Definitions for sheepʃip

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of several ruminant mammals, esp. of the genus Ovis, closely related to goats, esp. the domesticated O. aries.

    Category: Mammals

  2. leather made from the skin of these animals.

    Category: Clothing

  3. a meek, unimaginative, or easily led person.

Origin of sheep:

bef. 900; OE (Anglian) scēp, c. OFris skēp, OS scāp, OHG scāf

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheep(noun)

    woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

  2. sheep(noun)

    a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon

  3. sheep(noun)

    a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision

    "his students followed him like sheep"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sheep(noun)ʃip

    a farm animal used for its wool

    a sheep farm


  1. sheep(Noun)

    A woolly ruminant of the genus Ovis.

  2. sheep(Noun)

    A timid, shy person who is easily led by others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sheep

    any one of several species of ruminants of the genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of both hemispheres, but most numerous in Asia

  2. Sheep

    a weak, bashful, silly fellow

  3. Sheep

    fig.: The people of God, as being under the government and protection of Christ, the great Shepherd


  1. Sheep

    "Sheep" is a song by English band Pink Floyd, released on the album Animals in 1977. In 1974, it was originally titled "Raving and Drooling".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sheep

    Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sheep' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3501

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sheep' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1854

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sheep' in Nouns Frequency: #1378

Anagrams of sheep

  1. HEPES

  2. Ephes.

Translations for sheep

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a kind of animal related to the goat, whose flesh is used as food and from whose wool clothing is made

a flock of sheep.

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