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Dictionary Definition



1 any broad thin expanse or surface; "a sheet of ice"
2 used for writing or printing [syn: piece of paper, sheet of paper]
3 bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs [syn: bed sheet]
4 (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape; "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane" [syn: plane]
5 newspaper with half-size pages [syn: tabloid, rag]
6 a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width [syn: flat solid]
7 (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind [syn: tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud]
8 a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel [syn: sail, canvas, canvass]


1 come down as if in sheets; "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"
2 cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping; "sheet the body"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A thin cloth covering for a bed.
    Use the sheets in the hall closet to make the bed.
  2. A single rectangular piece of paper.
    Can I have a sheet of paper?
  3. A flat metal pan used for baking.
    Place the rolls on the cookie sheet, edges touching, and bake for 10-11 minutes.
  4. A thin, flat layer of material; as, a sheet of tinfoil.
    Can I have a sheet of paper?
  5. A broad, flat expanse of material on the ground; as, a sheet of mud, a sheet of ice.
  6. In the context of "nautical": A line used to adjust the trim of a sail.
  7. In the context of "nautical|nonstandard": A sail. (uninformed usage, sheet correctly refers to the line)
  8. The area of ice on which a curling game is played.


  • Chinese: 床单 (chuángdān)
  • Czech: prostěradlo
  • Danish: lagen
  • Dutch: laken
  • Finnish: lakana
  • French: drap
  • German: Laken, Bettlaken
  • Hungarian: ágynemű
  • Italian: lenzuolo
  • Japanese: 敷布, シーツ (shiitsu: 1), , シート (shiito)
  • Norwegian: laken
  • Portuguese: lençol
  • Russian: простыня
  • Slovene: rjuha
  • Spanish: sábana
  • Swedish: lakan
sheet of paper
  • Czech: list
  • Danish: ark
  • Dutch: blad
  • Finnish: arkki
  • French: feuille
  • German: Blatt
  • Greek: φύλλο
  • Italian: foglio
  • Korean: 장
  • Norwegian: papir
  • Portuguese: folha
  • Russian: лист (list)
  • Slovene: list
  • Spanish: hoja
sheet for baking
  • Finnish: pelti
  • German: Blech
  • Italian: teglia da forno
  • Slovene: plošča
sheet of material
  • Dutch: blad, laag
  • Finnish: levy, arkki
  • German: Blatt, Platte
  • Italian: foglio ; (of metal also) lamiera , (of ice, stone, marble) lastra
  • Slovene: list
expanse of material on the ground
  • Dutch: laag
  • Finnish: kerros
  • German: Schicht
  • Spanish: capa
  • Finnish: purje, rätti
rope to adjust sail
area on ice for curling game
  • Finnish: rata


Extensive Definition

Sheet may refer to:

People with the name Sheet or Sheets

  • Andy Sheets (born 1971), a former shortstop in Major League Baseball
  • Ben Sheets (born 1978), a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Bob Sheets, meteorologist
  • Kory Sheets, American college football player
  • Larry Sheets (born 1959), a former outfielder in Major League Baseball
  • Millard Sheets, American painter
  • Eric Haber, American professional poker player, nicknamed Sheets
sheet in Polish: Arkusz
sheet in Portuguese: Folha
sheet in Japanese: シート

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

afghan, alabaster, area, article, back matter, bed linen, bedclothes, bedcover, bedding, bedsheet, bedspread, blanket, book, buffalo robe, cardboard, case, chalk, chapter, clause, clothes, coat, coating, collop, comfort, comforter, contour sheet, counterpane, cover, covering, coverlet, coverlid, cut, daily, daily newspaper, deal, disk, driven snow, eiderdown, expanse, extra, extra edition, fascicle, feuille, film, fitted sheet, flap, fleece, flour, foam, foil, fold, folio, front matter, gathering, gazette, ivory, journal, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lamination, lap, lap robe, layer, leaf, lily, linen, maggot, membrane, milk, monthly, national newspaper, neighborhood newspaper, news, newspaper, newspaper of record, number, page, pane, panel, paper, paragraph, passage, patchwork quilt, patina, pearl, peel, pellicle, phrase, pillow slip, pillowcase, plait, plank, plate, plating, ply, plywood, quilt, quire, rag, rasher, ream, robe, rug, safety glass, scum, section, sentence, sheeting, signature, silver, skin, slab, slat, slice, slip, snow, special, special edition, spread, stationery, stratum, stretch, surface, swan, table, tablet, tabloid, text, veneer, verse, wafer, weekly, weekly newspaper
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