woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon
a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision
"his students followed him like sheep"
A woolly ruminant of the genus Ovis.
A timid, shy person who is easily led by others.
any one of several species of ruminants of the genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of both hemispheres, but most numerous in Asia
a weak, bashful, silly fellow
fig.: The people of God, as being under the government and protection of Christ, the great Shepherd
Origin: [OE. shep, scheep, AS. scp, scep; akin to OFries. skp, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. scf, Skr. chga. 295. Cf. Sheepherd.]
"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
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.
A type of quadrupedal animal bred in a variety of species.
The farmer put his sheep out to graze on the mountains, they were all chipped so he knew accurately which ones were his and were they were when he needed them.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sheep' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3501
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sheep' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1854
Rank popularity for the word 'sheep' in Nouns Frequency: #1378
The numerical value of sheep in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of sheep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
I am more afriad of an army of 100 sheep lead by a lion than an army of 100 lions lead by a sheep.
I've seen more goats in zodiac images, but I prefer to buy a sheep mascot, as sheep are more fluffy and lovely.
Maybe the Year of the Sheep is just not my year. I got more money last time, so I just hope that next year would be better for me.
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