HyperDic: sheath

English > 3 senses of the word sheath:
NOUNartifactsheatha protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
bodysheath, casean enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant ... / plant organ or part
artifactsheath, cocktail dressa dress suitable for formal occasions
sheath > pronunciation
Soundsshiy'th
Rhymesbeneath ... wreath: 7 rhymes with iyth...
English > sheath: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA protective covering (as for a knife or sword).
Narroweraglet, aigletmetal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
fingerstall, cotA sheath worn to protect a finger
holsterA sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun
scabbardA sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
Broaderprotective covering, protective cover, protectionA covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
Spanishfunda, vaina
Catalanbeina, funda
English > sheath: 3 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningAn enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant ... / plant organ or part.
Synonymcase
NarrowerhuskOuter membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
loricaA hard protective sheath (as secreted by certain protoctists, for example)
medullary sheath, myelin sheathA layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers
neurolemma, neurilemmaThin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber
thecaOuter sheath of the pupa of certain insects
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
Spanishvaina
Catalanbeina
English > sheath: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA dress suitable for formal occasions.
Synonymcocktail dress
Broaderdress, frockA one-piece garment for a woman
Spanishtraje de etiqueta, vestido de cóctel
Catalanvestit d'etiqueta

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