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. Chris Heffron:

    Rose has this uncanny ability to have her finger on the pulse of what people should see but also what media consumers should look out for, she is a great shepherd through all the garbage out there.

  2. Eric Johnson:

    To say that I wasnt starting to lose hope in ever finding her again would be a lie, me and my wife would pray daily that God was keeping her safe out there until he brought her home to us. In this image taken Sunday, Bella, an Australian shepherd, is held by her owner Eric Johnson in Cookeville, Tenn. The dog was found Sunday after being missing for 54 days following a tornado that ravaged Putnam County and flattened the Johnson’s family home in early March. ( Eric Johnson/Facebook) On Friday, a friend of the Johnsons who tracks missing animals after storms told them she received a call about Bella. Sarah Romeyn set up cameras on a fence between two buildings and was able to capture Bella after the Australian shepherd came out to eat food Sarah Romeyn put out for Sarah Romeyn. Bella, an Australian shepherd, was found Sunday after being missing for 54 days following a tornado that ravaged Putnam County and flattened the Johnson family home in early March. ( Eric Johnson/Facebook) Eric Johnson helped with Bellas capture on Sunday after getting a call around 6 p.m. from Sarah Romeyn. Sarah Romeyn was taken forpet grooming and to receive care, then Sarah Romeyn wasreunited with the family after 54 days. TENNESSEE TORNADO VICTIMS INCLUDE BEAUTIFUL FAMILY OF 3, COUPLE IN THEIR 80S.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Stendhal:

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

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