KJV Dictionary Definition: sheep


SHEEP, n. sing. and plu.

1. An animal of the genus Ovis, which is one of the most useful species that the Creator has bestowed upon man, and its wool constitutes a principal material of warm clothing, and its flesh is a great article of fool. The sheep is remarkable for its harmless temper ant its tmidity. the varieties are numerous.

2. In contempt, a silly fellow.

3. Figuratively, God's people are called sheep, as being under the government and protection of Christ, the great Shepherd.