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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shear v. t. [imp. Sheared or Shore p. p. Sheared or Shorn p. pr. & vb. n. Shearing.]
 1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.
 Note:It is especially applied to the cutting of wool from sheep or their skins, and the nap from cloth.
 2. To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece.
    Before the golden tresses . . . were shorn away.   --Shak.
 3. To reap, as grain. [Scot.]
 4. Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.
 5. Mech. To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 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 by
         cutting or trimming to a uniform length; "a coat of
         sheared lamb"