What does Shepherd mean?

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ˈʃɛp ərdShep·herd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shepherdnoun

    a clergyman who watches over a group of people

  2. sheepherder, shepherd, sheepmanverb

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

  3. shepherdverb

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

  4. shepherdverb

    tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats

Wiktionary

  1. shepherdnoun

    A person who tends sheep.

    Etymology: From sceaphierde, a compound of sceap and hierde.

  2. shepherdnoun

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

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

    Etymology: From sceaphierde, a compound of sceap and hierde.

  3. shepherdverb

    To watch over; to guide

    Etymology: From sceaphierde, a compound of sceap and hierde.

  4. shepherdverb

    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.

    Etymology: From sceaphierde, a compound of sceap and hierde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shepherdnoun

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

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

  2. Shepherdnoun

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

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

  3. Shepherdverb

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

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

Freebase

  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

  1. SHEPHERD

    One who depends on a crook for a living.

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Numerology

  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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Are you a sheep? Do you want to get rid of your shepherd? I say forget it till you develop wild teeth and grow paw; and until then, enjoy the sound of flageolet!

  2. Stendhal:

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

  3. Northrop Frye:

    The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.

  4. Latin Proverb:

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

  5. Sherri Shepherd:

    When Sherri Shepherd guys called me a professional singer, I peed my pants, so thank Sherri Shepherd very much.

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