sheaf(redirected from Sheaf (disambiguation))
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
n. pl. sheaves (shēvz)
1. A bundle of cut stalks of grain or similar plants bound with straw or twine.
2. A collection of items held or bound together: a sheaf of printouts.
3. An archer's quiver.
tr.v. sheafed, sheaf·ing, sheafs
To gather and bind into a bundle.
[Middle English sheef, from Old English scēaf.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
n, pl sheaves (ʃiːvz)
1. (Agriculture) a bundle of reaped but unthreshed corn tied with one or two bonds
2. a bundle of objects tied together
3. (Archery) the arrows contained in a quiver
(tr) to bind or tie into a sheaf
[Old English sceaf, related to Old High German skoub sheaf, Old Norse skauf tail, Gothic skuft tuft of hair]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., pl. sheaves.
1. one of the bundles in which cereal plants are bound after reaping.
2. any bundle, cluster, or collection: a sheaf of papers.
[before 900; Middle English shefe (n.), Old English schēaf, c. Old Saxon skōf, Old High German scoub sheaf, wisp of straw, Old Norse skauf tail of a fox]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Sheafa collection of things bound together; a large bundle; a cluster of flowers; leaves. See also garb, gavel.
Examples: sheaf of arrows, 1318; of banners, 1863; of barley, 1796; of beans, 1862; of blooms, 1882; of painting brushes, 1855; of columns (of liquid), 1857; of corn, 1717; of fire, 1811; of telegraph forms, 1888; of glass (bundle of six plates), 1402; of grain; of hemp; of jets of flame; of jets of water; of letters, 1865; of librarians; of lines (geometry); of rain, 1888; of rays (light rays); of reeds, 1846; of rye; of snakes, 1631; of spears, 1805; of steel (30 pieces), 1495; of timber, 1534.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||sheaf - a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing|
bale - a large bundle bound for storage or transport
pack - a bundle (especially one carried on the back)
swag - a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
noun bundle, mass, pile, bunch, stack, heap, wodge (informal) He took out a sheaf of papers and leafed through them.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
sheaf[ʃiːf] N (sheaves (pl)) (Agr) → gavilla f; [of arrows] → haz m; [of papers] → fajo m, manojo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
sheaf[ˈʃiːf] [sheaves] (pl) n → gerbe f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
sheaf(ʃiːf) – plural sheaves (ʃiːvz) – noun
a bundle usually tied or held together. a sheaf of corn/notes. bundel حُزْمَه، غُمْر сноп maço snop; svazek die Garbe, das Bündel neg; stak δεμάτι, δεσμίδαhaz, fajo, manojo kimp دسته lyhde gerbe; liasseאלומה गट्ठा, पुलिंदा snop, svežanj kéve seikat knippi covone; fascio 束 (곡식의) 단 pėdas, pluoštas kūlis; saišķis; sainītis berkas bundel bunt, knippe; nekwiązka, plik ګېډۍ، كوړه (قوده)، بنډل maço vraf; snop пачка; пучок, сноп snop; zväzok snop svežanj kärve, bunt, knippe มัด demet, deste 捆 сніп; в'язанка گٹھا bó, lượm 捆
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.