Definitions for: Sheathe

[v] plunge or bury in flesh, as of a knife, sword, or tusk
[v] enclose with a sheath; "sheathe a sword"
[v] cover with a protective sheathing; "sheathe her face"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sheathe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sheathed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Sheating.] [Written also sheath.]
1. To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or
cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.

The leopard . . . keeps the claws of his fore feet
turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin
of his toes. --Grew.

'T is in my breast she sheathes her dagger now.

2. To fit or furnish, as with a sheath. --Shak.

3. To case or cover with something which protects, as thin
boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a
ship with copper.

4. To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp
particles. [R.] --Arbuthnot.

To sheathe the sword, to make peace.

Antonyms: unsheathe

See Also: cover, enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, immerse, invaginate, plunge, wrap

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animals beginning with y
r letter animals