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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 ?
As the hour of eleven drew near a person watching her might have noticed that every now and then Tess's glance flitted wistfully to the brow of the hill, though she did not pause in her sheafing. On the verge of the hour the heads of a group of children, of ages ranging from six to fourteen, rose over the stubbly convexity of the hill.