|v. t.||1.||To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.|
The leopard . . . keeps the claws of his fore feet turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin of his toes.
|2.||To fit or furnish, as with a sheath.|
|3.||To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like; |
|4.||To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles.|
|Verb||1.||sheathe - cover with a protective sheathing; "sheathe her face"|
|2.||sheathe - enclose with a sheath; "sheathe a sword"|
unsheathe - draw from a sheathe or scabbard; "the knight unsheathed his sword"
|3.||sheathe - plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh|