Definition of 'shelf'

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Example sentences containing 'shelf'

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Wedding memorabilia is also flying off the shelves. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is why his story has had such a long shelf life. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The kitchen cupboards and shelves are full of ceramic bowls and copper pans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One wall of shelves is piled high with cookery books. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Those that routinely forage on the continental shelf rarely strand. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Place the crackling on the bottom shelf and the meat on the middle shelf. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So you go for the next book along the shelf. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The retailer is promising to get the family favourite from oven to shelf in just five hours. The Sun (2011)This deserves to fly off the shelves and out of the shopping websites. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The shelf life of some of these hormones is up to five years. Lashford, Stephanie The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)One moment my shelves are just full. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Place an oven tray on the middle shelf to heat up. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Smear with oil and place on a low shelf in the oven. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These filled three rooms in his house with floor to ceiling shelves on all walls of each room. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The company's first tablet was just hitting the shelves. Christianity Today (2000)Many of the metal shelves were entirely bare; others contained a single row of one commodity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)BRITAIN'S strongest coffee hits the shelves this week - twice as potent as the usual brands. The Sun (2010)We cost more and don't own the shelf space. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The corporation tax base appears to be shrinking faster than the Greenland ice shelf. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This force is doing more than securing Russian economic interests and its claims on the continental shelf. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Inside are eight glass shelves. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Books on leaning metal shelves. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

Synonyms of 'shelf'

shelving, rack, bookshelf, mantelpiece

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Translations for 'shelf'

British English: shelf /ʃɛlf/ NOUN
A shelf is a flat piece of wood, metal, or glass which is attached to a wall or to the sides of a cupboard.
He took a book from the shelf.
  • American English: shelf
  • Arabic: رَفّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: prateleira
  • Chinese: 架子
  • Croatian: polica
  • Czech: polička
  • Danish: hylde
  • Dutch: plank
  • European Spanish: estante balda
  • Finnish: hylly
  • French: étagère
  • German: Regal
  • Greek: ράφι
  • Italian: scaffale
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 선반
  • Norwegian: hylle
  • Polish: półka
  • European Portuguese: prateleira
  • Romanian: raft
  • Russian: полка
  • Spanish: estante
  • Swedish: hylla
  • Thai: ชั้นวาง
  • Turkish: raf
  • Ukrainian: полиця
  • Vietnamese: giá sách


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