Get Your Premium Membership

Sheer

Definition

[adv] directly; "he fell sheer into the water"
[adv] straight up or down without a break
[adj] very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock"
[adj] not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"
[adj] so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
[v] cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"
[v] turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

Related Information

More Sheer Links

  • See poems containing the word: Sheer.
  • See quotes containing the word: Sheer.
  • How many syllables are in Sheer.
  • What rhymes with Sheer?