Meaning of sheathe

sheathe

Pronunciation: (shē), [key]
— sheathed, sheath•ing.
  1. to put (a sword, dagger, etc.) into a sheath.
  2. to plunge (a sword, dagger, etc.) in something as if in a sheath.
  3. to enclose in or as if in a casing or covering.
  4. to cover or provide with a protective layer or sheathing: to sheathe a roof with copper.
  5. to cover (a cable, electrical connector, etc.) with a metal sheath for grounding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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