HyperDic: shear

English > 6 senses of the word shear:
NOUNphenomenonshear(physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves
artifactsheara large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
VERBcontactshearcut with shears
contactshear, fleeceshear the wool from
contactshearcut or cut through with shears
changeshearbecome deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain
shear > pronunciation
Soundsshih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > shear: 6 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaning(physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves.
Example"the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram"
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderdeformationalteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
English > shear: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it.
Broaderedge toolAny cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane / plane or gouge)
Spanishcizalla
Catalancisalla, tisores
Verbsshearcut or cut through with shears
English > shear: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcut with shears.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"shear hedges"
Broadersnip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut backcultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
Spanishpodar, recortar
Catalanpodar
Nounsshearera workman who uses shears to cut leather or metal or textiles
shearingremoving by cutting off or clipping
shearslarge scissors with strong blades
English > shear: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningshear the wool from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"shear sheep"
Synonymfleece
Broadershave, trimcut closely
Spanishesquilar, tonsurar, trasquilar
Catalanesquilar, tondre, tosquirar
Nounsshearera skilled worker who shears the wool / wool off of sheep or other animals
shearingremoving by cutting off or clipping
shearslarge scissors with strong blades
English > shear: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningcut or cut through with shears.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"shear the wool off the lamb"
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishcortar, esquilar, trasquilar
Catalanesquilar, tondre, tosquirar
Nounssheara large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
shearera workman who uses shears to cut leather or metal or textiles
shearingremoving by cutting off or clipping
English > shear: 6 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain.
PatternSomething ----s
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
BroaderchangeUndergo a change

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