sheep(redirected from meat sheep)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
n., pl. sheep.
A sheep is a farm animal with a thick woolly coat. The plural of sheep is sheep.
A lamb is a young sheep.
The meat of an adult sheep is called mutton, but this meat is less common in Britain and America than lamb. Don't use 'sheep' to refer to the meat of a sheep.
|Noun||1.||sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat|
bovid - hollow-horned ruminants
ewe - female sheep
wether - male sheep especially a castrated one
black sheep - sheep with a black coat
trotter - foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food
withers - the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
herd - a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
|2.||sheep - a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon|
|3.||sheep - a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision; "his students followed him like sheep"|
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
"He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter" Bible: Isaiah
Breeds of sheepBeulah Speckled-face, bighorn or mountain sheep, Blackface, Black Welsh Mountain, Blue-faced or Hexham Leicester, Border Leicester, Boreray, Brecknock Hill Cheviot, British Bleu du Maine, British Charollais, British Friesland, British Milksheep, British Oldenburg, British Texel, British Vendéen, Cambridge, Cheviot, Clun Forest, Colbred, Corriedale, Cotswold, Dalesbred, Dartmoor, Derbyshire Gritstone, Devon and Cornwall Longwool, Devon Closewool, Dorset Down, Dorset Horn, East Friesland, English Halfbred, Exmoor Horn, Hampshire Down, Hebridian or St. Kilda, Herdwick, Hill Radnor, Île de France, Jacob, karakul, caracul, or broadtail, Kerry Hill, Leicester Longwool, Lincoln Longwool, Llanwenog, Lleyn, Lonk, Manx Loghtan, Masham, Merino, Mule, Norfolk Horn, North Country Cheviot, Orkney or North Ronaldsay, Oxford or Oxfordshire Down, Polwarth, Portland, Rambouillet, Romney Marsh, Rouge de l'Ouest, Rough Fell, Ryeland, Scottish Blackface, Scottish Halfbred, Shetland, Shropshire, Soay, Southdown, South Wales Mountain, Suffolk, Swaledale, Teeswater, Texel, Welsh Halfbred, Welsh Hill Speckled, Welsh Mountain, Welsh Mountain Badger Faced, Welsh Mule, Wensleydale Longwool, White Face Dartmoor, Whitefaced Woodland, Wiltshire Horn
to be the black sheep of the family → ser la oveja negra de la familia
to make sheep's eyes at sb → mirar a algn con ojos de cordero
we must sort out or separate the sheep from the goats → tenemos que apartar or separar el grano de la paja
sheep farm N → granja f de ovejas, granja f ovina, granja f de ganado lanar
sheep farmer N → criador(a) m/f de ganado lanar, ganadero/a m/f de ovejas
sheep farming N → ganadería f ovina or lanar, cría f de ganado ovino or lanar
sheep run N → pasto m de ovejas, dehesa f de ovejas
sheep track N → cañada f (de pastoreo)
sheep worrying N → acoso m de ovejas