sheet Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “sheet” in the English Dictionary

"sheet" in British English

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sheetnoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃiːt/

sheet noun [C] (ON BED)

A2 a ​largepiece of ​thincloth used on a ​bed for ​sleeping on or under: I've put ​clean sheets on the ​bed.
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sheet noun [C] (FLAT PIECE)

A2 a ​large, ​thin, ​flat, usually ​rectangularpiece of something: a sheet ofglass They ​fixed a polythene/​plastic sheet over the ​brokenwindow.

sheet noun [C] (PAPER)

A2 a ​piece of ​paper: some sheets ofwrappingpaper The ​applicationform was a ​single sheet of ​paper. a ​piece of ​paper with something ​printed on it: The ​touristofficeprovides a ​weeklyinformation sheet about things that are ​happening in the ​town.

sheet noun [C] (MASS)

sheet of sth a ​large, ​widemass of something such as ​fire or ​ice: A sheet of flameshot up into the ​airimmediately after the ​explosion. A ​thick sheet of ice had ​formed over the ​water.

sheet noun [C] (RAIN)

sheets [plural] a ​largequantity of ​rain: The ​rain was coming down in sheets.


uk   us   /ʃiːt/
to ​rain very hard: We can't go out ​yet, it's sheeting downoutside. Rain sheeted against the ​windows.
(Definition of sheet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sheet" in American English

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sheetnoun [C]

 us   /ʃit/
a ​largerectangularpiece of ​cloth used to ​cover a ​bed, or a ​rectangularpiece of any ​material, such as ​paper, ​glass, or ​metal: She made up the ​bed with ​clean sheets. Do you have a sheet of ​paper I could use? She put the ​dough onto ​cookie sheets. A sheet is also a ​thinlayer of something: A sheet of ​iceformed on the ​puddles.
(Definition of sheet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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