Lexicon: she – shewn

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she ('d, 's), pron. [prob. OE séo; perhaps < Heb.; third person singular feminine nominative referent; see also her, her's, and herself.]

  1. [With adjectival prepositional phrase] Emily.
  2. [Used to represent neuter things, such as a boat, ship, etc.] it.
  3. [Represents a flower that is not named in the text] it.
  4. [Refers to a butterfly] it.
  5. [Refers to a bird] it.
  6. [Used to represent and personify a season of the year, such as spring or summer] it.
  7. [Used to represent and personify abstractions, such as the soul, conscience, time, fate, and hope] it.
  8. [Used to represent plant life as a female human being] it.
  9. [Refers to a cat or leopard] it.
  10. [Used to name a female persona that has no antecedent in the text] it.
  11. [Used to represent and personify natural objects or phenomena, such as dawn, morning, rainbow, and moon] it.
  12. [Refers to the female being mentioned in the text] the girl; the young woman.
  13. [Refers to the speaker of the poem] Emily Dickinson.
  14. [Used to represent Nature which is personified as a female being] it.

sheaf (sheaves), n. [OE 'bundle or wisp of straw, heap of hay or corn'.]

Bundle of grain; bound cereal plants after reaping.

sheen, n. [OE 'shine'.]

  1. Brightness; radiance; resplendence.
  2. Gleam; halo; aura; [fig.] pretense; mask of glamour.
  3. Glow; moonlight; [fig.] view; vista; night scene; nocturnal landscape.
  4. Bright appearance; shining countenance; glowing features of a person; [fig.] beauty.
  5. Light; radiant energy.
  6. Glory; nimbus; heavenly illumination; [fig.] illustrious nobility.

sheet (-s), n. [OE scíete.] (webplay: cloth, garment, napkin, paper, towel).

  1. Sweep; object perceived as hanging; something falling in a certain direction.
  2. Blanket; piece of linen; cloth for covering.

shelf (shelves), n. [Gr. 'set of shelves, stack, rick of hay'.]

  1. Ledge; [fig.] other side.
  2. Altar; table; board; [fig.] mind; intellect; mental repository.
  3. Corolla; circle of petals.
  4. Storage place; [fig.] horizon.

shell (-s), n. [OE 'peel, rind, egg-shell'.]

  1. Case; hard outer covering of oysters; that which encases a mollusk.
  2. Baby bird's pod; thin fragile covering for an unhatched lark; [fig.] barrier; container; limitation; restraint; confinement; [metaphor] infancy; childhood; previous life; former state of being; earlier stage of development.

shelter, n. [obscure origin, see shield, n.]

Protection; haven; safe place; [fig.] security.

shepherd (-'s), n. [OE 'sheep + herd'.]

Pastor; one who tends sheep; [fig.] minister; church leader; one who guides people; [metaphor] Savior; Messiah.

sherry, n. [Sp. 'wine of Xeres'.]

Still white Spanish wine; [fig.] nectar; ambrosia.

shewn, v. [see show, v.]