Part of speech: noun

Plural of SHEAF.

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Usage examples "sheaves":

  1. The sheaves of corn, when set up in the field leaning against each other, bear a certain likeness to hands folded in prayer. - "Wild Life in a Southern County", Richard Jefferies.
  2. 1. Sow with a generous hand; Pause not for toil and pain; Weary not through the heat of summer, Weary not through the cold spring rain; But wait till the autumn comes For the sheaves of golden grain. - "McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader", William Holmes McGuffey.
  3. We think, like joseph in his childish dreams, that the sun and moon and the eleven stars, to say nothing of the sheaves, are going to make obeisance to us. - "At Large", Arthur Christopher Benson.