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.
font, cause, character, caseful, compositor's case, instance, example, subject, event, face, slip, grammatical case, pillowcase, lawsuit, suit, display case, surface, showcase, membrane, type, guinea pig, lamina, pillow slip, vitrine, eccentric, typesetter's case, fount, causa, cocktail dress, typeface
case (part of speech: noun)
container, rack, Cirrus sheath, canister, myelin sheath, bin, crate, primitive sheath, root sheath, crib, preputial sheath, sheath of Henle, folio, dentinal sheath, portfolio, casket, file, holster, tendon sheath, scabbard, box, connective tissue sheath, capsule, hutch, quiver, socket, chest, carton, spathe, sheath of Schwann, coffer, prepuce, cedar chest
covering (part of speech: noun)
shell (part of speech: noun)
cover (part of speech: verb)
- He ran to the Rajah, and said something in a low voice which made Murad turn colour; and hastily thrusting his kris back in its sheath, he began to issue orders to his crew. - "One Maid's Mischief", George Manville Fenn.
- 64. Then Cambyses, when he heard the name of Smerdis, perceived at once the true meaning of this report and of the dream, for he thought in his sleep that some one had reported to him that Smerdis was sitting upon the royal throne and had touched the heaven with his head: and perceiving that he had slain his brother without need, he began to lament for Smerdis; and having lamented for him and sorrowed greatly for the whole mishap, he was leaping upon his horse, meaning as quickly as possible to march his army to Susa against the Magian; and as he leapt upon his horse, the cap of his sword- sheath fell off, and the sword being left bare struck his thigh. - "The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2)", Herodotus.
- The icy sheath was now upon things less pure than itself. - "Hills of the Shatemuc", Susan Warner.