Definitions for Shepherdˈʃɛp ərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shep•herdˈʃɛp ərd(n.)

  1. a person who herds, tends, and guards sheep.

  2. a person who protects, guides, or watches over other people.

  3. a cleric or pastor.

    Category: Religion

  4. Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

    Ref: sheepdog.; German shepherd.

  5. (v.t.)to tend or guard as a shepherd.

  6. to watch over, guide, or lead.

Origin of shepherd:

bef. 1050; ME, OE scēphyrde. See sheep , herd2


Princeton's WordNet

  1. shepherd(noun)

    a clergyman who watches over a group of people

  2. sheepherder, shepherd, sheepman(verb)

    a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock

  3. shepherd(verb)

    watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils

  4. shepherd(verb)

    tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shepherd(noun)ˈʃɛp ərd

    sb who takes care of sheep as their job


  1. shepherd(Noun)

    A person who tends sheep.

  2. shepherd(Noun)

    Someone who watches over, looks after, or guides somebody.

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; -- The Bible, Psalms 23:1

  3. shepherd(Verb)

    To watch over; to guide

  4. shepherd(Verb)

    For a player to obstruct an opponent from getting to the ball, either when a teammate has it or is going for it, or if the ball is about to bounce through the goal or out of bounds.

  5. Origin: From sceaphierde, a compound of sceap and hierde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shepherd(noun)

    a man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep, esp. a flock grazing at large

  2. Shepherd(noun)

    the pastor of a church; one with the religious guidance of others

  3. Shepherd(verb)

    to tend as a shepherd; to guard, herd, lead, or drive, as a shepherd


  1. Shepherd

    A shepherd, or sheepherder, is a person who tends, feeds, or guards flocks of sheep. The word stems from an amalgam of sheep herder.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    One who depends on a crook for a living.

Translations for Shepherd

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who looks after sheep

The shepherd and his dog gathered in the sheep.

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