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sheet

noun [C] uk   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.
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sheet noun [C] (FLAT PIECE)

A2 a large, thin, flat, usually rectangular piece of something: a sheet of glass They fixed a polythene/plastic sheet over the broken window.

sheet noun [C] (PAPER)

A2 a piece of paper: some sheets of wrapping paper The application form was a single sheet of paper. a piece of paper with something printed on it: The tourist office provides a weekly information sheet about things that are happening in the town.

sheet noun [C] (MASS)

sheet of sth a large, wide mass of something such as fire or ice: A sheet of flame shot up into the air immediately after the explosion. A thick sheet of ice had formed over the water.

sheet noun [C] (RAIN)

sheets [plural] a large quantity of rain: The rain was coming down in sheets.

sheet

verb uk   us   /ʃiːt/ informal
be sheeting to be raining very hard: We can't go out yet, it's sheeting down outside. The rain was sheeting against the windows.
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