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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.
References in classic literature ?
At shearing time, wishing to take his fleece and to avoid expense, she sheared him herself, but used the shears so unskillfully that with the fleece she sheared the flesh.
The maintopmast was over thirty feet in length, the foretopmast nearly thirty, and it was of these that I intended making the shears.
Everything in readiness, I made a line fast to the apex of the shears and carried it directly to the windlass.
I was wild with desire, like a child with a new toy, to hoist something with my shears.
If he has destroyed the shears, I shall do nothing except begin over again.
Upon the stranger's shears were beheld the shattered, white ribs, and some few splintered planks, of what had once been a whale-boat; but you now saw through this wreck, as plainly as you see through the peeled, half-unhinged, and bleaching skeleton of a horse.
They are bound to think you are on your own, and their shears are all sharpened for the trimming of newcomers like you.
And on the eighteenth, when that dividend was declared, he chuckled at the confusion that would inevitably descend upon the men with the sharpened shears waiting to trim him--him, Burning Daylight.
So Oz brought a pair of tinsmith's shears and cut a small, square hole in the left side of the Tin Woodman's breast.
Quick as lightning, Mr Pancks, who, for some moments, had had his right hand in his coat pocket, whipped out a pair of shears, swooped upon the Patriarch behind, and snipped off short the sacred locks that flowed upon his shoulders.
After staring at this phantom in return, in silent awe, Mr Pancks threw down his shears, and fled for a place of hiding, where he might lie sheltered from the consequences of his crime.
Oh, niece of mine," replied Don Quixote, "how much astray art thou in thy reckoning: ere they shear me I shall have plucked away and stripped off the beards of all who dare to touch only the tip of a hair of mine.