unsheathe

[ uhn-sheeth ]
/ ʌnˈʃið /
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verb (used with object), un·sheathed, un·sheath·ing.

to draw from a sheath, as a sword, knife, or the like.
to bring or put forth from a covering, threateningly or otherwise.

Nearby words

  1. unshakable,
  2. unshaken,
  3. unshaped,
  4. unshapen,
  5. unshaven,
  6. unshell,
  7. unshift,
  8. unshifted,
  9. unship,
  10. unshipped

Origin of unsheathe

1325–75; Middle English unshethen to dislodge; see un-2, sheathe

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British Dictionary definitions for unsheathe

unsheathe

/ (ʌnˈʃiːð) /

verb

(tr) to draw or pull out (something, esp a weapon) from a sheath or other covering
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Word Origin and History for unsheathe

unsheathe

v.

late 14c. (implied in unsheathed), from un- (1) "not" + sheathe. Related: Unsheathing.

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