A piece of paper, usually rectangular, that has been prepared for writing, artwork, drafting, wrapping, manufacture of packaging (boxes, envelopes, etc.), and for other uses. The word does not include scraps and irregular small pieces destined to be recycled, used for stuffing or cushioning or paper mache, etc.
A flat metal pan, often without raised edge, used for baking.
From Middle English schete; partly from Old English sċīete ("a sheet, a piece of linen cloth"); partly from Old English sċēata ("a corner, angle; the lower corner of a sail, sheet"); and Old English sċēat ("a corner, angle"); all from Proto-Germanic *skautijǭ, *skautaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewd- ("to throw, shoot, pursue, rush"). Cognate with North Frisian skut ("the fold of a garment, lap, coattail"), West Frisian skoat ("sheet; sail; lap"), Dutch schoot ("the fold of a garment, lap, sheet"), German Low German Schote ("a line from the foot of a sail"), German Schoß ("the fold of a garment, lap"), Swedish sköt ("sheet"), Icelandic skaut ("the corner of a cloth, a line from the foot of a sail, the skirt or sleeve of a garment, a hood").
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