Definition of sheathe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sheathe

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ʃiːð//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃiːð//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sheathe
    BrE BrE//ʃiːð//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃiːð//
     
    he / she / it sheathes
    BrE BrE//ʃiːðz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃiːðz//
     
    past simple sheathed
    BrE BrE//ʃiːðd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃiːðd//
     
    past participle sheathed
    BrE BrE//ʃiːðd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃiːðd//
     
    -ing form sheathing
    BrE BrE//ˈʃiːðɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃiːðɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1sheathe something (literary) to put a knife or sword into a sheath
  2. 2[usually passive] sheathe something (in/with something) to cover something in a material, especially in order to protect it
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from sheath.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sheathe