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Sheep Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
  • a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision; "his students followed him like sheep"
  • a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon

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  • 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"

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Sheep Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A domestic sheep (Ovis aries) is a domesticated mammal related to wild sheep and goats. It is a type of cattle, and is owned and looked after by a sheep farmer. Female sheep are called ewes. Male sheep are called rams. Young are called lambs.

They are kept for their wool and their meat. The wool of sheep, after cleaning and treating, is used to make woollen clothes. The meat of young sheep is called lamb, and the meat from adult sheep is called mutton. Both are economically important products which have been used since prehistoric times.

Sheep are domesticated animals which have been bred by man. There are breeds which specialise in wool or meat.

The plural of 'Sheep' is just 'Sheep'. It is not 'Sheeps'.



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* You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men. - Max Beerbohm

* He that visits the sick in hopes of a legacy, but is never so friendly in all other cases, I look upon him as being no better than a raven that watches a weak sheep only to peck out its eyes. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

* In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep. - Albert Einstein


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