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Meaning of SHELVE

Pronunciation:  shelv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
  2. [v]  place on a shelve; "shelve books"

SHELVE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, table
 See Also: call, call off, cancel, delay, hold, lay, place, pose, position, probate, put, reprieve, reschedule, respite, set, suspend



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shelve\, v. t.
    1. To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a
    2. To place on a shelf. Hence: To lay on the shelf; to put
       aside; to dismiss from service; to put off indefinitely;
       as, to shelve an officer; to shelve a claim.
  2. \Shelve\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shelved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Shelving}.] [Perhapss originally from the same source as
    shallow, but influenced by shelf a ledge, a platform.]
    To incline gradually; to be slopping; as, the bottom shelves
    from the shore.