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  1. sheep
    IPA[SHēp]
  2. noun

    • 1. a domesticated ruminant animal with a thick woolly coat and (typically only in the male) curving horns. It is kept in flocks for its wool or meat, and is proverbial for its tendency to follow others in the flock.

    • 2. a wild mammal related to this, such as the argali, bighorn, and urial.

    • 3. a person who is too easily influenced or led:

      the party members had become sheep, and she refused to be taken in
    • 4. a person regarded as a protected follower of God.

    • 5. a member of a minister's congregation.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sheep, plural noun: sheep

    • noun

      a domesticated ruminant mammal with a thick woolly coat and (typically only in the male) curving horns. It is kept in flocks for its wool or meat, and is proverbial for its tendency to follow others in the flock.

      a wild mammal related to this, such as the argali, bighorn, bharal, and urial.

    • noun

      another term for bighorn

      any sheep that lives on mountains.

    • noun

      a liquid preparation for cleansing sheep of parasites or preserving their wool.

      a place where sheep are dipped in a liquid preparation.

    • noun

      a sheep of a hardy short-tailed breed native to Shetland and bred especially for its fine wool.
    • noun

      a large tick that infests many mammals, including humans, and frequently transmits diseases.
    • noun

      a tract of land on which sheep are pastured.
    • noun

      a North American kalmia which is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental.
    • noun

      a wild North American sheep found in mountainous country from Alaska to British Columbia.
    • noun

      an intensely itching skin disease of sheep caused by a parasitic mite.
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