ETYM Old Eng. shete, schete, as. scęte, scyte, from sceát a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to Dutch schoot sheet, bosom, lap, German schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment).
1. A flat man-made object that is thin relative to its length and width; SYN. flat solid.
2. A large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs for bed linens; SYN. bed sheet.
3. A line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind; SYN. tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud.
4. Any broad thin expanse or surface.
5. A piece of paper used for writing or printing; SYN. paper, sheet of paper, leaf, folio, page.