shelf vs shelve

shelf shelve

Definitions

  • 1) The capacity of such an object; as, a shelf of videos.
  • 2) A projecting ledge that resembles such an object.
  • 3) A reef, shoal or sandbar.
  • 4) A flat, rigid, rectangular structure, fixed at right angles to a wall, and used to support, store or display objects.
  • 5) Something, such as a projecting ledge of rock or a balcony, that resembles such a structure.
  • 6) A flat, usually rectangular structure composed of a rigid material, such as wood, glass, or metal, fixed at right angles to a wall or other vertical surface and used to hold or store objects.
  • 7) Bedrock.
  • 8) A reef, sandbar, or shoal.
  • 9) The contents or capacity of such a structure.
  • 10) A sand bank in the sea, or a rock, or ledge of rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships.
  • 11) to lay aside as unnecessary or useless; to dismiss; to discard.
  • 12) (Naut.) A piece of timber running the whole length of a vessel inside the timberheads.
  • 13) (Arch.) A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament.
  • 14) (Mining) A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of rock.
  • 15) a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
  • 16) a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
  • 17) The bed-rock; the surface of the bed-rock; the rock first met with after removing or sinking through the superficial detritus.
  • 18) A projecting layer or ledge of rock on land.
  • 19) In ship-building, an inner timber, or line of timbers, following the sheer of the vessel, and bolted to the inner side of ribs, to strengthen the frame and sustain the deck-beams. See cut under beam, 3.
  • 20) A rock, ledge of rocks, reef, or sand-bank in the sea, rendering the water shallow and dangerous to ships; a reef or shoal; a shallow spot.
  • 21) In scissors, the bottom of the countersink which receives the head of the screw uniting the two blades
  • 22) A thin slab or plank, a piece of marble, slate, wood, or other material, generally long and narrow, fixed horizontally to a wall, and used for supporting small objects; in general, a narrow flat surface, horizontal or nearly so, and raised above a larger surface, as of a floor or the ground.
  • 23) The charging-bed of a furnace.
  • 24) Sameasshelve.
  • 25) (on the shelf) In a state of disuse or inactivity.
  • 26) (off the shelf) From ready-made merchandise in stock.
  • 27) (on the shelf) Out of consideration.

Definitions

  • 1) A rocky ledge or shelf.
  • 2) A shelf or ledge.
  • 3) transitive to store, set aside, quit, or halt
  • 4) transitive to place on a shelf
  • 5) Wales, slang to have sex with
  • 6) hold back to a later time
  • 7) place on a shelf
  • 8) Toslope;incline.
  • 9) To put aside as though on a shelf: synonym: defer.
  • 10) To furnish or outfit with shelves.
  • 11) To place or arrange on a shelf.
  • 12) To cause to retire from service; dismiss.
  • 13) To slope gradually; incline.
  • 14) To incline gradually; to be slopping.
  • 15) To furnish with shelves.
  • 16) To place on a shelf. Hence: To lay on the shelf; to put aside; to dismiss from service; to put off indefinitely.

