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shear

 (shîr)
v. sheared, sheared or shorn (shôrn), shear·ing, shears
v.tr.
1. To remove (fleece or hair) by cutting or clipping.
2. To remove the hair or fleece from.
3. To cut with or as if with shears: shearing a hedge.
4. To divest or deprive as if by cutting: The prisoners were shorn of their dignity.
v.intr.
1. To use a cutting tool such as shears.
2. To move or proceed by or as if by cutting: shear through the wheat.
3. Physics To become deformed by shear force.
n.
1. often shears
a. A pair of scissors.
b. Any of various implements or machines that cut with a scissorlike action.
2. The act, process, or result of shearing, especially when used to indicate a sheep's age: a two-shear ram.
3. Something cut off by shearing.
4. also sheers (shîrz)(used with a sing. or pl. verb) An apparatus used to lift heavy weights, consisting of two or more spars joined at the top and spread at the base, the tackle being suspended from the top.
5. Physics

[Middle English scheren, from Old English sceran; see sker- in Indo-European roots. N., from Middle English shere, from Old English scēar; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

shear′er n.

shears

(ʃɪəz)
pl n
1. (Tools)
a. large scissors, as for cutting cloth, jointing poultry, etc
b. a large scissor-like and usually hand-held cutting tool with flat blades, as for cutting hedges
2. (Tools) any of various analogous cutting or clipping implements or machines
3. (Mechanical Engineering) short for sheerlegs
4. (Agriculture) off the shears informal Austral (of a sheep) newly shorn
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shears - large scissors with strong blades
clipper - shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural)
pruning shears - shears with strong blades used for light pruning of woody plants
pair of scissors, scissors - an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
snips, tinsnips - (plural) hand shears for cutting sheet metal
thinning shears - shears with one serrate blade; used for thinning hair
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations
مِقَص للجَز
strojní nůžky
saks
nyesőolló
klippur
kırkma makası

shears

[ʃɪəz] NPL (for sheep) → tijeras fpl de esquilar; (for hedges) → tijeras fpl de podar; (for metals) → cizalla fsing

shears

[ˈʃɪərz] npl (also garden shears) → cisaille f, cisailles fpl

shears

pl(große) Schere; (for hedges) → Heckenschere f; (for metal) → Metallschere f

shears

[ʃɪəz] npl (for gardening) → cesoie fpl; (for dressmaking) → forbici fpl; (for sheep) → forbici fpl da tosatore

shear

(ʃiə) past tense sheared: past participles sheared ~shorn (ʃoːn) verb
1. to clip or cut wool from (a sheep).
2. (past tense shorn. often with off) to cut (hair) off: All her curls have been shorn off.
3. (past tense shorn. especially with of) to cut hair from (someone): He has been shorn (of all his curls).
4. to cut or (cause to) break. A piece of the steel girder sheared off.
shears noun plural
a cutting-tool with two blades, like a large pair of scissors. a pair of shears.

shears

n., pl. tijeras.