Sheathe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sheathed p. pr. & vb. n. Sheating.]
1. To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.
The leopard . . . keeps the claws of his fore feet turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin of his toes. --Grew.
'T is in my breast she sheathes her dagger now. --Dryden.
2. To fit or furnish, as with a sheath.
3. To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a ship with copper.
4. To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles. [R.]
To sheathe the sword, to make peace.
v 1: cover with a protective sheathing; "sheathe her face"
2: enclose with a sheath; "sheathe a sword" [ant: unsheathe]
3: plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh