Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sheath

3 senses of sheath

Sense 1
sheath -- (a protective covering (as for a knife or sword))
       => protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")

Sense 2
sheath, case -- (an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part)
       => covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

Sense 3
cocktail dress, sheath -- (a dress suitable for formal occasions)
       => dress, frock -- (a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice)

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