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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. t.) A broad piece of cloth, usually linen or cotton, used for wrapping the body or for a covering; especially, one used as an article of bedding next to the body.

(2): ( v. t.) A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc.

(3): ( v. t.) A single signature of a book or a pamphlet;

(4): ( v. t.) the book itself.

(5): ( v. t.) A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf.

(6): ( v. t.) In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies.

(7): ( v. t.) A broad expanse of water, or the like.

(8): ( v. t.) To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet.

(9): ( v. t.) A sail.

(10): ( v. t.) An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata.

(11): ( v. t.) A rope or chain which regulates the angle of adjustment of a sail in relation in relation to the wind; - usually attached to the lower corner of a sail, or to a yard or a boom.

(12): ( v. t.) The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets.

(13): ( v. t.) To expand, as a sheet.

King James Dictionary [2]

Sheet n. L. schenda Gr. The Greek and Latin words signify a table or plate for writing on L. scindo, Gr.

1. A broad piece of cloth used as part of bed-furniture. 2. A broad piece of paper as it comes from the manufacturer. Sheets of paper are of different sizes, as royal, demi, foolscap, pot and post-paper. 3. A piece of paper printed, folede and bound, or formed in to a book in blank, and making four, eight, sixteen or twenty-four pages, &c. 4. Any thing expanded as a sheet of water or of fire a sheet of copper, lead or iron. 5. Sheets, plu. a book or pamphlet. The following sheets contains a full answer to my opponent. 6. A sail.

SHEET, n. In nautical language, a rope fastened to one or both the lower corners of a sail to extend and retain it in a particular situation. When a ship sails with a side-wind, the lower corners of the main and fore-sails are fastened with a tackand a sheet.


1. To furnish with sheets. Little used. 2. To fold in a sheet. Little used. 3. To cover as with a sheet to cover with something broad and thin.

When snow the pasture sheets. Shak.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [3]

1: Ὀθόνη (Strong'S #3607 — Noun Feminine — othone — oth-on'-ay )

primarily denoted "fine linen," later, "a sheet,"  Acts 10:11;  11:5 . Cp. othonion, "linen."

Holman Bible Dictionary [4]

 Acts 10:11 Acts 11:5

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [5]

SHEET . See Dress, 4 ( d ).

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [6]

stands in the A.V. for the Heb. סָדִין Sadin ( Judges 14:12-13; "fine linen,"  Proverbs 31:24;  Isaiah 3:23; comp. Σινδών ), and the Gr. Ὀθόνη ( Acts 10:11;  Acts 6:5), which both mean properly a Linen Cloth ; hence the former a Shirt (as in the marg. and the latter a Sail. (See Linen).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [7]

shēt . See Dress; compare  Acts 10:11 , "as it were a great sheet " (ὀθόνη , othónē ).