Definition of Shelvy

1. Adjective. Full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals. "Shoaly waters"

Exact synonyms: Reefy, Shelfy, Shoaly
Similar to: Shallow
Derivative terms: Reef, Shelf, Shoal



Definition of Shelvy

1. a. Sloping gradually; shelving.

Definition of Shelvy

1. Adjective. (context: of rock, ice, etc.) Having shelves. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shelvy

1. inclining gradually [adj SHELVIER, SHELVIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shelvy

shelties
sheltron
sheltrons
sheltrum
shelty
shelved
shelver
shelvers
shelves
shelvesful
shelvier
shelviest
shelving
shelvings
shelvy (current term)
shemagh
shemaghs
shemales
shemozzle
shemozzled
shemozzles
shemozzling
shenai
shenais
shenanigan
shenanigans
shend
shende

Literary usage of Shelvy

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1. A System of Ancient and Mediaeval Geography for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1871)
"from the variations and uncertainty of the tides on a flat shelvy coast. These variations are occasioned by the east winds to which it lies open. ..."

2. The Texas Civil Appeals Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts by Texas Court of Civil Appeals (1903)
"William shelvy intervened in the suit as plaintiff, and alleged that the amount due under the policy had been assigned to the plaintiffs JB Parker & Co. to ..."

3. The New Forest: Its History and Its Scenery by John Richard Wise (1863)
"... shore was shelvy and shallow " ( The Merry Wives of Windsor, Aet iii., se. 5). It is this latter word, whieh Mr. Halliwell and Mr. Wright must mean ..."

4. The New Forest: Its History and Its Scenery by John Richard de Capel Wise (1895)
"Hence we got the adjective " shelvy," also in common use, and employed by ... shore was shelvy and shallow " ( The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act iii., sc. 5). ..."

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