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Definition of Shelves
ShelvesShelf 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.
Shelve Shelve, v. t.
1. To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a
2. To place on a shelf. Hence: To lay on the shelf; to put
aside; to dismiss from service; to put off indefinitely;
as, to shelve an officer; to shelve a claim.
ShelveShelve Shelve, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shelved; p. pr. & vb. n.
Shelving.] [Perhapss originally from the same source as
shallow, but influenced by shelf a ledge, a platform.]
To incline gradually; to be slopping; as, the bottom shelves
from the shore.
Meaning of Shelves from wikipedia
- Look up shelf or shelves
in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Shelf
) may refer
(storage), a flat horizontal surface
used for display...
- horizontal surface
that reflects daylight
deep into a building. Light shelves
are placed above
eye-level and have high-reflectance upper
by the formation
of two palatal shelves
on the maxillary
prominences, the elevation
of these shelves
to a horizontal
position, and then a process...
- area of relatively shallow
as a shelf
sea. Much of these shelves
in sea level during glacial
periods. The shelf
- or ice sheet flows
down to a coastline
and onto the ocean
surface. Ice shelves
are only found
in Antarctica, Greenland, Northern
Canada, and the Russian...
- A bookcase, or bookshelf, is a piece
with horizontal shelves
in a cabinet, used to store books
or other printed
- Generios Eight
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occurs, it is mostly
in the form of lichen
or moss. The ice shelves
were probably first
seen in 1820, during
that move slowly
from the land m**** into the sea. Ice shelves
lose m**** through breakup
ice (calving), or basal melting
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