SHEER

sheer

1. [Adverb]: directly; "he fell sheer into the water"

2. [Adverb]: straight up or down without a break

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

4. 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"

5. 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"

6. [Verb]: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

7. [Verb]: cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

Similar words to 'sheer'

1. steep

2. pure

3. thin


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