Definition of Shelf. Meaning of Shelf. Synonyms of Shelf

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Definition of Shelf

Shelf
Shelf Shelf, n.; pl. Shelves. [OE. shelfe, schelfe, AS. scylfe; akin to G. schelfe, Icel. skj[=a]lf. In senses 2 & 3, perhaps a different word (cf. Shelve, v. i.).] 1. (Arch.) A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament. 2. A sand bank in the sea, or a rock, or ledge of rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships. On the tawny sands and shelves. --Milton. On the secret shelves with fury cast. --Dryden. 3. (Mining) A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of rock. 4. (Naut.) A piece of timber running the whole length of a vessel inside the timberheads. --D. Kemp. To lay on the shelf, to lay aside as unnecessary or useless; to dismiss; to discard.

Meaning of Shelf from wikipedia

- Shelf commonly refers to: Shelf (storage), a flat horizontal surface used for display and storage Shelf may also refer to: Shelf (computing), a user interface...
- A continental shelf is a portion of a continent that is submerged under an area of relatively shallow water known as a shelf sea. Much of the shelves were...
- Shelf life is the length of time that a commodity may be stored without becoming unfit for use, consumption, or sale. In other words, it might refer to...
- Off-the-shelf may refer to: Commercial off-the-shelf, a phrase in computing and industrial supply terminology Government off-the-shelf Ready-to-wear Shelf corporation...
- floating shelf is a form of shelf with its wall fixings hidden within the shelf board, with no visible supporting brackets. A floating shelf may have...
- A shelf corporation, shelf company, or aged corporation is a company or corporation that has had no activity. It was created and left with no activity...
- Shelf-stable food (sometimes ambient food) is food of a type that can be safely stored at room temperature in a sealed container. This includes foods...
- Shelf Life or Shelflife may refer to: Shelf life, the length of time that perishable items are considered suitable for storage, sale, use, or consumption...
- A shelf (pl. shelves) is a flat horizontal plane which is used in a home, business, store, or elsewhere to hold items that are being displa****, stored...
- Shelf registration, shelf offering, or shelf prospectus is a type of public offering where certain issuers are allowed to offer and sell securities to...
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