sheet Definition

  • 1a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric used on a bed to cover the mattress and as a layer beneath blankets when sleeping
  • 2a thin, flat piece of material such as paper or metal
  • 3a broad, flat expanse of something

Using sheet: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sheet" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to change the sheets on my bed.

  • Example

    He wrote his phone number on a sheet of paper.

  • Example

    There was a sheet of ice on the road this morning.

  • Example

    Sheets of rain poured down from the sky.

  • Example

    The company installed a sheet of metal over the broken window.

sheet Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using sheet

  • to be under the sheets

    to be in bed, usually for sleeping or sexual activity


    I'm exhausted, I just want to get under the sheets and sleep.

  • to hit the sheets

    to go to bed


    It's getting late, I think it's time to hit the sheets.

  • to fudge the sheets

    to manipulate financial records or accounts


    The CEO was caught fudging the sheets to hide the company's losses.

Phrases with sheet

  • a record of having no goals or points scored against one's team or oneself


    The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet in the match.

  • a financial statement that summarizes a company's assets, liabilities, and equity at a specific point in time


    The accountant prepared the balance sheet for the end of the fiscal year.

  • a document containing information about a particular subject, especially one distributed by a company or organization


    The press release included a fact sheet about the new product.

Origins of sheet

from Old English 'sceata', meaning 'piece of cloth'


Summary: sheet in Brief

The term 'sheet' [ʃiːt] refers to a large rectangular piece of fabric used on a bed, a thin, flat piece of material, or a broad, flat expanse of something. It is commonly used in phrases like 'a clean sheet,' referring to a record of no goals or points scored against oneself, and 'to hit the sheets,' meaning to go to bed.

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