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Definition of sheath:

  1. A case for the reception of a sword, hunting knife, or other long and slender instrument; a scabbard.
  2. Any sheathlike covering, organ, or part.
  3. One of the elytra of an insect.
  4. The base of a leaf when sheathing or investing a stem or branch, as in grasses.

Synonyms:

font, pillowcase, eccentric, membrane, example, instance, cause, slip, display case, cocktail dress, caseful, guinea pig, character, compositor's case, surface, typeface, fount, case, pillow slip, suit, grammatical case, type, lawsuit, causa, face, event, typesetter's case, vitrine, subject, showcase, lamina.

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