Examples

  • 1) Wedding memorabilia is also flying off the shelves.
  • 2) This is why his story has had such a long shelf life.
  • 3) The kitchen cupboards and shelves are full of ceramic bowls and copper pans.
  • 4) One wall of shelves is piled high with cookery books.
  • 5) Those that routinely forage on the continental shelf rarely strand.
  • 6) Place the crackling on the bottom shelf and the meat on the middle shelf.
  • 7) So you go for the next book along the shelf.
  • 8) The retailer is promising to get the family favourite from oven to shelf in just five hours.
  • 9) This deserves to fly off the shelves and out of the shopping websites.
  • 10) The shelf life of some of these hormones is up to five years.
  • 11) One moment my shelves are just full.
  • 12) Place an oven tray on the middle shelf to heat up.
  • 13) Smear with oil and place on a low shelf in the oven.
  • 14) These filled three rooms in his house with floor to ceiling shelves on all walls of each room.
  • 15) The company's first tablet was just hitting the shelves.
  • 16) Many of the metal shelves were entirely bare; others contained a single row of one commodity.
  • 17) BRITAIN'S strongest coffee hits the shelves this week - twice as potent as the usual brands.
  • 18) We cost more and don't own the shelf space.
  • 19) The corporation tax base appears to be shrinking faster than the Greenland ice shelf.
  • 20) This force is doing more than securing Russian economic interests and its claims on the continental shelf.
  • 21) Inside are eight glass shelves.
  • 22) Books on leaning metal shelves.
  • 23) _Shaab-al-Yadayn_, it is to be noted that it is a great shelf far to seaward of the northern end of the great bay, all of it above water, like two extended arms with their hands wide open, whence its Arabic name which signifies _shelf of the hands_.
  • 24) The term shelf life refers to how long an item can remain in storage and still be functional.
  • 25) When I here the term shelf, I think of the ice as a cantilevered beam with little structural support underneath, attempting to support it's own weight.
  • 26) ‘The pieces were displayed on shelves, propped against the wall, emphasizing their three-dimensionality.’
  • 27) ‘The painters, who had promised me two days notice to remove everything from walls, shelves and large pieces of furniture, instead gave me a few hours.’
  • 28) ‘Free-standing shelves provide excellent storage and can be taken with you when you move.’
  • 29) ‘You'll find wood storage shelves and crates in pine, oak, redwood, and a variety of other woods, or you can have a wood shop custom make whatever you need.’
  • 30) ‘On another wall were shelves holding the trophies displayed.’
  • 31) ‘In the adjacent cabinet, glide-out shelves provide pantry storage.’
  • 32) ‘A walk-in pantry with shelves provides extra storage and another door leads to a roomy back hall, toilet and plumbed utility room.’
  • 33) ‘A shelf along one wall provides extra space for smaller plants.’
  • 34) ‘Scattered around the perimeter were canvases and dark wood frames and shelves were put seemingly randomly on the walls.’
  • 35) ‘Many display shelves were covered by stationery materials, crepe paper, haberdashery, hair conditioner and washing detergent, boot polish and plastic toys.’
  • 36) ‘Eventually, the stock grew and Bruce put shelves on the wall (behind the counter) to display the movies.’
  • 37) ‘Wood or plastic shelves then rest on the brackets.’
  • 38) ‘Traditionally, a food bank's shelves are filled haphazardly with whatever goods companies overproduce.’
  • 39) ‘At the back of the restaurant is a grand old-fashioned teak pharmaceutical counter with banks of drawers and shelves full of bottles.’
  • 40) ‘These ladies got a team together that catalogued and organised the books and journals from boxes to shelves and they continue their work today as more and more books are donated.’
  • 41) ‘The brunette in question merely nodded at my statement and continued rifling through the shelves.’
  • 42) ‘They check that the items are continuously on the shelves and promoted prominently.’
  • 43) ‘The cost of fitted shelves and units can break the bank.’
  • 44) ‘I could stock the shelves with my teenage children at the local food bank.’
  • 45) ‘The boy grabbed a lantern off a shelf and lit it, and they continued down the dark hallway.’
  • 46) ‘There were, broadly speaking, three tracts of relevant land: there is the rock shelf, which was tidal…’
  • 47) ‘A dusty pile of sheet rock tumbled from one of the high, unsteady shelves and landed beside Barbara.’
  • 48) ‘I pull the rope bag out and drop it on the ledge in front of my shins, padding the rock shelf so I can lean into it.’
