Adjective "ewe" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈeɪweɪ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A female sheep.
  1. 'Although many ewes have already dropped their lambs, some producers have ewes lambing through to August.'
  2. 'A ewe suckling two lambs growing at 0.3 kg per day is as productive as a dairy cow yielding 30 litres of milk per day.'
  3. 'A mid season lambing flock of 240 ewes is also run with the cattle enterprise.'
  4. 'A farmer has threatened to shoot any dogs he sees on his land after four ewes with lambs were injured and one killed in a late-night attack.'
  5. 'Some of the sheep, mostly ewes, were in shock and had to be carried via a human chain from the lorry.'
  6. 'Small amounts of meal fed in time will rectify loss in condition, cramming it in later only leads to thinner ewes and larger lambs.'
  7. 'There are now about 600,000 Scottish Black Face ewes in the country after de-stocking.'
  8. 'They have about 1,000 ewes plus lambs between them and are anxiously watching them for signs of the disease.'
  9. 'The couple had kept a flock of sheep in that particular field, 30 ewes and two rams to be exact.'
  10. 'A further 2,000 breeding ewes and hoggets were on offer on the day also.'

noun

A member of a West African people of Ghana, Togo, and Benin.
  1. 'Many coastal Ghanaian peoples like the Fante, Ga, and Ewe have not forgotten Asante violence against them, even though the national history textbooks celebrate Asante resistance against the British.'
  2. 'If genuinely free elections were permitted, power would inevitably shift towards tribes in the South, predominantly the Ewe.'
  3. 'They are followed by the Ewe, Ga, Adangme, Guan, and Kyerepong in the south.'
The language of the Ewe, belonging to the Kwa group. It has about 3 million speakers.
  1. 'The Gullah language retains a great deal West African syntax and combines English vocabulary with words from African languages such as Ewe, Mandinka, Igbo, Twi, Yoruba, and Mende.'
  2. 'While most publications in the Ghanaian and Ghanaian American communities are written in English, some are also written in the Twi dialects of Asante, Fante, and Akwapim and in other languages such as Ewe, Ga, Dagbane, and Nzema.'
  3. 'Thus, Clements reports that in Ewe all logophoric constructions contain the complementizer be.'
  4. 'By contrast, Ewe, Gbandili, an Admawa-Ubangi language, and Ngwo, a Grassfields language, are languages whose logophoric pronouns have both singular and plural forms.'

adjective

Relating to or denoting the Ewe or their language.
  1. 'Debates surround the term kente, which is traced by some to the Ewe language, by others to Asante and Fante terms.'
  2. 'In revisiting these cultural and gendered actions, Ewe women's political authority was dynamic, threatening, and highly successful on many levels.'
  3. 'And like the British authorities who were blind to the Igbo tradition of ‘sitting on a man,’ the French remained oblivious to the extent of Ewe women's informal political authority.'
  4. 'Adedze's descriptions of the rules by which Ewe and Asante weavers distinguish their textiles are complicated by Anne Spencer's profile of Samuel Cophie, a master weaver in Bonwire.'
  5. 'The Ewe divide proverbs into two groups of metaphorical use according to social status and age of their performers.'
  6. 'For Ewe women they constituted the single most powerful weapon of social control, as they literally and spiritually polluted the physical person and memory of an individual.'
  7. 'UM joins a growing list of schools, such as the University of West Virginia, the University of North Texas and the University of California at Berkeley, whose specialized drumming directors are indigenous Ewe musicians.'
  8. 'Northern and Ewe women, on the other hand, have fewer commercial opportunities and assume heavier agricultural responsibilities in addition to their housekeeping chores.'
  9. 'Over time, exemption from taxation came to be seen by women as a right, an integral component of Ewe women's conception of an individual self and a collective Lomé womanhood which served as a platform for the 1933 uprising.'
  10. 'Cophie is Ewe, not Asante, a fact that did not inhibit his apprenticeship to an Asante weaver and his adaptation of Asante-style motifs along with the Ewe patterns.'

Definitions

1. a female sheep, especially when fully mature.

More examples(as adjective)

"premiums can be ewe."

"claims can be ewe."

"advances can be ewe."

Origin

The name in Ewe.