Related topics: Animals
sheep S2 W3 plural sheep [countable]
a farm animal that is kept for its wool and its meat:
Sheep were grazing on the hillside.
a sheep farmer
flock of sheep (=a group of sheep)➔ lamb1
if people behave like sheep, they do not think independently, but follow what everyone else does or thinks:
Tourists were led around like sheep, from shrine to souvenir shop.
3 British English
to find out which people are intelligent, skilful, successful etc, and which are not:
This test should really separate the sheep from the goats.
to look at someone in a way that shows you love them