  • 49) ‘Figure 6 shows outcrop Al as a representative example of the shelf to shoreface successions on the footwall of the Jalan Tutong Fault.’
  • 50) ‘In the Speak-See Ball, huge shelves of land were being uprooted and tossed through the air like confetti.’
  • 51) ‘Then the fogbank was gone and the ground suddenly appeared, jagged shelves of rock speeding up toward them.’
  • 52) ‘Beside him on the rock shelf was a small cylindrical shaped object with a whip-thin antenna telescoping from the top.’
  • 53) ‘Several minutes later the rock shelf above him disappeared and a steady stream of moonlight cascaded across the path.’
  • 54) ‘They kept to the shadows, slinking along beneath a dusty shelf of rock.’
  • 55) ‘This has been known to occur on the north side of Mavericks where there is no exit from the water, only a rock shelf.’
  • 56) ‘The rock shelf came to an end as the cliff stopped, and at the end was a thirty-foot drop into the lagoon.’
  • 57) ‘I wanted to get a photo of the Gram Parsons BBQ pit from a small shelf in the rock above.’
  • 58) ‘As the water went down, one of the aquarists placed some of the eggs that had fallen from the sides of the tank on a rock shelf.’
  • 59) ‘The children seemed a little disappointed that a ride in the rubber boat was not included in their tour, but they found plenty to interest them in the rock pools in the cave and on the rock shelf.’
  • 60) ‘To the hole's right lies a broad shelf of rock; to its left, a tower.’
  • 61) ‘Sitting on a natural shelf in the rock was a dingy mirror, and Prudence finger-combed her hair in it before smiling through the redness of her nose and eyes.’
  • 62) ‘Later, he tries another, trickier approach, via an overhanging shelf of rock and ice.’
  • 63) ‘An undamaged cluster of two foot long straws hang under a shelf of rock topped with flowstone, and is well worth a visit.’
  • 64) ‘Each bank has a marginal shelf, which during the summer is covered in lilies.’
  • 65) ‘The venue has steep banks with a shelf half way down.’
  • 66) ‘This problem with the sediment trap technique is probably restricted to the continental slope and shelf and will not occur over abyssal depths.’
  • 67) ‘Recruitment patterns of these species along the shelf were then used to infer water-mass distributions along the shelf.’
  • 68) ‘Zebra sharks are primarily bottom dwellers that live in warm shallow inland waters, of continental and island shelves.’
  • 69) ‘They prefer the warm environment of coastal waters along continental and insular shelves.’
  • 70) ‘This depth corresponds to the major change in slope between the shelf and the submarine flanks of the island.’
  • 71) ‘Sea mounts with dizzying shelves rise from the ocean floor, covered in every form of life which crawls, slides, flickers and oozes through the days and nights of marine existence.’
  • 72) ‘Limestone deposition will then result by retrogradation from the adjoining shelf during continuous transgression.’
  • 73) ‘We thank B. Pelletier for fruitful discussions on the origin of the shallow submarine shelf, and G. Wadge and S. J. Day for their careful reviews.’
  • 74) ‘This is situated on the highest part of the shelf and is bounded on the east by a rubble bank, which can be traced for over 600 m. and on the west by a precipitous natural scarp.’
  • 75) ‘Exquisite rock islands cloaked in dense foliage are fringed by the shelves of coral reefs covered in crystal water leading you to precipitous drop-offs.’
  • 76) ‘From the cave I like to follow the reef up past a shelf at 12m to a window in the rocks at just less than 10m.’
  • 77) ‘The deep-sea species inhabit the ocean shelf around 100 miles off the north-west coast of Scotland.’
  • 78) ‘Adjacent coastal states have sovereign rights over the seabed mineral resources of the shelf.’
  • 79) ‘Sheltered from the southeasterly breeze, the reef drops away in a series of shelves down to a large sand gutter at 30m.’
  • 80) ‘The reef at once returned to slopes, shelves and indentations, with a host of coral species shrouded in anthias, butterflyfish, angelfish and groupers.’
  • 81) ‘Anemone City's sharply angled reef is broken by plateaux and shelves, where dense pinnacles and coral heads tower in a blaze of colour.’
  • 82) ‘The Lower and Middle Allochthons comprise shelf and continental rise successions envisaged as indigenous to the Baltoscandian margin.’
  • 83) ‘It occurs in mudstones that were deposited at outer shelf or bathyal depths and in flysch facies that were deposited at bathyal depths or greater.’
  • 84) ‘Heading up Leck Fell Lane, past the cascade marking the start of the Cigalere, we continued upstream until arriving at the nice flowstone shelf with loads of straws.’
  • 85) ‘In 1965, a sudden change occurred; drift ice and polar water covered the north Icelandic shelf during spring.’

