- one of the separate pieces making up a geometrical surface: a hyperboloid of two sheets.
- one of the planes or pieces of planes making up a Riemann surface.
Origin of sheet1
OTHER WORDS FROM sheetsheetless, adjectivesheetlike, adjective
Words nearby sheet
Other definitions for sheet (2 of 2)
- a rope or chain for extending the clews of a square sail along a yard.
- a rope for trimming a fore-and-aft sail.
- a rope or chain for extending the lee clew of a course.
How to use sheet in a sentence
The analysts said that most reinsurance companies would likely be able to rebuild their balance sheets through higher premiums next year.Insurers are getting nervous as Hurricane Laura is set to make landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm|Jeremy Kahn|August 26, 2020|Fortune
That was supported by the discovery in 2010 of the original, mislogged observation sheet bearing five separate errors.Death Valley hits 130° F, the hottest recorded temperature on Earth since 1931|Carolyn Gramling|August 17, 2020|Science News
Many of the geological features thought to have been carved out by flowing rivers and waterways replenished by frequent rainfall, the research suggests, may have actually resulted from massive glaciers and ice sheets that melted over time.Mars may not have been the warm, wet planet we thought it was|Neel Patel|August 7, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Our plan is backed by a master developer, Toll Brothers, with decades of experience and an impressive balance sheet that answers any viability questions our competition raises.
It’s like origami, but “instead of folding the flat sheet, you cut … along the specific pattern,” explains Sahab Babaee.
Divide batter into prepared ramekins, place ramekins on a baking sheet, and bake about 20 minutes.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, place on a sheet pan, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
With a 1¾-inch ice cream scoop (or two spoons), scoop round balls of dough onto the prepared sheet pans.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Place the package, folded side up, on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Place one sheet of phyllo on the board, brush it with butter, and sprinkle it with ¾ teaspoon of bread crumbs.
If you use it wisely, it may be Ulysses' hauberk; if you reject it, the shirt of Nessus were a cooler winding-sheet!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The Professor took his pen and wrote a large X upon the sheet of paper in front of him.Uncanny Tales|Various
Instead of a cloth, on each table was a sheet of fine glazed paper which had the appearance of oiled silk.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Demons—was the horrible word that flashed through his brain like a sheet of fire.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
A very shallow sheet of water flowed down over a broad but nowise precipitous ledge of rock into the valley beneath.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for sheet (1 of 2)
- a thin piece of a substance such as paper, glass, or metal, usually rectangular in form
- (as modifier)sheet iron
Word Origin for sheet
British Dictionary definitions for sheet (2 of 2)
Word Origin for sheet
Other Idioms and Phrases with sheet
see three sheets to the wind; white as a sheet.