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- (UK) IPA: /ʃiːt/, X-SAMPA: /Si:t/
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- (US) IPA: /ʃit/, X-SAMPA: /Sit/
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- Rhymes: -iːt
sheet (plural sheets)
- A thin bed cloth used as a covering for a mattress or as a layer over the sleeper.
- Use the sheets in the hall closet to make the bed.
- A piece of paper, usually rectangular, that has been prepared for writing, artwork, drafting, wrapping, manufacture of packaging (boxes, envelopes, etc.), and for other uses. The word does not include scraps and irregular small pieces destined to be recycled, used for stuffing or cushioning or paper mache, etc.
- A sheet of paper measuring eight and one-half inches wide by eleven inches high is a popular item in commerce.
- Paper is designated “20 pound” if a stack (ream) of 500 sheets 22 inches by 17 inches weighs 20 pounds.
- A flat metal pan, often without raised edge, used for baking.
- Place the rolls on the cookie sheet, edges touching, and bake for 10-11 minutes.
- A thin, flat layer of solid material.
- A broad, flat expanse of a material on a surface.
- Mud froze on the road in a solid sheet, then more rain froze into a sheet of ice on top of the mud!
- (nautical) A line (rope) used to adjust the trim of a sail.
- To be "three sheets to the wind" is to say that a four-cornered sail is tethered only by one sheet and thus the sail is useless.
- (nautical, nonstandard) A sail.
- (curling) The area of ice on which the game of curling is played.
- (nonstandard) A layer of veneer.
- (figuratively) Precipitation of such quantity and force as to resemble a thin, virtually solid wall.
Derived terms 
Terms derived from sheet (noun)
bedsheet — see bedsheet
sheet of paper
sheet for baking
sheet of material
expanse of material on the ground
rope to adjust sail
- To cover or wrap with cloth, or paper, or other similar material
- Remember to sheet the floor before you start painting.
- Of rain, or other precipitation. To pour heavily.
- We couldn't go out because the rain was sheeting down all day long.
- (nautical) To trim a sail using a sheet.