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Meaning of SHEAF

Pronunciation:  sheef

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing

SHEAF is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bundle
 See Also: bale, faggot, fagot, pack, package, parcel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sheaf\, n. (Mech.)
    A sheave. [R.]
  2. \Sheaf\, n.; pl. {Sheaves}. [OE. sheef, shef, schef, AS.
    sce['a]f; akin to D. schoof, OHG. scoub, G. schaub, Icel.
    skauf a fox's brush, and E. shove. See {Shove}.]
    1. A quantity of the stalks and ears of wheat, rye, or other
       grain, bound together; a bundle of grain or straw.
             The reaper fills his greedy hands, And binds the
             golden sheaves in brittle bands.      --Dryden.
    2. Any collection of things bound together; a bundle;
       specifically, a bundle of arrows sufficient to fill a
       quiver, or the allowance of each archer, -- usually
             The sheaf of arrows shook and rattled in the case.
  3. \Sheaf\, v. t.
    To gather and bind into a sheaf; to make into sheaves; as, to
    sheaf wheat.
  4. \Sheaf\, v. i.
    To collect and bind cut grain, or the like; to make sheaves.
          They that reap must sheaf and bind.      --Shak.