Shears vs Sears - What's the difference?

shears | sears |

As verbs the difference between shears and sears

is that shears is third-person singular of shear while sears is third-person singular of sear.

As a noun shears

is plural of lang=en.

As a proper noun Sears is





  • (plurale tantum) A tool consisting of two blades with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, used for cutting cloth, or for removing the fleece from sheep etc
  • The bedpiece of a machine tool, upon which a table or slide rest is secured.
  • the shears of a lathe or planer
  • An apparatus for raising heavy weights, and especially for stepping and unstepping the lower masts of ships. It consists of two or more spars or pieces of timber, fastened together near the top, steadied by a guy or guys, and furnished with the necessary tackle. Also sheers.
  • Usage notes

    * The tool was once used in the singular.


  • (shear)
  • Anagrams





  • (sear)
  • Anagrams

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    Alternative forms

    * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) seer, seere, from (etyl) .


  • Dry; withered, especially of vegetation.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) seeren, seren, from (etyl) , Greek hauos'' ("dry"), Sanskrit ''s?sa'' ("drought"). The use in firearms terminology may relate to French ''serrer ("to grip").


    (en verb)
  • To char, scorch, or burn the surface of something with a hot instrument.
  • To wither; to dry up.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (figurative) To mark permanently, as if by burning.
  • The events of that day were seared into her memory.


    (en noun)
  • A scar produced by searing
  • Part of a gun that retards the hammer until the trigger is pulled.
  • Anagrams

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