shelf


Definition: Meaning of, shelf in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ʃɛlf /

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shelf shelves
  1. [countable] a long flat narrow board attached to a wall or in a frame or cupboard, used for putting things on
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  2. [countable] a narrow surface of rock shaped like a shelf, especially under water
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  3. off-the-shelf available to be bought immediately, without having to be specially designed or ordered
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  4. be (left) on the shelf if something is left on the shelf, it is not used or considered
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  5. be (left) on the shelf British English old-fashioned to be considered too old to get married, used especially of women
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shelf used in phrases

  • continental shelf (noun)
    1. the edge of a CONTINENT where it slopes down steeply to the bottom of the ocean
  • ice shelf (noun)
    1. ice that is attached to land but projects out to sea
  • off-the-shelf
    1. already made and available in shops rather than being designed especially for a customer
  • shelf bracket (noun)
    1. a bracket to support a shelf
  • shelf fungus (noun)
    1. a woody fungus that forms shelflike sporophores on tree trunks and wood structures
  • shelf ice (noun)
    1. ice that is attached to land but projects out to sea
  • shelf life (noun)
    1. the length of time that a product, especially food, can be kept in a shop before it becomes too old to sell
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