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1. sheep

noun. ['ˈʃiːp'] woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat.

Synonyms

  • tup
  • fold
  • genus Ovis
  • ewe
  • herd
  • withers
  • bovid
  • Ovis
  • wether
  • Ovis aries
  • ram
  • flock
  • domestic sheep
  • black sheep

Antonyms

  • unfold
  • stay
  • open
  • disintegrate

Etymology

  • sceap (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Sheep

  • oversleep
  • mcsleep
  • anandeep
  • streep
  • phillipe
  • felipe
  • bopeep
  • asleep
  • sweep
  • steep
  • sleep
  • schliep
  • griep
  • creep
  • bleep
  • weep
  • veep
  • tepe
  • sepe
  • seipp
  • seip
  • seep
  • riepe
  • reep
  • reap
  • peep
  • lepe
  • leep
  • leap
  • kniep

How do you pronounce sheep?

Pronounce sheep as ʃip.

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Example sentences of the word sheep


1. Adjective
People in some far northern regions operate sheep, cattle or reindeer farms, according to the Encarta Encyclopedia.

2. Noun, singular or mass
He has the ability to gather sheep, especially on hills, and bring the flock to the handler.

Quotes containing the word sheep


1. Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
- Winston Churchill

2. Ideas are easy. It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.
- Sue Grafton

3. Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.
- Ezra Pound

2. sheep-tick

noun. parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete.

Synonyms

  • ixodid
  • Ixodes ricinus
  • sheep tick
  • Ixodes
  • genus Ixodes

3. sheep-tick

noun. wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle.

Synonyms

  • hippoboscid
  • sheep tick
  • louse fly
  • sheep ked
  • Melophagus
  • genus Melophagus

4. sheep

noun. ['ˈʃiːp'] a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon.

Synonyms

  • simple

Antonyms

  • rough
  • complex

Etymology

  • sceap (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. sheep

noun. ['ˈʃiːp'] a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision.

Antonyms

  • stay in place

Etymology

  • sceap (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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