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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.

2. (v. t.) To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece.

3. (v. t.) To reap, as grain.

4. (v. t.) Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.

5. (v. t.) To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4.

6. (n.) A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See Shears.

7. (n.) A shearing; -- used in designating the age of sheep.

8. (n.) An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; -- also called shearing stress, and tangential stress.

9. (n.) A strain, or change of shape, of an elastic body, consisting of an extension in one direction, an equal compression in a perpendicular direction, with an unchanged magnitude in the third direction.

10. (v. i.) To deviate. See Sheer.

11. (v. i.) To become more or less completely divided, as a body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



2751. keiro -- to shear
... to shear. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: keiro Phonetic Spelling: (ki'-ro)
Short Definition: I shear, cut the hair of Definition: I shear, cut the hair of ...
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3587. xurao -- to shave
... to shave. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: xurao Phonetic Spelling:
(xoo-rah'-o) Short Definition: I shave Definition: I shave, shear, cut off the hair. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7610. Shear Yashub -- "a remnant shall return," son of Isaiah
Shear Yashub. 7609, 7610. Shear Yashub. 7611 . "a remnant shall return,"
son of Isaiah. Transliteration: Shear Yashub Phonetic ...
/hebrew/7610.htm - 6k

1494. gazaz -- to shear
... 1493, 1494. gazaz. 1495 . to shear. Transliteration: gazaz Phonetic Spelling:
(gaw-zaz') Short Definition: off. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/1494.htm - 6k

7606. shear -- rest, remainder
... 7605, 7606. shear. 7607 . rest, remainder. Transliteration: shear Phonetic
Spelling: (sheh-awr') Short Definition: rest. ... 7605, 7606. shear. 7607 . ...
/hebrew/7606.htm - 6k

7605. shear -- rest, residue, remnant
... 7604, 7605. shear. 7606 . rest, residue, remnant. Transliteration: shear Phonetic
Spelling: (sheh-awr') Short Definition: rest. ... 7604, 7605. shear. 7606 > ...
/hebrew/7605.htm - 6k

3697. kasam -- to shear, clip
... to shear, clip. Transliteration: kasam Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-sam') Short Definition:
trim. ... root Definition to shear, clip NASB Word Usage only trim (1). ...
/hebrew/3697.htm - 6k

7094. qatsab -- to cut off, shear
... 7093, 7094. qatsab. 7095 . to cut off, shear. Transliteration: qatsab Phonetic
Spelling: (kaw-tsab') Short Definition: off. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/7094.htm - 5k

2685. chatsaph -- to show insolence or harshness
... hasty, be urgent. (Aramaic) a primitive root; properly, to shear or cut close;
figuratively, to be severe -- hasty, be urgent. 2684, 2685. chatsaph. 2686 . ...
/hebrew/2685.htm - 6k

1468. guz -- to pass over or away
... bring, cut off. A primitive root (compare gazaz); properly, to shear off; but used
only in the (figuratively) sense of passing rapidly -- bring, cut off. ...
/hebrew/1468.htm - 6k


And Disputes
... When Hugh, under this new cloud, did at last reach London the archbishop had no
counsel to give, except that he should shear his clergy rather tight and send ...
/.../marson/hugh bishop of lincoln/chapter vii name disputes.htm

Christ's Sheep
... They were bad shepherds, greedy shepherds, who were glad enough to shear God's flock,
and keep the wool themselves: but they did not care to feed the flock of ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon v christs sheep.htm

That by virtue of this Word Sin is not Only Destroyed, but Also ...
... do"as it is not"put thou out thine eyes, cut thou out thy tongue of thy mouth, stop
thou thine ears and thy nose never so fast, though thou shear away thy ...
/.../anonymous/the cloud of unknowing/here beginneth the twelfth chapter.htm

That God Giveth this Grace Freely Without any Means, and that it ...
... dwelling therein. Be blind in this time, and shear away covetise of knowing,
for it will more let thee than help thee. It sufficeth ...
/.../anonymous/the cloud of unknowing/here beginneth the four and 2.htm

