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Words nearby shelves
Definition for shelves (2 of 4)
noun, plural shelves [shelvz] /ʃɛlvz/.
- a sandbank or submerged extent of rock in the sea or river.
- the bedrock underlying an alluvial deposit or the like.
- continental shelf.
Origin of shelf
OTHER WORDS FROM shelfshelf·like, adjective
Definition for shelves (3 of 4)
verb (used with object), shelved, shelv·ing.
Origin of shelve1
OTHER WORDS FROM shelveshelv·er, noun
Definition for shelves (4 of 4)
verb (used without object), shelved, shelv·ing.
Origin of shelve2
Example sentences from the Web for shelves
Once you fill in the book, you send it back where it joins the others on the shelves and travels with the annual touring trip.
The men preside over three display cases, each with three shelves, seven comic books per shelf.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con|Sujay Kumar|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They line the shelves of museums, hotels, design stores and fashion retailers.
But in the United States, finally, Coors pulled the drink off the shelves completely in 2008.
Campbell describes the books on his shelves as a “curated” collection.
It was a plain, comfortable place, wainscoted about, with shelves and lockers in the whimsical copy of a vessel's cabin.
All around the sides of the cat-house are shelves or bunks, which are kept supplied with clean hay, for their beds.Concerning Cats|Helen M. Winslow
He was busy pulling things off of the shelves and piling them up on the counters.A House Party with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
The book is well done, and should find a place on the shelves and in the spirits of all who care for the best in life and art.The Autobiography of a Thief|Hutchins Hapgood
On the floor we laid our mattresses, on the shelves, our goods.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
British Dictionary definitions for shelves (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for shelves (2 of 4)
Derived forms of shelveshelver, noun
Word Origin for shelve
British Dictionary definitions for shelves (3 of 4)
Word Origin for shelve
British Dictionary definitions for shelves (4 of 4)
noun plural shelves (ʃɛlvz)
Derived forms of shelfshelflike, adjective
Word Origin for shelf
Scientific definitions for shelves
Idioms and Phrases with shelves
see off the shelf; on the shelf.