. sheathed, sheath•ing.
1. to put (a sword, dagger, etc.) into a sheath.
2. to plunge (a sword, dagger, etc.) into something as if in a sheath.
3. to enclose in or as if in a casing or covering.
4. to cover or provide with a protective layer or sheathing.
5. to cover (a cable, electrical connector, etc.) with a metal sheath for grounding.
[1350–1400; Middle English shethen, derivative of sheath]
sheath′er, n.

sheathe


Past participle: sheathed
Gerund: sheathing

Imperative
sheathe
sheathe
Present
I sheathe
you sheathe
he/she/it sheathes
we sheathe
you sheathe
they sheathe
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 sheathe
you will sheathe
he/she/it will sheathe
we will sheathe
you will sheathe
they will sheathe
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 sheathe
you would sheathe
he/she/it would sheathe
we would sheathe
you would sheathe
they would sheathe
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:
Verb1.sheathe - cover with a protective sheathing; "sheathe her face"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
invaginate - sheathe; "The chrysalis is invaginated"
2.sheathe - enclose with a sheath; "sheathe a sword"
enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap - enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"
unsheathe - draw from a sheath or scabbard; "the knight unsheathed his sword"
3.sheathe - plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh
immerse, plunge - thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water"

sheathe

verb
To furnish with a covering of a different material:
Translations
يَسْتَل السَّيْف
zasunout do pochvy
hüvelyébe dug
setja í slíîur, slíîra
zasunúť do pošvy
kınına sokmak

sheathe

[ʃiːð] VTenvainar, enfundar (in en)

sheathe

[ˈʃiːð] vt
[+ knife] → mettre dans sa gaine; [+ sword] → rengainer
to be sheathed in sth (= covered) → être revêtu(e) de qchsheath knife ncouteau m à gaine

sheathe

vt sword, knifein die Scheide stecken; clawseinziehen; cablesarmieren; to sheathe something in metaletw mit Metall verkleiden; she was sheathed in a red dresssie steckte in einem roten Kleid

sheathe

[ʃiːð] vtricoprire; (sword) → rinfoderare

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.
References in classic literature ?
Hold all, let all sheathe their swords, let all be calm and attend to me as they value their lives
Sheathe your swords, gentlemen, sheathe your swords
Oh, no, he has plunged a thousand daggers into my heart, tragedy-weapons, I own, which instead of wounding sheathe their points in their own handles, but daggers which he nevertheless believed to be real and deadly.