from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of sheep; sheeplike.
  • noun A sheep.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sheep-like; oviform; of or pertaining to the Ovinæ or to sheep.
  • noun A member of the Ovinæ; a sheep.
  • noun A form of cerebrin found in the yolk of eggs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to sheep; consisting of sheep.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, resembling, or being a sheep.
  • adjective Specifically, resembling a sheep in character; passive, of low intelligence and acquiescent.
  • noun A sheep.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or pertaining to or of the nature of or characteristic of a sheep or sheep


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin ovīnus, from Latin ovis, sheep; see owi- in Indo-European roots.]


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  • Sheep-like.

    December 8, 2006