What is the difference between ewe and goat?

What is the difference between ewe and goat?
Ewe is a see also of goat. As nouns the difference between ewe and goat is that ewe is a female sheep, as opposed to a ram while goat is a mammal, of the genus capra . As a verb goat is to allow goats to feed on.






  • A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.
  • Usage notes

    * Because of its pronunciation and despite its spelling, this word most commonly takes the indefinite article (a) rather than (an).

    See also

    * ram


    * eew
    * wee




    (wikipedia goat )
    (en noun )

  • A mammal, Capra aegagrus hircus”, and similar species of the genus ”Capra .
  • (slang) A lecherous man.
  • * etymology: from the slang term “horny as a goat”
  • (informal) A scapegoat.
  • * 2008 , “Tigers already miss Jones”, in Royal Oak Daily Tribune (Michigan), Aug 6, 2008
  • Fernando Rodney, the goat in Sunday’s 10th inning loss to Tampa Bay, threw three nearly perfect innings in relief on Tuesday after being demoted from the closer role.
  • * 1997 , “”, Game 7, bottom 11th inning, TV broadcast on NBC Sports, early morning October 27, 1997; words by Bob Costas
  • Tony Fern├índez, who has worn hero’s laurels throughout the postseason including earlier in this seventh game of the World Series, now cruel as it may seem, perhaps being fitted for goat horns.
  • Nickname for the Pontiac GTO
  • Synonyms

    * See also


    * (group of goats) tribe, herd

    Derived terms

    * act the goat
    * billygoat
    * get one’s goat
    * goat’s breath
    * goatfish
    * goatee
    * goatherd
    * goatish
    * goatpox
    * mountain goat
    * scapegoat

    See also

    * chevon
    * ewe
    * herd
    * hircine
    * kid
    * ram
    * tribe


    (en verb )

  • To allow goats to feed on.
  • * 1918 , Agricultural Experiment Station, Director’s Biennial Report – Page 51
  • Rape and clover has yielded 283 sheep days of pasture, practically dry weather For the coming year it is planned to goat this area continuously
  • To scapegoat.
  • * 2001 , “A worthy Rusch to judgment”, in USA Today , July 15, 2001
  • John Rocker, meanwhile, was spared from getting goated because he didn’t blow a save


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