Definitions and translations for "sheer"

Definition of sheer

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Adjective
1. Very thin or transparent.
Her light, sheer dress caught everyone’s attention.
2. Pure; unmixed.
3. Being only what it seems to be; mere.
I think it is sheer genius to invent such a thing.
This poem is sheer nonsense.
4. Very steep; almost vertical or perpendicular.
It was a sheer drop of 180 feet.
5. Used to emphasize the amount or degree of something.
Through technological wizardry and sheer audacity, Google has shown how we can transform the intellectual riches of our libraries....
Adverb
6. Clean; quite; at once.
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English - English - sheer

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n. swerve, sudden change of direction, abrupt change of course
v. swerve, change course suddenly, change direction abruptly; cause to change course quickly, cause to swerve
adj. thin and nearly transparent; not combined with anything else; utter, complete; very steep, almost perpendicular

English - Spanish - sheer

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s. arrufadura, arrufo; guiñada
v. guiñar, desviarse; caer a pico
adj. puro, total; escarpado, acantilado, cortado a pico; acendrado, depurado, impoluto, purificado, sin mancha

English - French - sheer

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n. pur, véritable; perpendiculaire, escarpé; fin, transparent
v. faire une embardée, embarder
adj. absolu, total; pur; transparent; fin; abrupt; vertical

English - German - sheer

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n. Abweichung vom Weg
v. ausweichen; abscheren; sich fortmachen
adj. absolut; rein; glatt; bloß; transparent

English - Indonesian - sheer

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v. berubah arah, menyimpang
a. benar-benar, belaka, saja, halus, tipis, curam, terjal
adv. sama sekali

English - Italian - sheer

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s. (Mar) deviazione, guinata; cavallino, insellatura
v. (Mar) deviare, scostarsi, allargare; (fig) scappare, prendere il largo
agg. (fig) vero, assoluto, completo, bell'e buono; puro, liscio, non diluito; trasparente, velato, sottile; a picco, a perpendicolo, perpendicolare

English - Polish - sheer

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a. zwykły, czysty, prostopadły, pionowy, przepaścisty, przejrzysty, przewiewny, kompletny
adv. prosto: po prostu, prostopadle, przepastnie

English - Portuguese - sheer

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s. desvio do rumo; balanço do navio; curvatura do convés
v. desviar-se do rumo, mudar de direção; dar guinadas; guinar; enganar
adj. absoluto, completo; fino, claro; puro; escarpado; abrupto

English - Romanian - sheer

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v. face o cotitură bruscă
a. curat, pur, limpede, brut, real, absolut, adevărat, veritabil, perpendicular

English - Russian - sheer

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с. отклонение от курса, кривизна борта, продольная погибь
г. отклоняться от курса
прил. настоящий, истинный, сущий, абсолютный, полнейший, явный; неразбавленный, несмешанный, чистый, прозрачный; легкий, отвесный, перпендикулярный

English - Turkish - sheer

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f. rotadan sapmak, yolundan sapmak, sapmak
s. tam, bütün, düpedüz, sırf, katışıksız, dik, dikey, şeffaf, transparan
zf. düpedüz, büsbütün, tamamen, dimdik, doğrudan

English - Ukrainian - sheer

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n. відхилення від курсу, кривизна борту
v. відхилятися від курсу, вигин: мати вигин
a. істинний, справжній, абсолютний, прозорий, прямовисний, чистий
adv. прямовисно, повністю, просто

English - Dutch - sheer

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zn. uitwijking, afwijking
ww. uitwijken
bn. ragfijn; klinkklaar; loodrecht; absoluut; puur; dun; doorzichtig

English - Greek - sheer

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ουσ. λοξοδρόμηση
ρήμ. λοξοδρομώ
επίθ. απόλυτος, διαφανής, καθαρός, λεπτότατος, κατακόρυφος

English - Arabic - sheer

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‏تنحرف السفينة، إنحراف‏
‏تنحرف السفينة‏
‏كامل، شفاف، مطلق، عمودي، شديد التحدر، تماما، كليا، عموديا، كلية‏

English - Chinese - sheer

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(名) 偏航; 弦弧; 转向; 脊弧
(动) 偏航; 急转向; 使偏航; 使急转向
(形) 全然的; 绝对的; 纯粹的

English - Chinese - sheer

Pronunciation
(名) 偏航; 弦弧; 轉向; 脊弧
(動) 偏航; 急轉向; 使偏航; 使急轉向
(形) 全然的; 絕對的; 純粹的

English - Hindi - sheer

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a. असली, सच्चा, वास्तविक, निरा, कोरा, परिपूर्ण, महीन
adv. सीधे, खड़े, लंबरूप में, बिलकुल, सर्वथा

English - Japanese - sheer

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(動) 針路からそれる
(名) シーア
(副) 全然; 垂直に; けわしく; 絶対に

English - Korean - sheer

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명. 투명하게 비치는 직물, 현호, 만곡 진행
동. 침로에서 빗나가다, 피하다
형. 아주 얇고 투명한; 순수한, 잡티가 없는; 완전한; 매우 가파른

English - Vietnamese - sheer

Pronunciation
n. sự chạy lệch sang một bên, thế cong vểnh lên của tàu
v. chạy lệch sang một bên, dựng đứng
a. đúng sự thật, thẳng xuống, rất mõng
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Synonyms for sheer
1. pure: simple, absolute, utter, mere, downright, altogether, unadulterated
2. transparent: flimsy, thin, fine, gauzy, gossamer, delicate
3. abrupt: vertical, steep, precipitous, perpendicular
4. chiffon
5. swerve: deviate
6. totally: completely, entirely, quite
Verb forms for sheer
Present participle: sheering
Present: sheer (3.person: sheers)
Past: sheered
Future: will sheer
Present conditional: would sheer
Present Perfect: have sheered (3.person: has sheered)
Past Perfect: had sheered
Future Perfect: will have sheered
Past conditional: would have sheered