Shelf vs Sheld - What's the difference?

shelf | sheld |


As a noun shelf

is a flat, rigid, rectangular structure, fixed at right angles to a wall, and used to support, store or display objects.

As an adjective sheld is

(uk|dialect) variegated; spotted; speckled; piebald.

shelf

English

(wikipedia shelf)

Noun

(shelves)
  • A flat, rigid, rectangular structure, fixed at right angles to a wall, and used to support, store or display objects.
  • * 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nyregion/new-jersey-continues-to-cope-with-hurricane-sandy.html?hp]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
  • Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
  • The capacity of such an object; as, a shelf of videos.
  • A projecting ledge that resembles such an object.
  • A reef, shoal or sandbar.
  • Synonyms

    * (capacity) shelfful

    Derived terms

    * bookshelf * continental shelf * off the shelf * on the shelf * shelfful * shelvy * shelf life

    sheld

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (UK, dialect) variegated; spotted; speckled; piebald
  • Derived terms

    * shelduck (Webster 1913)