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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.

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]

shelving (ˈʃɛlvɪŋ)
 
n
1.  material for making shelves
2.  a set of shelves; shelves collectively

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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
The room is a riot of plywood shelving and secondhand cabinets.
Most of that information can be obtained without the car, without the shelving,
  without the employees.
Groceries weren't always displayed on such orderly, open-access shelving.
Storage is also mysteriously absent, as the cube shows no signs of shelving or
  filing space.
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