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The meaning of Shelves


Shelves – definition


A flat length of wood or other rigid material, attached to a wall or forming part of a piece of furniture, that provides a surface for the storage or display of objects.

Usage examples:

The pieces were displayed on shelves, propped against the wall, emphasizing their three-dimensional…

A ledge of rock or protruding strip of land.

Usage examples:

There were, broadly speaking, three tracts of relevant land: there is the rock shelf, which was tid…

An informer.


Place or arrange (items, especially books) on a shelf.

Usage examples:

We had catalogued and shelved all the books shipped in that day

Decide not to proceed with (a project or plan), either temporarily or permanently.

Usage examples:

Plans to reopen the school have been shelved

Fit with shelves.

Usage examples:

One whole long wall was shelved

Inform on (someone)

Usage examples:

He never shelfed a man in his life

(of ground) slope downwards in a specified manner or direction.

Usage examples:

The ground shelved gently down to the water

Pl of shelf

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Word origin

late Middle English: origin uncertain; perhaps from shelf1.

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