Shelve v. t.
1. To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a library.
2. To place on a shelf. Hence: To lay on the shelf; to put aside; to dismiss from service; to put off indefinitely; as, to shelve an officer; to shelve a claim.
Shelve, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shelved p. pr. & vb. n. Shelving.] To incline gradually; to be slopping; as, the bottom shelves from the shore.
v 1: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: postpone,
prorogue, hold over, put over, table, set back,
defer, remit, put off]
2: place on a shelve; "shelve books"