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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sheerd]
    • /ʃɪərd/
    • /ʃɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sheerd]
    • /ʃɪərd/

Definitions of sheared word

  • adjective sheared shaped or completed by or as if by shearing. 1
  • adjective sheared trimmed to an even, symmetrical, or uniform length, as fur, shrubbery, etc.: a sheared muskrat coat. 1
  • verb with object sheared to cut (something). 1
  • verb with object sheared to remove by or as if by cutting or clipping with a sharp instrument: to shear wool from sheep. 1
  • verb with object sheared to cut or clip the hair, fleece, wool, etc., from: to shear sheep. 1
  • verb with object sheared to strip or deprive (usually followed by of): to shear someone of power. 1

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Origin of sheared

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1610-20; shear + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Sheared


sheared popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

sheared usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sheared

verb sheared

  • chined — Pertaining to, or having, a chine, or backbone; used in composition.
  • chopped — diced, minced, or cut into small bits.
  • hackled — Simple past tense and past participle of hackle.
  • lopped — to let hang or droop: He lopped his arms at his sides in utter exhaustion.
  • mowed — Simple past tense and past participle of mow.

adjective sheared

  • clipped — Clipped means neatly cut.

Top questions with sheared

  • what is sheared?
  • how to remove a sheared bolt?

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