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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A ledge built into a wall or a flat part of a piece of furniture used to hold books or other objects.

Usage examples (32)
  • The large shelf in the den was used to display sports trophies.
  • The term shelf life refers to how long an item can remain in storage and still be functional.
  • Above the shelf is a Rusty Brown original by Chris Ware, and a portrait of myself and my wife by my pal Jim Blanchard.
  • Beyond the DSi XL announcement, Nintendo is also making room on its title shelf for Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Wii console. for more
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