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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.]

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]

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.

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.
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
faggot, fagot - a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
pack - a bundle (especially one carried on the back)
parcel, package - a wrapped container
swag - a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman

sheaf

noun bundle, mass, pile, bunch, stack, heap, wodge (informal) He took out a sheaf of papers and leafed through them.
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

sheaf

[ˈʃiːf] [sheaves] (pl) ngerbe f

sheaf

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

sheaf

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

sheaf

(ʃiːf) plural sheaves (ʃiːvz) noun
a bundle usually tied or held together. a sheaf of corn/notes.
References in classic literature ?
From the sheaf last finished she draws a handful of ears, patting their tips with her left palm to bring them even.
The movements of the other women were more or less similar to Tess's, the whole bevy of them drawing together like dancers in a quadrille at the completion of a sheaf by each, every one placing her sheaf on end against those of the rest, till a shock, or "stitch" as it was here called, of ten or a dozen was formed.
Tess, having quickly eaten her own meal, beckoned to her eldest sister to come and take away the baby, fastened her dress, put on the buff gloves again, and stooped anew to draw a bond from the last completed sheaf for the tying of the next.
And Sir Richard's fair lady came forward and with her own hands gave each yeoman a bow and a sheaf.
We knocked the head out of an empty hogshead and hoisted this hogshead to the flat roof of the chapel, where we clamped it down fast, poured in gunpowder till it lay loosely an inch deep on the bottom, then we stood up rockets in the hogshead as thick as they could loosely stand, all the different breeds of rockets there are; and they made a portly and imposing sheaf, I can tell you.
The Niger, after running northward as far as that city, sweeps around, like an immense water-jet from some fountain, and falls into the Atlantic in a broad sheaf.
An ax will be useful, a hunting spear not bad, but a three-pronged fork will be best of all: a Frenchman is no heavier than a sheaf of rye.
Thomson took his place in the far corner of the room and bent over a sheaf of papers.
We gathered in with its sheaf of fragrant days the choicest harvest of childhood.
Each district, under the new system, had its flag, its bottle of ink, its sheaf of documents tabulated and filed for reference in a drawer, so that by looking under M or S, as the case might be, you had all the facts with respect to the Suffrage organizations of that county at your fingers' ends.
She was terribly afraid that one of these days Mary, the young woman who typified so many rather sentimental and enthusiastic ideas, who had some sort of visionary existence in white with a sheaf of lilies in her hand, would announce, in a jaunty way, that she was about to be married.
The site visit will begin at the Maintenance Garage at the Barley Sheaf School, located at 80 Barley Sheaf Road, Flemington, New Jersey, 08822, at 9:00 a.