Examples

  • 1) It might be tempting quietly to shelve this failure and move on.
  • 2) The disappearance of nearly a mile of steeply shelving shingle has baffled experts.
  • 3) Jobs and dividends are being cut and business leaders are shelving capital investment plans.
  • 4) But fans have now shelved the drive.
  • 5) Both have restaurants beside them and gently shelving sands.
  • 6) Mines were shut and new projects shelved.
  • 7) But bigwigs then shelved plans to put it out.
  • 8) Many large oil companies have had to delay or shelve big projects.
  • 9) He has since shelved the project.
  • 10) That triggered a predictable round of industry belt-tightening as companies shelved new projects.
  • 11) It wouldn't be a surprise if he quietly shelved his hopes of making it to the top.
  • 12) And what a beach it is, two miles of gently shelving sand making it popular with families.
  • 13) A number of resorts quietly shelved plans to open early for the season.
  • 14) She then locked the door, wheeled a shelving unit in front of it and turned off the light.
  • 15) One of the quieter beaches in the area, it has gently shelving sands that are ideal for families.
  • 16) The Government has shelved a promised vote on overturning the law until 2012 at the earliest.
  • 17) The present government flirted with an 80% target for home ownership, but quietly shelved it.
  • 18) It is a big sweep of soft, pale coral sand shelving gently into the Ionian sea.
  • 19) If specific financial matters are becoming more trouble than they're worth, it may be best to shelve them for now.
  • 20) ‘I have a vague memory of the books being shelved under ‘C’ in the library when I were a lass.’
  • 21) ‘One of the elderly librarians, who was shelving books nearby, scowled at us.’
  • 22) ‘I have shelved the book once more in anger and it will remain until the next time I forget the cold harsh reality of cook books and their evil ways.’
  • 23) ‘My books are shelved according to where I expect them to be, and by serendipity.’
  • 24) ‘I shelve my own books by colour, and like with jellybeans, the black ones are mighty unappetising.’
  • 25) ‘I was too busy watching Daisy shelve new books for the librarian.’
  • 26) ‘Lee started shelving the books in the box, noting that she had read a few of them herself.’
  • 27) ‘It is unfortunate that this book is shelved in the biology section of the bookstore instead of in self-help where it would get the attention it deserves.’
  • 28) ‘An amnesiac mind is a bookstore whose books are shelved spine-in, so we cannot read the titles.’
  • 29) ‘I've already shelved this book for several years, and have no desire to do it again.’
  • 30) ‘There are times when the book should be shelved and left at the library.’
  • 31) ‘This past winter I was at work, happily shelving a cartful of books, when I looked up and saw, right in front of me, a nun, dressed in full-on nun apparel.’
  • 32) ‘My back still ached from shelving hundreds of books in the school library.’
  • 33) ‘Like I would plunk down my quarters, hard earned by shelving half a million books every day at the Great Neck Public Library, to help a frog cross a highway.’
  • 34) ‘She looked at his blushing form next to a stack of books to be shelved.’
  • 35) ‘As it is I have to spend a whole five minutes deprograming them (with a little help from the reality of the situation) and quite frankly I could shelve a load of books in that time.’
  • 36) ‘The book will thus prove useful even in libraries that already shelve the original sources in which the essays first appeared.’
  • 37) ‘She let me spend hours helping her shelve and catalog books.’
  • 38) ‘I probably would have just thumbed through the pages, looked up the price, and placed it with a pile of other books waiting their turn to be shelved.’
  • 39) ‘English-language books of aphorisms are most likely to be shelved in the ‘personal growth’ section, offering comforting and uplifting thoughts to help us through the day.’
  • 40) ‘The council had decided to temporarily shelve the proposal to standardise the sales illustrations of life insurers.’
  • 41) ‘The plan was temporarily shelved due to capital starvation and a shortage of technology, as well as a lack of talent to carry out the project.’
  • 42) ‘The water authority has temporarily shelved the plans because of local hostility.’
  • 43) ‘The chiefs have decided to shelve this plan so a decision on the future of emergency services can be taken as part of the strategic review of hospital services across the trust.’
  • 44) ‘But councillors decided to shelve the plans after protesters claimed the 50 pence-an-hour charge would deter people from using the parks.’
  • 45) ‘After Deputy Power made his promise, the Government decided to shelve its plans for decentralisation until after the general election.’
  • 46) ‘But talks with the credit - card supplier have ended after the bank decided to shelve plans to open a large customer contact centre in Europe.’
  • 47) ‘After selling a script to Miramax, he spent a year developing it before they decided to shelve the project.’
  • 48) ‘But the plans were shelved and the project deemed ‘too ambitious’.’
  • 49) ‘The government temporarily shelved its plans earlier this year because of strong opposition by employees.’
  • 50) ‘As a result, the council has decided to shelve plans for the e-voting trial in case it caused any disruption.’
  • 51) ‘The author refused to compromise and subsequently the book remained shelved.’
  • 52) ‘As if to prove his point, the publishing empire tried to censor, then shelve, the book.’
  • 53) ‘There is already a deal in place at Bravo for a new TV series, Project Red, which deals exclusively with films that are either shelved or stopped before production.’
  • 54) ‘But, in July, the Government announced it was shelving referenda in Yorkshire & the Humber and the North West.’
  • 55) ‘News that a gambling overhaul could be shelved should prompt Blackpool Council to seek new family attractions for key sites, casino opponents claimed this week.’
  • 56) ‘A previous plan to increase the size of the dump in 1994 was shelved and an expansion moratorium was placed the following year.’
  • 57) ‘As expected, Straw has shelved the referendum, but will there be a price to pay?’
  • 58) ‘Fears of a major traffic snarl-up has prompted council chiefs to shelve work on a new cycle route at Sadlers Farm during peak hours.’
  • 59) ‘Unfortunately, the Wing Commander's plans for a large experimental military pigeon loft with 400 birds to test his idea were shelved after arguments over who should pay.’
  • 60) ‘The walls were shelved all the way down, with the exception of the bathroom door.’
  • 61) ‘From where I stood, the beach shelved steeply into a channel, perhaps chest deep and a long fly cast in width to the edge of the coral, where it rose to no more than my thigh.’
  • 62) ‘Under water, the shingle beach shelves down to rows of small rocks and kelp beneath the low-water mark.’
  • 63) ‘White sands shelve steeply down into clear blue-green water.’
  • 64) ‘The bottom shelved gently down from the margins and levelled out at 10 feet depth just at the point where the reeds ended.’
  • 65) ‘Three sides of the feature shelved gently as the waves pushed the shingle towards the shore.’
  • 66) ‘Less than 5m out from the shore, a mud bank shelves off steeply into the depths, passing through a thick halocline layer in the shallows.’
  • 67) ‘If the coastline shelves steeply, then the tsunami would be more devastating as this creates a bigger wave.’
  • 68) ‘Go through and out the other end to where the bottom shelves up steeply into the kelp zone.’
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