What does Shepherd mean?

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ˈʃɛp ərdShep·herd

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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


  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

  4. Origin: [OE. schepherde, schephirde, AS. scephyrde; scep sheep + hyrde, hirde, heorde, a herd, a guardian. See Sheep, and Herd.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shepherd

    shep′ėrd, n. one who herds sheep: a swain: a pastor:—fem. Shep′herdess.—v.t. to tend as a shepherd: to watch over, protect the interests of, or one's own interests in.—ns. Shep′herdism, pastoral life; Shep′herdling, a little shepherd; Shep′herd's-crook, a long staff, its upper end curved into a hook; Shep′herd's-dog, a dog specially trained to help in tending sheep, the collie or Scotch sheep-dog, &c.; Shep′herd's-flute, a flageolet or the like; Shep′herd's-nee′dle, an annual plant, called also Venus's comb; Shep′herd's-plaid, -tar′tan, a woollen cloth made with black and white checks: this form of pattern itself; Shep′herd's-pouch, -purse, an annual cruciferous plant, with compressed, somewhat heart-shaped seed-vessel; Shep′herd's-rod, -staff, a small kind of teasel.—Shepherd kings (see Hyksos).—The Good Shepherd, a title of Jesus Christ (John, x. 11); The Shepherds, a sect of fanatical shepherds in France about 1251 A.D., eager to deliver the imprisoned Louis IX. [A.S. sceáp-hyrde. Sheep and herd.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    One who depends on a crook for a living.

How to pronounce Shepherd?

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How to say Shepherd in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shepherd in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shepherd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Shepherd in a Sentence

  1. Latin Proverb:

    It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Morning in the city is not a real morning; morning of the shepherd, that is the real morning!

  3. Stendhal:

    The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

  4. Tim Sabol:

    A lot of times, the company wants you there to shepherd your old employees into the new system.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When the sun sleeps, the darkness awakens! When the shepherd disappears, the wolf appears on the horizon!

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