Meaning of “sheet” in the English Dictionary

"sheet" in British English

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sheetnoun [ C ]

uk /ʃiːt/ us /ʃiːt/

sheet noun [ C ] (ON BED)

A2 a large piece of thin cloth used on a bed for sleeping on or under:

I've put clean sheets on the bed.

More examples

  • I didn't realize we had to write each answer on a new sheet of paper.
  • Thousands of people wrote in to the BBC asking for an information sheet.
  • a blank sheet of paper
  • He tucked the bottom of the sheet under the mattress.
  • He put a sheet of plastic over the broken window.


uk /ʃiːt/ us /ʃiːt/

(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 large rectangular piece of cloth used to cover a bed, or a rectangular piece 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 thin layer of something:

A sheet of ice formed on the puddles.

(Definition of “sheet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)