Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of shelf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of shelf.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shelve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of shelf.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I have learned that every single book on the shelves is there because people loved it.

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  • Access to high shelves is a simple matter of reaching, and over a given period you tend to walk faster and further along the same stretch of sidewalk than people with a considerably lower-lying center of gravity; being tall can be efficient.

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  • His debut science fiction novel, Orphanage, flew off the shelves from the day it was released.

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  • It got rarer and rarer for me to find a group whose album I would buy unheard, and now my very occasional peek at the cd shelves is only motivated by a specific desire to find something particular – on these, the only occasions I even go to the store to buy music now, usually I will buy only 1 CD.

    ‘Music is my absolute SOUL’

  • The packaging for Taza's chocolate discs is so simple it makes it unique and it stands out on store shelves from a distance.

    Taza Chocolate

  • Using free-standing shelves is an old favorite and something that adds beauty to the space it adorns.

    Two Cool Decorative Storage Items, Milan 2010

  • Keep all the accessories in shelves that are separate from your clothes.

    Twinni Wardrobe by M&G Interior Founders

  • Features: Living room with fireplace flanked by built-in shelves, formal dining room with window seat, updated kitchen, sleeping porch.

    Economic impact on Syracuse, N.Y., home market is muted

  • Remembering what you read in the books that Free Kingdomers have managed to sneak onto Librarian shelves is an important step toward throwing off the yoke of ignorance.

    ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS Reader Mail

  • This may be hard to imagine, but when authors have a new book come out, we sometimes obsess over how it's doing: who's reviewing it, what's its Amazon ranking, how many goodread shelves is it on?

    Obsessing Over North and South Dakota

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