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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing;
[syn: bundle, sheaf]

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6 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sheaf \Sheaf\, v. t. To gather and bind into a sheaf; to make into sheaves; as, to sheaf wheat. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sheaf \Sheaf\, v. i. To collect and bind cut grain, or the like; to make sheaves. [1913 Webster] They that reap must sheaf and bind. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sheaf \Sheaf\, n. (Mech.) A sheave. [R.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sheaf \Sheaf\, n.; pl. Sheaves. [OE. sheef, shef, schef, AS. sce['a]f; akin to D. schoof, OHG. scoub, G. schaub, Icel. skauf a fox's brush, and E. shove. See Shove.] 1. A quantity of the stalks and ears of wheat, rye, or other grain, bound together; a bundle of grain or straw. [1913 Webster] The reaper fills his greedy hands, And binds the golden sheaves in brittle bands. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Any collection of things bound together; a bundle; specifically, a bundle of arrows sufficient to fill a quiver, or the allowance of each archer, -- usually twenty-four. [1913 Webster] The sheaf of arrows shook and rattled in the case. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sheaf n 1: a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing [syn: bundle, sheaf]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "sheaf": bale, bindle, bolt, bouquet, budget, bundle, deck, fagot, fardel, fasces, fascine, nosegay, pack, package, packet, parcel, posy, quiver, roll, rouleau, truss