Definition of sheathe in English:

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sheathe

Pronunciation: /SHēT͟H/

verb

[with object]
1Put (a weapon such as a knife or sword) into a sheath.
Example sentences
  • He stuffed the package into his pocket and sheathed his knife, wiping off the blood and brain matter on the back of Nick's shirt.
  • Pocketing the stone and sheathing the sword he stood.
  • I nodded, sheathing one of my swords to use my hand to wipe my face clear of tears.
1.1 (often be sheathed in) Encase (something) in a close-fitting or protective covering: her legs were sheathed in black stockings
More example sentences
  • Some vehicles intended for testing on public roads are sheathed in so much black leather and vinyl that they resemble a dominatrix on wheels.
  • The connector is sheathed in a black mesh, and is very long, about six feet long.
  • His feet were sheathed in black, silk socks while a black bow tie hung undone around his neck.

Origin

Late Middle English: from sheath.

Words that rhyme with sheathe

bequeath, breathe, enwreathe, Meath, seethe, teethe, wreathe

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Syllabification: sheathe

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