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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A female sheep.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A female sheep. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: African language.

Usage examples (29)
  • Their ewe had twin lambs every year.
  • If a ewe is having one lamb, she can be left on her own in the fields.
  • The term for females is usually derived from the base form by means of a suffix, usually - ewe, that is transparently related to ewa
  • As for the other lamb cakes, all I can say is 'ewe' for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "ewe" (a female sheep) said "whew" (sound of dismay or relief) when she saw the "hue" (a color or tint) of the farmer's face as he started to "hew" (to chop/shape) the wood of a large "yew" (an evergreen tree). What would "you" have said?
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