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v. t. - To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. 2
v. t. - To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece. 2
v. t. - To reap, as grain. 2
v. t. - Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece. 2
v. t. - To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4. 2
v. t. - A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See Shears. 2
v. t. - A shearing; -- used in designating the age of sheep. 2
v. t. - An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; -- also called shearing stress, and tangential stress. 2
v. t. - A strain, or change of shape, of an elastic body, consisting of an extension in one direction, an equal compression in a perpendicular direction, with an unchanged magnitude in the third direction. 2
v. i. - To deviate. See Sheer. 2
v. i. - To become more or less completely divided, as a body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact. 2

The word "shear" uses 5 letters: A E H R S.

Direct anagrams of shear:
  hares   hears   rheas   share

Words formed by adding one letter before or after shear (in bold), or to aehrs in any order:
b -   basher   rehabs   c -   arches   chares   chaser   eschar   search   d -   dasher   shader   shared   e -   haeres   hearse   f -   afresh   g -   gasher   gerahs   h -   rehash   i -   ashier   k -   kasher   shaker   l -   ashler   halers   lasher   m -   harems   masher   shmear   o -   ahorse   ashore   hoarse   p -   phrase   raphes   seraph   shaper   sherpa   r -   rasher   sharer   s -   rashes   shares   shears   t -   earths   haters   hearts   v -   havers   shaver   w -   hawser   rewash   washer   y -   hayers   z -   hazers  

Shorter words found within shear:
ae   ah   ar   are   ares   ars   arse   as   ash   ear   ears   eh   er   era   eras   ers   es   ha   hae   haes   hare   has   he   hear   her   hers   hes   rah   ras   rase   rash   re   res   resh   rhea   sae   sea   sear   ser   sera   sh   sha   she   shea  

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