Shelving
Shelving Shelv"ing, a. Sloping gradually; inclining; as, a shelving shore. --Shak. ``Shelving arches.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shelving — Shelv ing, n. 1. The act of fitting up shelves; as, the job of shelving a closet. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of laying on a shelf, or on the shelf; putting off or aside; as, the shelving of a claim. [1913 Webster] 3. Material for shelves; shelves …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shelving — UK US /ˈʃelvɪŋ/ noun [U] WORKPLACE, COMMERCE ► shelves where things can be kept in a store, office, etc.: »We installed additional shelving to display the new product line. »They supply office furniture and shelving systems …   Financial and business terms

  • shelving — ► NOUN ▪ shelves collectively …   English terms dictionary

  • shelving — [shel′viŋ] n. 1. material for shelves 2. shelves collectively 3. the condition or degree of sloping …   English World dictionary

  • shelving — [[t]ʃe̱lvɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Shelving is a set of shelves, or material which is used for making shelves. ...the shelving on the long, windowless wall. ...a pyramid shaped shelving unit …   English dictionary

  • shelving — n. to put up shelving * * * [ ʃelvɪŋ] to put up shelving …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Shelving — Shelve Shelve, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shelved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shelving}.] [Perhapss originally from the same source as shallow, but influenced by shelf a ledge, a platform.] To incline gradually; to be slopping; as, the bottom shelves from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shelving — 1. verb Present participle of shelve. 2. noun Shelves considered as a mass. There is ample shelving in the basement …   Wiktionary

  • shelving — /ˈʃɛlvɪŋ/ (say shelving) noun 1. material for shelves. 2. shelves collectively. {shelv(e)1 + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • shelving — I. noun Date: 1678 1. a sloping surface or place 2. the state or degree of sloping II. noun Date: 1817 1. material for shelves 2. shelves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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