Sheep vs Ree - What's the difference?

sheep | ree |


As a noun sheep

is a woolly ruminant of the genus ovis .

sheep

English

Noun

(sheep)
  • A woolly ruminant of the genus Ovis .
  • A timid, shy person who is easily led by others.
  • (chiefly, humorous)
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * black sheep * sheepdog * sheepfold * sheepish * sheeple * sheepskin * shoop (chiefly-humorous back-formation)

    Descendants

    * Abenaki: (l)

    See also

    * * Aries * ewe * lamb * mutton * ovine * ram * teg * tup * wether

    References

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    ree

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) rei, reh, reoh, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (Scotland)

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Wild; fierce; outrageous; overexcited; frenzied; delirious; crazy.
  • Befuddled with liquor; half-drunk; tipsy.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A state of befuddlement; intoxication.
  • A state of great excitement or frenzy.
  • Verb

  • To become extremely excited; fly into a rage.
  • To drive into a state of excitement; fire with enthusiasm.
  • Etymology 3

    Compare (riddle) a sieve.

    Verb

  • (obsolete, UK, dialect) To riddle; to sift; to separate or throw off.
  • (Mortimer)
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