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Definitions of sheep

  1. Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of both hemispheres, but most numerous in Asia. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A weak, bashful, silly fellow. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A small ruminant quadruped prized for its flesh and wool; also, leather made from its skin. sheepskin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision; "his students followed him like sheep" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The well-known animal covered with wool: a silly fellow (in contempt). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The quadruped that furnishes wool. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A well-known animal covered with wool; familiarly, one who is foolishly modest and backward; in Scrip., a term applied to God's people, indicating their relation to Him as their shepherd. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. A cud-chewing animal valued for its wool and edible flesh; leather made of sheepskin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for sheep

  1. The sheep dogs and 'The Girl on the Magpie Horse' were finished. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  2. Father gave me ten shillings to spend at the Christmas sale, and I wandered round and round like a lost sheep and couldn't see a single thing that I wanted. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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