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1. sheath

noun. ['ˈʃiːθ'] a protective covering (as for a knife or sword).

Synonyms

  • aiglet
  • aglet
  • cot
  • protection
  • protective cover
  • protective covering
  • fingerstall
  • scabbard

Antonyms

  • arise
  • show
  • fall short of
  • fixed-width font

Etymology

  • sceaþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Sheath

  • underneath
  • bequeath
  • rujith
  • beneath
  • spaeth
  • sleeth
  • wreath
  • weith
  • veith
  • vaeth
  • teeth
  • seith
  • reith
  • paeth
  • meath
  • leith
  • leeth
  • leath
  • keith
  • keeth
  • keath
  • gaeth
  • faeth

Example sentences of the word sheath


1. Noun, singular or mass
The fruit is hidden inside a little sheath of many green leaves.

2. Adjective
The sheath looks particularly impressive since it is considerably larger than the fruit itself.

Quotes containing the word sheath


1. We'll Go No More A-rovingSo, we'll go no more a-rovingSo late into the night,Though the heart still be as loving,And the moon still be as bright.For the sword outwears its sheath,And the soul wears out the breast,And the heart must pause to breathe,And love itself have rest.Though the night was made for loving,And the day returns too soon,Yet we'll go no more a-rovingBy the light of the moon.
- George Gordon Byron, Poetical Works

2. whats here a cup closed in my true loves hand poisin i see hath been his timeless end. oh churl drunk all and left no friendly drop to help me after. i will kiss thy lips some poisin doth hang on them, to help me die with a restorative. thy lips are warm.yea noise then ill be brief oh happy dagger this is thy sheath. there rust and let me die.
- William Shakespeare

2. sheath

noun. ['ˈʃiːθ'] a dress suitable for formal occasions.

Synonyms

  • cocktail dress
  • frock

Antonyms

  • unmask
  • uncover
  • undress

Etymology

  • sceaþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. sheath

noun. ['ˈʃiːθ'] an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part.

Synonyms

  • natural covering
  • cover
  • medullary sheath
  • lorica
  • neurolemma
  • myelin sheath
  • neurilemma
  • husk
  • case
  • covering

Antonyms

  • uncrate
  • unbox
  • unpack
  • nominative

Etymology

  • sceaþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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