What does Shepherd mean?

Definitions for Shepherd
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

Wiktionary

  1. shepherd(Noun)

    A person who tends sheep.

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

  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

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

  3. shepherd(Verb)

    To watch over; to guide

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Shepherd(noun)

    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. Shepherd(verb)

    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.

How to pronounce Shepherd?

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How to say Shepherd in sign language?

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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. Martin Luther:

    A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.

  2. 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.

  3. Sherri Shepherd:

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

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The poor looking shepherd of the dessert is in substance very rich with all the magical treasures of the desert.

  5. Darrell Scott:

    In Christianity, the sheep tends to follow their shepherd. They will trust the wisdom and trust the decision of their pastor, so when my pastor thinks highly of him to endorse him, there must be something there.

Images & Illustrations of Shepherd

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