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Noun
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sheep, plural;
  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


  1. woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
  2. a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon
  3. a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision; "his students followed him like sheep"
  4. Domestic sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name "sheep" applies to many species, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries. ...
  5. Sheep is an album by Massachusetts folk musician Zoë Lewis, released in 1998.
  6. Opposite Christ Church, Oxford, England, is Alice's Shop on St Aldate's. It was formerly frequented in Victorian times by Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Saw There, who used to buy sweets there. ...
  7. Lamb, hogget, and mutton are the meat of domestic sheep. The meat of an animal in its first year is lamb; that of an older sheep is hogget and later mutton.
  8. Sheep is a horror novel by British author Simon Maginn, originally published in 1994 and reissued in 1997. It is now out-of-print. The book provided the basis for the 2005 film The Dark, although the plot changed drastically in the conversion from book to film.
  9. "Sheep" is a song by the English band Pink Floyd. It was released on the album Animals in 1977. It was originally titled "Raving and Drooling".
  10. A woolly ruminant of the genus Ovis; A timid, shy person who is easily led by others
  11. An experiment in which the subject believes in the ability in which they are being tested.
  12. To dream of shearing them, denotes a season of profitable enterprises will shower down upon you. To see flocks of sheep, there will be much rejoicing among farmers, and other trades will prosper. ...
  13. the species, or members of it. The plural is the same as the singular, and it can also be used as a mass noun. Normally used of individuals of any age, but in some areas only for those of breeding age.
  14. An old term for all common work covered in sheep-skin.
  15. Cull ewes and rams that are no longer useful for production.
  16. Name given to a subject in a psi test who believes in the phenomenon. See also "goat", sheep-goat effect.
  17. A sheep's wool and heart were traditionally used in witchcraft. The wool was placed in the room that someone was sleeping in, as it was believed that this would absorb the person's breath, which could then be used to bewitch them. ...
  18. A sheep appears to be a component of the Xanadu gold persistence mechanism. It is the on-disk representaton of a single object. A sheep is contained in a flock, which has a shepherd. --JohnDougan
  19. An individual that depends solely on someone else's decisions, judgments, and opinions. Slipknot fans who hate Fred Durst just because Slipknot happens to hate him are shining examples of a sheep. ...
  20. People who take awards and polls seriously, rather than be insulted by them. How else can one describe someone who only likes something if it is popular?
  21. An investor who trades based on suggestion and emotion rather than an actual plan. The type of investor you don't want to be.
  22. Animals with more sense than fell runners. (They travel along the hillsides instead of straight up and down.)
  23. Traders who mindlessly follow the advice or trading actions of another trader.
  24. For thousands of years the ancient sheep have been domesticated into the animal which we use now. Sheep are a source of much of our clothing due to their great coats of wool. The best wool comes from the island of New Magincia where the sheep are bred in the finest pedigree. ...
  25. ovines. Or, a source of considerable humor for computer geeks.