Shear vs Flow - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between shear and flow

is that shear is to cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears while flow is to move as a fluid from one position to another.

As nouns the difference between shear and flow

is that shear is a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger while flow is a movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts.

As an adjective shear

is .

shear

English

(wikipedia shear)

Verb

  • To cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears.
  • * 1819 , Walter Scott, Ivanhoe :
  • So trenchant was the Templar’s weapon, that it shore asunder, as it had been a willow twig, the tough and plaited handle of the mace, which the ill-fated Saxon reared to parry the blow, and, descending on his head, levelled him with the earth.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the golden tresses were shorn away
  • To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping.
  • (physics) To deform because of shearing forces.
  • (Scotland) To reap, as grain.
  • (Jamieson)
  • (figurative) To deprive of property; to fleece.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger
  • * Dryden
  • short of the wool, and naked from the shear
  • the act of shearing, or something removed by shearing
  • * Youatt
  • After the second shearing, he is a two-shear' ram; at the expiration of another year, he is a three-' shear ram; the name always taking its date from the time of shearing.
  • (physics) a force that produces a shearing strain
  • (geology) The response of a rock to deformation usually by compressive stress, resulting in particular textures.
  • Derived terms

    * megashear * shearer

    Adjective

    (head)
  • flow

    English

    Noun

  • A movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts
  • The movement of a real or figurative fluid.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.}}
  • The rising movement of the tide.
  • Smoothness or continuity.
  • The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.
  • (psychology) The state of being at one with.
  • Menstruation fluid
  • Antonyms

    * (movement of the tide) ebb

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To move as a fluid from one position to another.
  • Rivers flow from springs and lakes.
    Tears flow from the eyes.
  • To proceed; to issue forth.
  • Wealth flows from industry and economy.
  • * Milton
  • Those thousand decencies that daily flow / From all her words and actions.
  • To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.
  • The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn't flow .
  • * Dryden
  • Virgil is sweet and flowing in his hexameters.
  • To have or be in abundance; to abound, so as to run or flow over.
  • * Bible, Joel iii. 18
  • In that day the hills shall flow with milk.
  • * Prof. Wilson
  • the exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl
  • To hang loosely and wave.
  • a flowing''' mantle; '''flowing locks
  • * A. Hamilton
  • the imperial purple flowing in his train
  • To rise, as the tide; opposed to ebb .
  • The tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The river hath thrice flowed , no ebb between.
  • (computing) To arrange (text in a wordprocessor, etc.) so that it wraps neatly into a designated space; to reflow.
  • To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
  • To cover with varnish.
  • To discharge excessive blood from the uterus.
  • Anagrams

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