HyperDic: sheer

English > 8 senses of the word sheer:
ADJECTIVEallsheer, absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-downcomplete and without restriction or qualification / qualification
allsheer, plain, unmingled, unmixednot mixed with extraneous elements
allsheer, bluff, boldvery steep
allsheer, diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebbyso thin as to transmit light
VERBmotionsheer, swerve, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cutturn sharply
motionsheercause to sheer
ADVERBallsheer, perpendicularlystraight up or down without a break
allsheerdirectly
sheer > pronunciation
Soundsshih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > sheer: 8 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcomplete and without restriction or qualification / qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers.
Examples
  • "got the job through sheer persistence"
  • "sheer stupidity"
Synonymsabsolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down
BroadercompleteHaving every necessary or normal part or component or step
Spanishabsoluto, evidente, puro, redomado
English > sheer: 8 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot mixed with extraneous elements.
Example "sheer wine"
Synonymsplain, unmingled, unmixed
BroaderpureFree of extraneous elements of any kind
English > sheer: 8 senses > adjective 3
MeaningVery steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front.
Example "a sheer descent of rock"
Synonymsbluff, bold
BroadersteepHaving a sharp inclination
Spanishperpendicular
English > sheer: 8 senses > adjective 4
MeaningSo thin as to transmit light.
Example "sheer silk stockings"
Synonymsdiaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby
BroaderthinOf relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
Spanishdiáfano, transparente
Catalantransparent
English > sheer: 8 senses > adverb 1
MeaningStraight up or down without a break.
Synonymperpendicularly
Spanishperpendicularmente
English > sheer: 8 senses > adverb 2
Meaningdirectly.
Example"he fell sheer into the water"
Spanishde lleno, directamente
English > sheer: 8 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTurn sharply; change direction abruptly.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsswerve, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut
Narrowerpeel offLeave a formation
yawswerve off course momentarily
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishvirar
English > sheer: 8 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningCause to sheer.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She sheered her car around the obstacle"
Broadersteer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelisedirect the course

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