Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Shelf"

The meaning of "Shelf" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does On the shelf (idiomatically not literally) mean?
A: ON THE SHELF MEANING IN IDIOMATICALLY ARE:

1. Inactive socially or in work

For example:

I am afraid to socialize because I've been on the shelf for my whole life.

2. Postponed or suspended; rendered unable or unavailable for use

For example:

We have to put this on the shelf until we find some answers.
Q: What does shelf mean?
A: prateleira ou estante
Q: What does shelf mean?
A: A shelf is a ledge that holds items on it.

Example sentence: I put the sculpture you made me on the shelf.
Q: What does there are some shelves in the wall. mean?
A: shelves is sth made of wood or iron to placed your items on .. And it's installed by screws in the wall
Q: What does off the shelf mean?
A: Something you can buy in a store
市販

Example sentences using "Shelf"

Q: Please show me example sentences with off the shelf.
A: Will you please help me get that off the shelf?
It fell off the shelf and onto the bed.
He slid the book off the shelf.
I want it off the shelf.
It's supposed to be off the shelf.
Q: Please show me example sentences with to be on the shelf .
A: In this team, I have been on the shelf long enough.
Q: Please show me example sentences with shelf.
A: Get the sodas off of the shelf. Grab a plate from the second shelf. (More than one ->) Those shelves are white.
Q: Please show me example sentences with shelf.
A: Put the book on the shelf.
Dust the shelf.
I have a collection of classic novels on the third shelf.
I don't like anyone touching my things on that shelf.
The shelf will break if there is too much weight on it.
The bookcase has five shelves.

Synonyms of "Shelf" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between I have shelves. I usually use it to store books. and I have shelves. I usually use it to keep books.

What's the difference between those? And which one sounds more.. natural? ?
A: “Store” and “keep” are synonymous in this context.
I would say it’s more common to say you “keep” books
Q: What is the difference between shelf life and expiry date ?
A: Shelf life is the length of time something remains usable.

Expiry date is the last day it can be used.
Q: What is the difference between top shelf product and bottom shelf product ?
A: quality. top shelf means better quality, and bottom shelf means lower quality. hence the levels, top and bottom.
Q: What is the difference between shelves and rack ?
A: shelves and rack means basicly the same thing. just another way to word it
Q: What is the difference between A : I need you to try to nail the shelves to the wall. and B : I need you to nail the shelves to the wall. and C :I need you to do to nail the
shelves to the wall. ?
A: Example A: emphasises on "try". An attempt.
Example B: emphasises on doing the task. It's direct.
Example C: does not make sense grammatically.

Translations of "Shelf"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? this shelf in a car
A: The glove compartment.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? The shelves are below the pictures.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Put your books away on the shelf when you’re done reading them (normal speed)
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? the shelf before a bus for bike
A: I would call it a "bike rack".

Other questions about "Shelf"

Q: Don’t put them into the shelf where I can’t get at. Does this sound natural?
A: @Pi_Chan reach is only about you and the distance to object. Get at means there may be something in the way. So it has a little different meaning.
Maybe normally you can just reach, but it is behind many cans, so now you can't get at it.
Q: you would find it on the third shelf from the bottom of The refrigerator's door shelf and the refrigerator door is opposite the refrigerator from inside itself definitely not the outside. Does this sound natural?
A: × you would find it on the third shelf from the bottom of The refrigerator's door shelf and the refrigerator door is opposite the refrigerator from inside itself definitely not the outside.
✓ You would find it on the third shelf from the bottom on the refrigerator door.

That's all you need. Everybody knows that the refrigerator door shelves are inside the refrigerator.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce shelf.
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Q: These were all displayed on the shelf but expired. Does this sound natural?
A: It's natural. Another way to say it is everything on the display shelf is expired
Q: it's too far up the shelf. Does this sound natural?
A: it's good but it would be inplying that the button is on the keyboard. If you want to say the button was somewhere not on the keyboard you would use from instead of on

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