noun, plural sheaves.
verb (used with object)
Words nearby sheaf
Origin of sheaf
OTHER WORDS FROM sheafsheaf·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for sheaf
We would get a sheaf of papers and pencils and listen to the tapes.
No, I don't have a sheaf of short stories buried in a drawer.
In one hand she carried a sheaf of Clinton literature; in the other she was lugging a stack of large yard signs.
The goat, the sheaf of corn, the Spanish pack-saddle, all the accessories are painted with Flemish accuracy.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
Gathering up a sheaf of papers from her desk, she rose and stalked toward the inner office, a stiff little figure of hostility.Marjorie Dean High School Senior|Pauline Lester
A number of human harvesters followed, picked up the bundles, and tied a few strips of grain around them, making the sheaf.The Age of Big Business|Burton J. Hendrick
"I got a paler shade of ribbon this time," I said, seeing she made no comment on the sheaf.Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions|Mary Roberts Rinehart
"He, like a sheaf of straw, was wholly consumed by the sacred fire which we all serve," continued the voice.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi