Dictionary Results for sheer


1. sheer - verb

· turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

Synonym(s): swerve, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut

Hypernym(s): turn




2. sheer - verb

· cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

Hypernym(s): steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise




3. sheer - adjective

· complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity"

Synonym(s): absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down




4. sheer - adjective

· not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"

Synonym(s): plain, unmingled, unmixed




5. sheer - adjective

· very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock"

Synonym(s): bluff, bold




6. sheer - adjective

· so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"

Synonym(s): diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby




7. sheer - adverb

· straight up or down without a break

Synonym(s): perpendicularly




8. sheer - adverb

· directly; "he fell sheer into the water"





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