Meaning of “sheep” in the English Dictionary

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"sheep" in British English

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sheepnoun [ C ]

uk /ʃiːp/ us /ʃiːp/ plural sheep

A1 a farm animal with thick wool that eats grass and is kept for its wool, skin, and meat:

The farmer has several large flocks (= groups) of long-haired sheep.
We heard sheep bleating/baaing in the field.
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  • Sheep were grazing in the fields.
  • She was one of the country's top sheep breeders.
  • They used dogs to drive the sheep into a pen.
  • a sheep farmer
  • sheep shearing

(Definition of “sheep” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sheep" in American English

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sheepnoun [ C ]

us /ʃip/ plural sheep

a farm animal with thick curly hair that eats grass and is kept for its wool, skin, and meat

(Definition of “sheep” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)