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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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