Unsheathe
Unsheathe Un*sheathe", v. t. [1st pref. un- + sheath.] To deprive of a sheath; to draw from the sheath or scabbard, as a sword. [1913 Webster]

{To unsheathe the sword}, to make war. [1913 Webster]


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  • unsheathe — index bare, denude, evidence, expose, withdraw Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unsheathe — (v.) late 14c. (implied in unsheathed), from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SHEATHE (Cf. sheathe). Related: Unsheathing …   Etymology dictionary

  • unsheathe — ► VERB ▪ draw or pull out (a knife or similar weapon) from a sheath …   English terms dictionary

  • unsheathe — [unshēth′] vt. unsheathed, unsheathing to draw or remove (a sword, knife, etc.) from or as if from a sheath …   English World dictionary

  • unsheathe — verb Unsheathe is used with these nouns as the object: ↑dagger, ↑sword …   Collocations dictionary

  • unsheathe — transitive verb Date: 14th century to draw from or as if from a sheath or scabbard < unsheathed his sword > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unsheathe — /un sheedh /, v.t., unsheathed, unsheathing. 1. to draw from a sheath, as a sword, knife, or the like. 2. to bring or put forth from a covering, threateningly or otherwise. [1325 75; ME unshethen to dislodge; see UN 2, SHEATHE] * * * …   Universalium

  • unsheathe — verb To deprive of a sheath; to draw from the sheath or scabbard, as a sword …   Wiktionary

  • unsheathe — Synonyms and related words: bare, break the seal, bring to light, clear, denudate, denude, deobstruct, develop, disclose, discover, dismask, divest, draw the veil, expose, fleece, free, impart, lay bare, lay open, let daylight in, let out,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unsheathe — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. open, uncover, reveal, draw; see remove 1 …   English dictionary for students

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