ewe

noun (1)
\ ˈyü How to pronounce ewe (audio) , in rural dialectss also ˈyō \

Definition of ewe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the female of the sheep especially when mature also : the female of various related animals

Ewe

noun (2)
\ ˈā-ˌwā How to pronounce Ewe (audio) , ˈā-ˌvā \
plural Ewe also Ewes

Definition of Ewe (Entry 2 of 2)

: a people of Ghana and Togo speaking a Kwa language also : the language itself

Examples of ewe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In addition to stunts, the show also features many scenes where the vets assist in an animal’s birth: in Series 2, James helps a ewe give birth to a lamb in the first episode and a horse give birth to a colt in the last. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 25 Feb. 2022 One of the 14, a ewe, was a chronic shedder identified in 2020, but was not shedding this fall. Jayson Jacoby, oregonlive, 1 Jan. 2022 The film visually withholds key details in its first 30 minutes, but the birth of one particular ewe lamb astonishes Maria and Ingvar into stunned wonderment. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2021 The film visually withholds key details in its first 30 minutes, but the birth of one particular ewe lamb astonishes Maria and Ingvar into stunned wonderment. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2021 And Courtemanch said a ewe hunt has been authorized only once in Wyoming and rarely in other parts of the West. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 Dec. 2021 The quantity of milk is measured: At the beginning of the season, each ewe yields about three liters a day, but the volume falls to a liter a day as the season wears on. Joshua Levine, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Nov. 2021 Folk horror film about a couple grieving the loss of a child who adopt a hybrid that is born to an ewe on their lonely farm. Shalini Dore, Variety, 11 Nov. 2021 The film visually withholds key details in its first 30 minutes, but the birth of one particular ewe lamb astonishes Maria and Ingvar into stunned wonderment. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ewe

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ewe

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old English ēowu; akin to Old High German ouwi ewe, Latin ovis sheep, Greek ois

Noun (2)

Ewe eβe, βe, a self-designation

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“Ewe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ewe. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for ewe

ewe

noun
\ ˈyü How to pronounce ewe (audio) \

Kids Definition of ewe

: a female sheep

ewe

noun
\ ˈyü How to pronounce ewe (audio) , ˈyō How to pronounce ewe (audio) \

Medical Definition of ewe

: the female of the sheep especially when mature also : the female of various related animals

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