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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shelf n.; pl. Shelves
 1. Arch. A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament.
 2. A sand bank in the sea, or a rock, or ledge of rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships.
    On the tawny sands and shelves.   --Milton.
    On the secret shelves with fury cast.   --Dryden.
 3. Mining A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of rock.
 4. Naut. A piece of timber running the whole length of a vessel inside the timberheads.
 To lay on the shelf, to lay aside as unnecessary or useless; to dismiss; to discard.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding
      2: a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
         [syn: ledge]
      [also: shelves (pl)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See shelf