Definitions for sheep
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sheep.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
plural likewise sheep.
Etymology: sceap , Saxon; of which the plural was seep ; schaep, Dutch.
Fire the brambles, snare the birds, and steep
In wholesome water-falls the fleecy sheep. Dryden.
Of substances there are two sorts of ideas; one of single substances, as they exist separately, as a man or sheep. John Locke.
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
Etymology: [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 animal.
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.
Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2016
The sheep symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the sheep symbol and its characteristic.
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Rank popularity for the word 'sheep' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3501
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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
A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.
Sheep are under the bed, but the wolf is on the bed.
We have a group of equal individuals that reach a choice, can have consensus decision making as we can see in sheep, bats, some monkey species, fish, birds, for example, or also humans in this case.
They cannot treat us as small boys; we are smart people, we are not sheep, i was studying technical sciences in Kabul, I was working for an American company, I was singing under the Taliban when singing was not allowed.
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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