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Meaning of SHEATHE

Pronunciation:  sheedh

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  plunge or bury in flesh, as of a knife, sword, or tusk
  2. [v]  enclose with a sheath; "sheathe a sword"
  3. [v]  cover with a protective sheathing; "sheathe her face"
 

SHEATHE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Antonyms: unsheathe
 
 See Also: cover, enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, immerse, invaginate, plunge, wrap

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sheathe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sheathed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Sheating}.] [Written also sheath.]
1. To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or
   cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.

         The leopard . . . keeps the claws of his fore feet
         turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin
         of his toes.                          --Grew.

         'T is in my breast she sheathes her dagger now.
                                               --Dryden.

2. To fit or furnish, as with a sheath. --Shak.

3. To case or cover with something which protects, as thin
   boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a
   ship with copper.

4. To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp
   particles. [R.] --Arbuthnot.

{To sheathe the sword}, to make peace.

 

 

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