What does sheep mean?

Definitions for sheep
ʃipsheep

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheepnoun

    woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

  2. sheepnoun

    a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon

  3. sheepnoun

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

    "his students followed him like sheep"

Wiktionary

  1. sheepnoun

    A woolly ruminant of the genus Ovis.

  2. sheepnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. shep, scheep, AS. scp, scep; akin to OFries. skp, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. scf, Skr. chga. 295. Cf. Sheepherd.]

  2. Sheep

    a weak, bashful, silly fellow

    Etymology: [OE. shep, scheep, AS. scp, scep; akin to OFries. skp, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. scf, Skr. chga. 295. Cf. Sheepherd.]

  3. Sheep

    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.]

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. sheep

    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  

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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 for sheep »

  1. HEPES

  2. Ephes.

How to pronounce sheep?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheep in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sheep in a Sentence

  1. Alan Cooper:

    We found that the Neanderthals from Spy Cave in Belgium consumed woolly rhinoceros and European wild sheep, supplemented with wild mushrooms, those from El Sidrón Cave on the other hand showed no evidence for meat consumption... showing quite different lifestyles between the two groups.

  2. George S. Patton:

    We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.

  3. Zahara Ghorballi:

    They beheaded him and the sheep at the same time.

  4. Maman Rohman:

    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.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A united army of sheep can defeat a divided army of wolves.

Images & Illustrations of sheep

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    a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
    • A. evangelist
    • B. sheath
    • C. flair
    • D. hypernym

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