shear vs sheer :

Definitions

  • n  (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves
    the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram
  • n  a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
  • v  cut with shears
    shear hedges
  • v  shear the wool from
    shear sheep
  • v  cut or cut through with shears
    shear the wool off the lamb
  • v  become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain

  • v  turn sharply; change direction abruptly
  • v  cause to sheer
    She sheered her car around the obstacle
  • s  complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    got the job through sheer persistence
    sheer stupidity
  • s  not mixed with extraneous elements
    sheer wine
  • s  very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
    a sheer descent of rock
  • s  so thin as to transmit light
    sheer silk stockings
  • r  straight up or down without a break
  • r  directly
    he fell sheer into the water
News & Articles

  • ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.13.13): Directional Shear
    The component of wind shear which is due to a change in wind direction with height, e.g., southeasterly winds at the surface and southwesterly winds aloft.
    June 13, 2013 - The Aero-News Network
  • Weekend food program brings ‘Shear Blessings’ to Houston children
    [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Last summer, Melissa Peter had the idea of helping children in Houston’s Third Ward and began asking how to help at Blackshear Elementary School. To her surprise, the administration told her they received almost no community support, and she resolved to make a difference with the help of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and School in Houston. Together with Holy Spirit’s ...
    June 13, 2013 - Worldwide Faith News
  • ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.13.13): Directional Shear
    The component of wind shear which is due to a change in wind direction with height, e.g., southeasterly winds at the surface and southwesterly winds aloft.
    June 13, 2013 - The Aero-News Network

  • Tear gas abates, music fills Turkey's Gezi Park
    Istanbul's Gezi Park has seen days of sheer madness, but they have been punctuated with moments of beauty and joy.
    June 13, 2013 - CNN
  • Turkey: Tear gas halts, music plays
    Istanbul's Gezi Park has seen days of sheer madness, but they have been punctuated with moments of beauty and joy.
    June 13, 2013 - CNN
  • 'Terminator 5': Paramount Grabs The Distribution Rights
    Further confirmation that Terminator 5 is actually somehow happening, despite the sheer awfulness of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation: Paramount Pictures is now in negotiations to own the distribution rights for the Terminator franchise.
    June 12, 2013 - ScreenCrave