To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a library.
- To place or arrange on a shelf.
- To put away as though on a shelf; put aside: "As usual, Dixon shelved this question” ( Kingsley Amis). See Synonyms at defer1.
- To cause to retire from service; dismiss.
- To furnish or outfit with shelves.
- To slope gradually; incline.