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Is shear a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word shear is a Scrabble US word. The word shear is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

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Is shear a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word shear is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

S1H4E1A1R1

Is shear a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word shear is a Words With Friends word. The word shear is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Shear

You can make 58 words from 'shear' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'shear'

HARES 8HEARS 8
RHEAS 8SHARE 8
SHEAR 8 

4 letters words from 'shear'

ARES 4ARSE 4
EARS 4ERAS 4
HAES 7HARE 7
HEAR 7HERS 7
RAHS 7RASE 4
RASH 7REHS 7
RESH 7RHEA 7
SEAR 4SERA 4
SHEA 7 

3 letters words from 'shear'

AHS 6ARE 3
ARS 3ASH 6
EAR 3EAS 3
EHS 6ERA 3
ERS 3HAE 6
HAS 6HER 6
HES 6RAH 6
RAS 3REH 6
RES 3SAE 3
SAR 3SEA 3
SER 3SHA 6
SHE 6 

2 letters words from 'shear'

AE 2AH 5
AR 2AS 2
EA 2EH 5
ER 2ES 2
HA 5HE 5
RE 2SH 5

All 5 letters words made out of shear

shear hsear sehar eshar hesar ehsar shaer hsaer saher asher haser ahser seahr esahr saehr asehr eashr aeshr heasr ehasr haesr ahesr eahsr aehsr shera hsera sehra eshra hesra ehsra shrea hsrea srhea rshea hrsea rhsea serha esrha sreha rseha ersha resha hersa ehrsa hresa rhesa erhsa rehsa share hsare sahre ashre hasre ahsre shrae hsrae srhae rshae hrsae rhsae sarhe asrhe srahe rsahe arshe rashe harse ahrse hrase rhase arhse rahse searh esarh saerh aserh easrh aesrh serah esrah sreah rseah ersah resah sareh asreh sraeh rsaeh arseh raseh earsh aersh erash reash aresh raesh hears ehars haers ahers eahrs aehrs heras ehras hreas rheas erhas rehas hares ahres hraes rhaes arhes rahes earhs aerhs erahs reahs arehs raehs

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word shear. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in shear.

Definitions and meaning of shear

shear

Etymology

From Middle English sheren, scheren, from Old English sċieran, from Proto-West Germanic *skeran, from Proto-Germanic *skeraną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to cut).

Cognate with West Frisian skeare, Low German scheren, Dutch scheren, German scheren, Danish skære, Norwegian Bokmål skjære, Norwegian Nynorsk skjera, Swedish skära, Serbo-Croatian škare ("scissors"); and (from Indo-European) with Ancient Greek κείρω (keírō, I cut off), Latin caro (flesh), Albanian shqerr (to tear, cut), harr (to cut, to mow), Lithuanian skìrti (separate), Welsh ysgar (separate). See also sharp.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʃɪə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ʃiɹ/
  • Rhymes: -iɹ
  • (nearsquare merger) IPA(key): /ʃɛə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛː(ɹ)
  • Homophone: sheer

Verb

shear (third-person singular simple present shears, present participle shearing, simple past sheared or shore, past participle shorn or sheared)

  1. To cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears.
  2. To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping.
  3. (physics) To deform because of forces pushing in opposite directions.
  4. (mathematics) To transform by displacing every point in a direction parallel to some given line by a distance proportional to the point’s distance from the line.
  5. (mining, intransitive) To make a vertical cut in the coal.
  6. (Scotland) To reap, as grain.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)
  7. (figurative) To deprive of property; to fleece.

Translations

Noun

shear (countable and uncountable, plural shears)

  1. A cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger.
    Synonym: shears
    • short of their wool, and naked from the shear
  2. The act of shearing, or something removed by shearing.
    • 1837, William Youatt, Sheep: Their Breeds, Management, and Diseases
      After the second shearing, he is a two-shear ram; [] at the expiration of another year, he is a three-shear ram; the name always taking its date from the time of shearing.
  3. (physics) Forces that push in opposite directions.
  4. (mathematics) A transformation that displaces every point in a direction parallel to some given line by a distance proportional to the point’s distance from the line.
  5. (geology) The response of a rock to deformation usually by compressive stress, resulting in particular textures.

Derived terms

  • megashear
  • shearer
  • shearography
  • shearwater
  • wind shear

Translations

Adjective

shear

  1. Misspelling of sheer.

Anagrams

  • Asher, Rahes, Share, asher, earsh, hares, harse, hears, rheas, sehar, sehra, share

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a rough hut near summer pasture used as shelter by shepherds.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)