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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK IPA
    • [sheef]
    • /ʃif/
    • /ʃiːf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sheef]
    • /ʃif/

Definitions of sheaf word

  • noun plural sheaf one of the bundles in which cereal plants, as wheat, rye, etc., are bound after reaping. 1
  • noun plural sheaf any bundle, cluster, or collection: a sheaf of papers. 1
  • verb with object sheaf to bind (something) into a sheaf or sheaves. 1
  • noun sheaf bundle 1
  • countable noun sheaf A sheaf of papers is a number of them held or fastened together. 0
  • countable noun sheaf A sheaf of corn or wheat is a number of corn or wheat plants that have been cut down and tied together. 0

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Origin of sheaf

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English shefe (noun), Old English schēaf; cognate with Dutch schoof sheaf, German Schaub wisp of straw, Old Norse skauf tail of a fox

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Parts of speech for Sheaf


sheaf popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

sheaf usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sheaf

noun sheaf

  • biddle — John. 1615–62, English theologian; founder of Unitarianism in England
  • bunch — A bunch of people is a group of people who share one or more characteristics or who are doing something together.
  • caboodle — a lot, bunch, or group (esp in the phrases the whole caboodle, the whole kit and caboodle)
  • haycock — a small conical pile of hay stacked in a hayfield while the hay is awaiting removal to a barn.
  • hayrick — Chiefly Midland U.S. rick1 (def 1).

Antonyms for sheaf

noun sheaf

  • ditch — a long, narrow excavation made in the ground by digging, as for draining or irrigating land; trench.
  • one — being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single: one woman; one nation; one piece of cake.

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