What does shepherd mean?

Definitions for shepherd
ˈʃɛp ərdshep·herd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shepherd.

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.

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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. Cleveland Clinic:

    Her contractions were about 10 minutes apart, so [Shepherd] and I began to monitor her vital signs and keep her comfortable.

  2. Stendhal:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Karl Marx:

    In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

Images & Illustrations of shepherd

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