sheared
adjective Date: 1616 formed or finished by shearing; especially cut to uniform length <
a sheared rug
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  • sheared — sheared; un·sheared; …   English syllables

  • sheared — [shird] adj. subjected to shearing; esp., designating fur trimmed to give it an even surface [sheared beaver] …   English World dictionary

  • Sheared — Shear Shear (sh[=e]r), v. t. [imp. {Sheared}or {Shore};p. p. {Sheared} or {Shorn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shearing}.] [OE. sheren, scheren, to shear, cut, shave, AS. sceran, scieran, scyran; akin to D. & G. scheren, Icel. skera, Dan. ski?re, Gr. ???.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sheared — Shear Shear (sh[=e]r), v. t. [imp. {Sheared}or {Shore};p. p. {Sheared} or {Shorn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shearing}.] [OE. sheren, scheren, to shear, cut, shave, AS. sceran, scieran, scyran; akin to D. & G. scheren, Icel. skera, Dan. ski?re, Gr. ???.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheared — adjective 1. having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers picked up the baby s shorn curls from the floor naked as a sheared sheep • Syn: ↑shorn • Ant: ↑unsheared 2. (used especially of fur or wool) shaped or finished… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheared — /sheard/, adj. 1. shaped or completed by or as if by shearing. 2. trimmed to an even, symmetrical, or uniform length, as fur, shrubbery, etc.: a sheared muskrat coat. [1610 20; SHEAR + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • sheared — Synonyms and related words: abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, bobbed, capsule, capsulized, clipped, compressed, condensed, cropped, curtailed, cut short, digested, docked, elided, elliptic, mowed, mown, nipped, pollard, polled, pruned, reaped,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sheared — adj. shaven, shorn, trimmed, cut off with a sharp tool ʃɪr /ʃɪə v. cut off hair or fleece; trim with a sharp tool; deprive of, take away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sheared — 1) adheres 2) headers …   Anagrams dictionary

  • sheared DNA —    DNA broken into fragments by mechanical action …   Forensic science glossary

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