That in this Work a Soul is Cleansed Both of his Special Sins and ...
... For out of this original sin will all day spring new and fresh stirrings of sin:
the which thee behoveth all day to smite down, and be busy to shear away with ...
/.../anonymous/the cloud of unknowing/here beginneth the three and 2.htm

Acts xviii. 18
... See how the Law was breaking up; see how they were bound by conscience. This, namely,
was a Jewish custom, to shear their heads agreeably with a vow. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xl acts xviii 18.htm

How Absalom Murdered Amnon, who had Forced his Own Sister; and How ...
... Now the second year after this wicked affair about his sister was over, and Absalom
was about to go to shear his own sheep at Baalhazor, which is a city in the ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 how absalom murdered.htm

Blessed and Tragic Unconsciousness
... eyes, grotesque, it looks, yet there was a reality in it; and when the man was
faithless to his vow, and allowed the crafty harlot's scissors to shear from his ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/blessed and tragic unconsciousness.htm

Acts XXI
... (24) Take them, and purify yourself with them, and bear the expenses for them, in
order that they may shear their heads, and all may know that those things of ...
/.../mcgarvey/a commentary on acts of the apostles/acts xxi.htm

Imperial Caesar
... work. "These are Roman sheep, with the Flavian coat of arms and the mark
of the army in black on their hides"if you shear them. ...
/.../miller/the city of delight/chapter vii imperial caesar.htm

Shear (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears
or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. ...
/s/shear.htm - 9k

Shear-jashub (1 Occurrence)
Shear-jashub. Shearjashub, Shear-jashub. She'ar-jash'ub . Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SHEAR-JASHUB. ...
/s/shear-jashub.htm - 7k

Poll (5 Occurrences)
... 10. (vt) To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip;
to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree. 11. ...
/p/poll.htm - 12k

Sheer (2 Occurrences)
... 4. (vi) Straight up and down; vertical; perpendicular. 5. (adv.) Clean; quite; at
once. 6. (vt) To shear. ... 11. (n.) Shears See Shear. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/s/sheer.htm - 7k

She'ar-jash'ub (1 Occurrence)
She'ar-jash'ub. Shear-jashub, She'ar-jash'ub. Shears . Multi-Version Concordance ...
Shear-jashub, She'ar-jash'ub. Shears . Reference Bible.
/s/she'ar-jash'ub.htm - 6k

Shearjashub (1 Occurrence)
... his son (Isaiah 7:3), perhaps his eldest son. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
SHEAR-JASHUB. she-ar-ja'-shub or jash'-ub (she'ar ...
/s/shearjashub.htm - 7k

Shean (5 Occurrences)

/s/shean.htm - 8k

Shearing (6 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shear. 2. (n.) The ... plates.
7. (n.) The process of preparing shear steel; tilting. 8. (n ...
/s/shearing.htm - 9k

Flock (242 Occurrences)
... (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT RSV NIV). Genesis 31:19 And Laban hath gone to shear his flock,
and Rachel stealeth the teraphim which her father hath; (YLT NAS). ...
/f/flock.htm - 39k

Nabal (18 Occurrences)
... but the man was churlish and evil in his doings." During his wanderings David came
into that district, and hearing that Nabal was about to shear his sheep, he ...
/n/nabal.htm - 16k

Shear (5 Occurrences)

Genesis 31:19
Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep: and Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father's.

Genesis 38:13
It was told Tamar, saying, "Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep."

Deuteronomy 15:19
All the firstborn males that are born of your herd and of your flock you shall sanctify to Yahweh your God: you shall do no work with the firstborn of your herd, nor shear the firstborn of your flock.

1 Samuel 25:4
David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.

Isaiah 7:3
Then Yahweh said to Isaiah, "Go out now to meet Ahaz, you, and Shearjashub your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, on the highway of the fuller's field.



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Shean (5 Occurrences)

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Share (138 Occurrences)

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