shelve

1 [shelv] .
verb (used with object), shelved, shelving.
1.
to place (something) on a shelf or shelves.
2.
to put off or aside from consideration: to shelve the question.
3.
to remove from active use or service; dismiss.
4.
to furnish with shelves.

Origin:
1585–95; v. use of shelve(s)

shelver, noun


2. defer, table, pigeonhole.
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shelve

2 [shelv]
verb (used without object), shelved, shelving.
to slope gradually.

Origin:
1580–90; origin uncertain; compare Frisian skelf not quite level

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shelve1 (ʃɛlv)
 
vb
1.  to place on a shelf
2.  to provide with shelves
3.  to put aside or postpone from consideration
4.  to dismiss or cause to retire
 
[C16: from shelves, plural of shelf]
 
'shelver1
 
n

shelve2 (ʃɛlv)
 
vb
(intr) to slope away gradually; incline
 
[C16: origin uncertain]

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shelve
1591, "to overhang," back formation from shelves, plural of shelf. Meaning "put on a shelf" first recorded 1655; metaphoric sense of "lay aside, dismiss" is from 1812. Meaning "to slope gradually" (1614) is from M.E. shelven "to slope," from shelfe "grassy slope," related to shelf.
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Example sentences for shelved
However, the project was ultimately shelved due to rights issues.
The single failed to make an impact, and the album was shelved.
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