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SHELF (shelves)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shelf mean? 

SHELF (noun)
  The noun SHELF has 2 senses:

1. a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
2. a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water

  Familiarity information: SHELF used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHELF (noun)


Sense 1shelf [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("shelf" is a kind of...):

support (any device that bears the weight of another thing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shelf"):

bookshelf (a shelf on which to keep books)

overmantel (a shelf over a mantelpiece)

chimneypiece; mantel; mantelpiece; mantle; mantlepiece (shelf that projects from wall above fireplace)

hob (a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm)

Holonyms ("shelf" is a part of...):

bookcase (a piece of furniture with shelves for storing books)

food market; grocery; grocery store; market (a marketplace where groceries are sold)

etagere (a piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying small ornaments)

closet (a small private room for study or prayer)

bureau; chest; chest of drawers; dresser (furniture with drawers for keeping clothes)

cabinet (a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display)

buffet; counter; sideboard (a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers)


Sense 2shelf [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

ledge; shelf

Hypernyms ("shelf" is a kind of...):

ridge (a long narrow natural elevation or striation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shelf"):

berm (a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope)


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