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ˈwɛð ərwether

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wethernoun

    male sheep especially a castrated one


  1. wethernoun

    A castrated buck goat.

  2. wethernoun

    A castrated ram.

  3. wetherverb

    To castrate a male sheep or goat.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wethernoun

    A ram castrated.

    Etymology: weder , Saxon; weder, Dutch.

    I am a tainted wether of the flock,
    Meetest for death. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.

    He doth not apprehend how the tail of an African weather outweigheth the body of a good calf, that is, an hundred pound. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Errours.

    Although there be naturally of horses, bulls, or rams, more males than females; yet artificially, that is, by making geldings, oxen, and weathers, there are fewer. John Graunt.

    When Blowzelind expir’d, the weather ’s bell
    Before the drooping flock toll’d forth her knell. John Gay.

    It is much more difficult to find a fat weather, than if half that species were fairly knock’d on the head. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wethernoun

    a castrated ram

  2. Etymology: [OE. wether, AS. weer; akin to OS. wethar, withar, a ram, D. weder, G. widder, OHG. widar, Icel. ver, Sw. vdur, Dan. vdder, Goth. wirus a lamb, L. vitulus calf, Skr. vatsa, L. vetus old, Gr. 'e`tos year; -- originally meaning, a yearling. Cf. Veal, Veteran.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wether

    weth′ėr, n. a castrated ram. [A.S. wither; Ger. widder.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wether in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wether in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of wether in a Sentence

  1. Eden and owen:

    True love never fails. It will ever blossom like flowers in good wether, taste like day dream and also warm like a home greeting

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. appellative
    • B. butch
    • C. aculeate
    • D. adscripted

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