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Sheet vs Fibre - What's the difference?

sheet | fibre |

As verbs the difference between sheet and fibre

is that sheet is to cover or wrap with cloth, or paper, or other similar material while fibre is .

As a noun sheet

is a thin bed cloth used as a covering for a mattress or as a layer over the sleeper.

As an adjective fibre is




(wikipedia sheet)


(en noun)
  • A thin bed cloth used as a covering for a mattress or as a layer over the sleeper.
  • * Use the sheets in the hall closet to make the bed.
  • * Bible, Acts x. 10, 11
  • He fell into a trance, and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If I do die before thee, prithee, shroud me / In one of those same sheets .
  • A piece of paper, usually rectangular, that has been prepared for writing, artwork, drafting, wrapping, manufacture of packaging (boxes, envelopes, etc.), and for other uses. The word does not include scraps and irregular small pieces destined to be recycled, used for stuffing or cushioning or paper mache, etc.
  • * A sheet of paper measuring eight and one-half inches wide by eleven inches high is a popular item in commerce.
  • * Paper is designated “20 pound” if a stack (ream) of 500 sheets 22 inches by 17 inches weighs 20 pounds.
  • A flat metal pan, often without raised edge, used for baking.
  • * Place the rolls on the cookie sheet , edges touching, and bake for 10-11 minutes.
  • A thin, flat layer of solid material.
  • * The glazer cut several panes from a large sheet of glass.
  • * A sheet''' of that new silicon stuff is as good as a '''sheet of tinfoil to keep food from sticking in the baking pan.
  • A broad, flat expanse of a material on a surface.
  • * Mud froze on the road in a solid sheet''', then more rain froze into a '''sheet of ice on top of the mud!
  • (nautical) A line (rope) used to adjust the trim of a sail.
  • * To be "three sheets to the wind" is to say that a four-cornered sail is tethered only by one sheet and thus the sail is useless.
  • (nautical, nonstandard) A sail.
  • (Dryden)
  • (curling) The area of ice on which the game of curling is played.
  • (nonstandard) A layer of veneer.
  • (figuratively) Precipitation of such quantity and force as to resemble a thin, virtually solid wall.
  • (geology) An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata.
  • (nautical) The space in the forward or after part of a boat where there are no rowers.
  • fore sheets'''; stern '''sheets


    * (piece of paper) page * (line) rope * (expanse of material) layer, coat, coating, blanket

    Derived terms

    * balance sheet * bedsheet * bleed-sheet * broadsheet * cap sheet * clean sheet * contour sheet * dope sheet * fitted sheet * scandal sheet * scratch sheet * sheet music * stylesheet * tearsheet * three sheets to the wind * tip sheet * top sheet * under the sheets * white as a sheet * worksheet * yellow sheet


    (en verb)
  • To cover or wrap with cloth, or paper, or other similar material.
  • Remember to sheet the floor before you start painting.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Yea, like a stag, when snow the pasture sheets , / The barks of trees thou browsed'st.
  • Of rain, or other precipitation, to pour heavily.
  • We couldn't go out because the rain was sheeting down all day long.
  • (nautical) To trim a sail using a sheet.
  • References



    * * * 1000 English basic words



    (wikipedia fibre)

    Alternative forms

    * fiber (US)


  • (en noun) (British, Canada, Australia, Ireland, NZ, South Africa)
  • (senseid)(countable) A single piece of a given material, elongated and roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibres to form thread.
  • The microscope showed several different fibres stuck to the sole of the shoe.
  • (senseid)(uncountable) Material in the form of fibres.
  • The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough fibre .
  • Dietary fibre.
  • ''Fresh vegetables are a good source of fibre .
  • Moral strength and resolve.
  • The ordeal was a test of everyone’s fibre .
  • (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
  • Under this map, any two values in the fibre of a given point on the circle differ by 2π
  • (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.
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