sheet ( sheets plural )
1 n-count A sheet is a large rectangular piece of cotton or other cloth that you sleep on or cover yourself with in a bed.
Once a week, a maid changes the sheets.
2 n-count A sheetof paper is a rectangular piece of paper.
...a sheet of newspaper..., I was able to fit it all on one sheet.
3 n-count You can use sheet to refer to a piece of paper which gives information about something.
usu n N
...information sheets on each country in the world.
4 n-count A sheetof glass, metal, or wood is a large, flat, thin piece of it.
usu N of n
...a cracked sheet of glass..., Overhead cranes were lifting giant sheets of steel...
5 n-count A sheetof something is a thin wide layer of it over the surface of something else.
usu N of n
...a sheet of ice., ...a blue-grey sheet of dust.
balance sheet →
dust sheet →
fact sheet →
as white as a sheet →
baking sheet ( baking sheets plural ) A baking sheet is a flat piece of metal on which you bake foods such as biscuits or pies in an oven. n-count
balance sheet ( balance sheets plural ) A balance sheet is a written statement of the amount of money and property that a company or person has, including amounts of money that are owed or are owing. Balance sheet is also used to refer to the general financial state of a company. (BUSINESS) n-count
Rolls-Royce needed a strong balance sheet.
dust sheet ( dust sheets plural ) , dustsheet A dust sheet is a large cloth which is used to cover objects such as furniture in order to protect them from dust. n-count
fact sheet ( fact sheets plural ) A fact sheet is a short, printed document with information about a particular subject, especially a summary of information that has been given on a radio or television programme. n-count
ice sheet ( ice sheets plural ) An ice sheet is a large thick area of ice, especially one that exists for a long time. n-count
news-sheet ( news-sheets plural ) A news-sheet is a small newspaper that is usually printed and distributed in small quantities by a local political or social organization. n-count
scandal sheet ( scandal sheets plural ) You can refer to newspapers and magazines which print mainly stories about sex and crime as scandal sheets.
in BRIT, use gutter press
Sheet metal is metal which has been made into thin sheets. n-uncount
Sheet music is music that is printed on sheets of paper without a hard cover. n-uncount
...a copy of the sheet music to `Happy Days'.
song sheet ( song sheets plural ) , songsheet A song sheet is a piece of paper with the words to one or more songs printed on it. Song sheets are given to groups of people at occasions when they are expected to sing together. n-count
to sing from the same song sheet