noun, plural sheaths [sheeth z] /ʃiðz/.
- the metal wall of a wave guide.
- a space charge formed by ions near an electrode in a tube containing low-pressure gas.
- the region of a space charge in a cathode-ray tube.
verb (used with object)
Origin of sheath
OTHER WORDS FROM sheathsheath·less, adjectivesheath·like, sheath·y, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sheathsheath sheathe
Words nearby sheath
Definition for sheathed (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), sheathed, sheath·ing.
Origin of sheathe
OTHER WORDS FROM sheathesheath·er, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sheathesheath sheathe
Example sentences from the Web for sheathed
Many gyms are in conspicuous downtown locations and sheathed in clear glass so passersby can watch people working out.Downsize Fitness, the Gym for Overweight Members Only|Daniel Gross|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Despite the anguish, his life was sheathed in mother love, family love, and survived and did more than that.
"An incompetent populist," was the most sheathed answer I heard.
His back, sheathed in a shiny brown leather cuirass, was turned toward Daoud.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
It was covered with a canopy of hollow boughs and ivy, and there rested against it a sheathed sword and a folded banner.The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott
Then Thorkel sate him down and sheathed the sword, and such a thing never happened to him either before or since.The story of Burnt Njal|Anonymous
I wandered down the garden, thinking sullenly of this, and pettishly cutting off the heads of the flowers with my sheathed sword.Under the Red Robe|Stanley Weyman
Within, the yellow pine frames were sheathed with 2½ inches of oak.The Gulf and Inland Waters|A. T. Mahan