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English noun: sheep

1. sheep (animal) woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat


Broader (hypernym)bovid


Narrower (hyponym)black sheep, domestic sheep, ewe, Ovis aries, ram, tup, wether


Part holonymtrotter, withers


Member meronymflock, fold, genus Ovis, herd, Ovis

2. sheep (person) a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon


Broader (hypernym)simple, simpleton

3. sheep (person) a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision


SamplesHis students followed him like sheep.


Broader (hypernym)follower









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