5 letter word starting with she

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sheaf noun A sheave., A quantity of the stalks and ears of wheat, rye, or other grain, bound together; a bundle of grain or straw., Any collection of things bound together; a bundle; specifically, a bundle of arrows sufficient to fill a quiver, or the allowance of each archer, — usually twenty-four., To gather and bind into a sheaf; to make into sheaves; as, to sheaf wheat., To collect and bind cut grain, or the like; to make sheaves.
sheal noun Same as Sheeling., To put under a sheal or shelter., To take the husks or pods off from; to shell; to empty of its contents, as a husk or a pod., A shell or pod.
shear verb t. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth., To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece., To reap, as grain., Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece., To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4., A pair of shears; — now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See Shears., A shearing; — used in designating the age of sheep., An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; — also called shearing stress, and tangential stress., A strain, or change of shape, of an elastic body, consisting of an extension in one direction, an equal compression in a perpendicular direction, with an unchanged magnitude in the third direction., To deviate. See Sheer., To become more or less completely divided, as a body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.
sheen verb t. Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny., To shine; to glisten., Brightness; splendor; glitter.
sheep noun sing. & pl. Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of both hemispheres, but most numerous in Asia., A weak, bashful, silly fellow., Fig.: The people of God, as being under the government and protection of Christ, the great Shepherd.
sheer verb i. Bright; clear; pure; unmixed., Very thin or transparent; — applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin., Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense., Stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular., Clean; quite; at once., To shear., To decline or deviate from the line of the proper course; to turn aside; to swerve; as, a ship sheers from her course; a horse sheers at a bicycle., The longitudinal upward curvature of the deck, gunwale, and lines of a vessel, as when viewed from the side., The position of a vessel riding at single anchor and swinging clear of it., A turn or change in a course., Shears See Shear.
sheet verb t. In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies., 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., A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc., A single signature of a book or a pamphlet;, the book itself., A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf., A broad expanse of water, or the like., A sail., An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata., 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., The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets., To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet., To expand, as a sheet.
sheik noun The head of an Arab family, or of a clan or a tribe; also, the chief magistrate of an Arab village. The name is also applied to Mohammedan ecclesiastics of a high grade.
sheil noun Alt. of Sheiling
sheld adjective Variegated; spotted; speckled; piebald.
shelf verb i. A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament., A sand bank in the sea, or a rock, or ledge of rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships., A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of rock., A piece of timber running the whole length of a vessel inside the timberheads.
shell noun A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal., The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell., A pod., The hard covering of an egg., The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like., Hence, by extension, any mollusks having such a covering., A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb., The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms., Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house., A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one., An instrument of music, as a lyre, — the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell., An engraved copper roller used in print works., The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc., The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve., A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell., To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters., To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk., To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town., To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc., To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk; as, nuts shell in falling., To be disengaged from the ear or husk; as, wheat or rye shells in reaping.
shent imp. & past participle of Shend, obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Shend, for shendeth., To shend.
shend noun To injure, mar, spoil, or harm., To blame, reproach, or revile; to degrade, disgrace, or put to shame.
sheol noun The place of departed spirits; Hades; also, the grave.
sherd noun A fragment; — now used only in composition, as in potsherd. See Shard.
shern noun See Shearn.
shete verb t. & i. To shoot.
sheth noun The part of a plow which projects downward beneath the beam, for holding the share and other working parts; — also called standard, or post.
shewn p. p. of Shew.