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Meaning of WETHER

Pronunciation:  'wedhur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  male sheep especially a castrated one
 

WETHER is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 See Also: bellwether, genus Ovis, Ovis, sheep

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Weth"er\, n. [OE. wether, AS. we[eth]er; akin to OS.
wethar, withar, a ram, D. weder, G. widder, OHG. widar, Icel.
ve[eth]r, Sw. v["a]dur, Dan. v[ae]dder, Goth. wi[thorn]rus a
lamb, L. vitulus calf, Skr. vatsa, L. vetus old, Gr. 'e`tos
year; -- originally meaning, a yearling. Cf. {Veal},
{Veteran}.]
A castrated ram.

 

 

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