shelf - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a flat piece of wood, plastic, or glass that is attached to the wall or is part of a piece of furniture, used for putting things on

    He took a book from the shelf.

    top/bottom shelf:

    The plates are on the top shelf.

    1. a.
      used for talking about the goods that are available in shops

      Everything on our shelves is guaranteed fresh.