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 Her likeness was made into a bobblehead in May and an ewe at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was named after her in April. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky sign language interpreter Virginia Moore says of cancer, 'we think we got it all'," 29 Oct. 2020 Her likeness was made into a bobblehead in May and an ewe at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was named after her in April. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky sign language interpreter Virginia Moore says of cancer, 'we think we got it all'," 29 Oct. 2020 Her likeness was made into a bobblehead in May and an ewe at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was named after her in April. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky sign language interpreter Virginia Moore says of cancer, 'we think we got it all'," 29 Oct. 2020 Her likeness was made into a bobblehead in May and an ewe at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was named after her in April. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky sign language interpreter Virginia Moore says of cancer, 'we think we got it all'," 29 Oct. 2020 Her likeness was made into a bobblehead in May and an ewe at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was named after her in April. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky sign language interpreter Virginia Moore says of cancer, 'we think we got it all'," 29 Oct. 2020 Her likeness was made into a bobblehead in May and an ewe at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was named after her in April. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky sign language interpreter Virginia Moore says of cancer, 'we think we got it all'," 29 Oct. 2020 Her likeness was made into a bobblehead in May and an ewe at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was named after her in April. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky sign language interpreter Virginia Moore says of cancer, 'we think we got it all'," 29 Oct. 2020 Her likeness was made into a bobblehead in May and an ewe at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was named after her in April. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky sign language interpreter Virginia Moore says of cancer, 'we think we got it all'," 29 Oct. 2020

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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 28 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for ewe

ewe

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ewe

: a female sheep

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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