Shelve (?), v. t.

1.

To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a library.

2.

To place on a shelf. Hence: To lay on the shelf; to put aside; to dismiss from service; to put off indefinitely; as, to shelve an officer; to shelve a claim.

 

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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 shore.

 

© Webster 1913.

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