Search Result for "sheared":
1. having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers;
- Example: "picked up the baby's shorn curls from the floor"
- Example: "naked as a sheared sheep"
[syn: sheared, shorn]
2. (used especially of fur or wool) shaped or finished by cutting or trimming to a uniform length;
- Example: "a coat of sheared lamb"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shear \Shear\ (sh[=e]r), v. t. [imp. Shearedor Shore;p. p. Sheared or Shorn; p. pr. & vb. n. Shearing.] [OE. sheren, scheren, to shear, cut, shave, AS. sceran, scieran, scyran; akin to D. & G. scheren, Icel. skera, Dan. ski?re, Gr. ???. Cf. Jeer, Score, Shard, Share, Sheer to turn aside.] 1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. [1913 Webster] Note: It is especially applied to the cutting of wool from sheep or their skins, and the nap from cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece. [1913 Webster] Before the golden tresses . . . were shorn away. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To reap, as grain. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mech.) To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "sheared": abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, bobbed, capsule, capsulized, clipped, compressed, condensed, cropped, curtailed, cut short, digested, docked, elided, elliptic, mowed, mown, nipped, pollard, polled, pruned, reaped, shaved, short-cut, shortened, snub, snubbed, trimmed