What does shepherd mean?

Definitions for shepherd
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.

  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

  3. shepherdverb

    To watch over; to guide

  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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SHEPHERDnoun

    Etymology: sceap , sheep, and hyrd , a keeper, Saxon, sceapahyrd.

    I am shepherd to another man,
    And do not sheer the fleeces that I graze. William Shakespeare.

    A shepherd next
    More meek came with the firstlings of his flock. John Milton.

    If that the world and love were young,
    And truth in ev’ry shepherd ’s tongue,
    These pretty pleasures might me move
    To live with thee, and be thy love. Walter Raleigh.

    Lead up all those who heard thee, and believ’d;
    ’Midst thy own flock, great shepherd, be receiv’d,
    And glad all heav’n with millions thou hast sav’d. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shepherdnoun

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

  2. Shepherdnoun

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

  3. Shepherdverb

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

  4. 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. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick:

    We can get introductions to the city governments, the government officials that want to shepherd our kind of innovation and our kind of progress into their cities.

  2. Stendhal:

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

  3. Salleigh Grubbs:

    Jason Shepherd know, Both Kemp and Raffensperger can't stay in 2020. Both Kemp and Raffensperger do have to move forward, but Both Kemp and Raffensperger take what Both Kemp and Raffensperger learned in 2020, and Both Kemp and Raffensperger take that with Both Kemp and Raffensperger to prepare.

  4. Jay Powell:

    None of us has the luxury of choosing our challenges ; fate and history provide them for us. Our job is to meet the tests we are presented, at the The Fed, we are doing all we can to help shepherd the economy through this difficult time.

  5. 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.

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