- 1sheathe something (literary) to put a knife or sword into a sheath
- 2[usually passive] sheathe something (in/with something) to cover something in a material, especially in order to protect it Word Origin late Middle English: from sheath.
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//