- First Reference: Genesis 31:19
- Last Reference: 1 Samuel 25:4
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H1494 Used 4 times
SHEAR, verb transitive preterit tense sheared; participle passive sheared or shorn. The old preterit tense shore is entirely obsolete.
1. To cut or clip something from the surface with an instrument of two blades; to separate any thing from the surface by shears, scissors or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. It is appropriately used for the cutting of wool from sheep on their skins, for clipping the nap from cloth, but may be applied to other things; as, a horse shears the ground in feeding much closer than an ox.
2. To separate by shears; as, to shear a fleece.
3. To reap. [Not in use.] Scotish.
SHEAR, To deviate. [See Sheer.]
SHE'ARBILL, noun [shear and bill.] A fowl, the black skimmer or cut-water.
SHEARD, noun A shard. [See Shard.]
SHE'ARED, participle passive Clipped; deprived of woll, hair, nap.
SHE'ARER, noun One that shears; as a shearer of sheep.
gate of the Lord; tempest of the Lord
Son of Azel.
1 Chronicles 8:38; 1 Chronicles 9:44
(valued by Jehovah), one of the six sons of Azel a descendant of Saul. (1 Chronicles 8:38; 9:41)
(2 Kings 10:12, 14; marg., "house of shepherds binding sheep." R.V., "the shearing-house of the shepherds;" marg., "house of gathering"), some place between Samaria and Jezreel, where Jehu slew "two and forty men" of the royal family of Judah. The Heb. word Beth-eked so rendered is supposed by some to be a proper name.
a place on the road between Jezreel and Samaria, at which Jehu, on his way to the latter, encountered forty-two members of the royal family of Judah, whom he slaughtered. (2 Kings 10:12,14) Eusebius mentions it as a village of Samaria "in the great plain [of Esdr'lon], 15, miles from Legion."
A remnant shall escape or return (i.e., to God), a symbolical name which the prophet Isaiah gave to his son (Isaiah 7:3), perhaps his eldest son.
(lit. a remnant shall return), the symbolical name of the son of Isaiah the prophet. (Isaiah 7:3)
the remnant shall return
A son of Isaiah.
SHEARMAN, noun sher'man. One whose occupation is to shear cloth.
SHEARS, noun plural [from the verb.]
1. An instrument consisting of two blades with a bevel edge, movable on a pin, used for cutting cloth and other substances by interception between the two blades. shears differ from scissors chiefly in being larger.
Fate urg'd the shears and cut the sylph in twain. Pope.
2. Something in the form of the blades of shears
3. Wings. [Not in use.]
4. An engine for raising heavy weights. [See Sheers.]
5. The denomimation of the age of sheep from the cutting of the teeth; as sheep of one shear, two shear, etc. [Local.]
SHE'AR-WATER, noun A fowl. [Larus niger.] A species of petrel, (Procellaria puffinus, Linn.) found on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. The cut-water, (Rhryncops nigra.)