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sheaf

 (shēf)
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.]
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sheaf

(ʃiːf)
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
vb
(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]
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sheaf

(ʃif)

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]
sheaf′like`, adj.
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Sheaf

 a 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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheaf - a package of several things tied together for carrying or storingsheaf - 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)
parcel, package - a wrapped container
swag - a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman
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sheaf

noun bundle, mass, pile, bunch, stack, heap, wodge (informal) He took out a sheaf of papers and leafed through them.
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Translations
حُزْمَه، غُمْر
snopsvazek
negstak
kéve
knippi
pėdas
kūlissainītissaišķis
snop

sheaf

[ʃiːf] N (sheaves (pl)) (Agr) → gavilla f; [of arrows] → haz m; [of papers] → fajo m, manojo m
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sheaf

[ˈʃiːf] [sheaves] (pl) ngerbe f
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sheaf

n pl <sheaves> (of wheat, corn)Garbe f; (of arrows etc, papers, notes)Bündel nt
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sheaf

[ʃiːf] n (sheaves (pl)) (Agr) → covone m; (of papers) → fascio
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sheaf

(ʃiːf) plural sheaves (ʃiːvz) noun
a bundle usually tied or held together. a sheaf of corn/notes.
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