Definitions For Sheer


  • Cause to sheer
  • Turn sharply; change direction abruptly
  • To turn suddenly
  • Straight up or down


  • Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
  • Very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
  • Not mixed with extraneous elements
  • So thin as to transmit light


  • Directly
  • Straight up or down without a break


  • Complete and total
  • Very steep : almost straight up and down

Is Sheer a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Sheer is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Sheer in a Sentence

  • The cruise ship sheered to the northwest, putting it safely out of the path of the hurricane
  • The car sheered to avoid hitting the dog
  • A sheer drop to the sea
  • We had to get window shades because passersby could see right through our sheer curtains
  • Mountains rising sheer from the plains

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Antonyms for Sheer

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