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A castrated male sheep or goat.

[Middle English, from Old English; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Animals) a male sheep, esp a castrated one
[Old English hwæther; related to Old Frisian hweder, Old High German hwedar, Old Norse hvatharr]
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(ˈwɛð ər)

a castrated male sheep.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Saxon withar, Old High German widar, Old Norse vethr, Gothic withrus]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wether - male sheep especially a castrated one
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
bellwether - sheep that leads the herd often wearing a bell
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[ˈweðəʳ] Ncarnero m castrado
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References in classic literature ?
'He's a-gammonin' that 'ere landlord, he is, sir, till he don't rightly know wether he's a-standing on the soles of his boots or the crown of his hat.'
In total, 9,644 wether lambs averaged PS52.07, up 96p on the year, selling to a top of PS70 for SuffX from Achosnich, Dornoch; PS67 for BeltX from Auchentoul Cottage, Kinbrace; PS66.50 for park type NCC from South Balkeith, Tain; PS65.50 for hill type NCC from Cartomie, East Amat.
Although the initial treatment may be successful, in my experience, if a wether develops stones one time, he will continue to do so.
Data were analyzed by the Mixed Model procedure of the Statistical Analysis Systems (SAS, Inst., Inc., Cary, NC) for completely random design, with the factors examined being gender treatments (wether vs.
Billy Kelly, Wether spoon's area manager, said CCTV and receipts detected discrepancies.
Howard Johnson's six-year old mare suggested she was blessed with stamina in abundance when ploughing through soft ground at Wether by just under three weeks ago, leaving her rivals toiling in her wake as she came home 11 lengths clear.
Then addressing the question of wether culture drives language change, Professor McWhorter ably addresses how language "starts over" using Creole as an illustration.
The Longwool Improvement Project on behalf of Hybu Cig Cymru, the English Beef and Lamb Executive and Quality Meat Scotland measured the performance of Mule wether lambs and ewe lambs and involved 13 flocks of Bluefaced Leicester.
John Heywood, one of the most famous writers of interludes, brought the genre to its peak in his The Play of the Wether (1533) and The Playe Called the Foure P.P.
After observing that tracing would produce a theoretically better and more precise result, you requested TEI's views on wether the costs of tracing would be "worth it." Stated simply, TEI believes that tax rules should be designed to reach the "right" result.
He wonders wether the cycle, if it exists in nature, has enough power to drive the wobble.