Meaning of SHEET in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃi:t ]

( sheets)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A sheet is a large rectangular piece of cotton or other cloth that you sleep on or cover yourself with in a bed.

Once a week, a maid changes the sheets.



A sheet of paper is a rectangular piece of paper.

...a sheet of newspaper...

I was able to fit it all on one sheet.



You can use sheet to refer to a piece of paper which gives information about something.

...information sheets on each country in the world.

N-COUNT : usu n N


A sheet of glass, metal, or wood is a large, flat, thin piece of it.

...a cracked sheet of glass...

Overhead cranes were lifting giant sheets of steel...

N-COUNT : usu N of n


A sheet of something is a thin wide layer of it over the surface of something else.

...a sheet of ice.

...a blue-grey sheet of dust.

N-COUNT : usu N of n


as white as a sheet: see white

see also balance sheet , broadsheet , dust sheet , fact sheet , groundsheet , news-sheet , scoresheet , spreadsheet , worksheet

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