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Definition of shepherd:

  1. One who tends sheep; a swain; a pastor.
  2. To tend as a shepherd.

Shepherd \sh(e)-phe-rd\

Shepherd as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Shepherd is "shepherd". Occupational name. Mostly 19th-century use. "Pooh" illustrator Ernest Shepard.
Related names:
Shepperd, Shep, Shephard, Sheppard, Shepard, Shepp.

Google Ngram Viewer results for shepherd:

This graph shows how "shepherd" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for shepherd:

  1. Their shepherd had a young dog in training at the time. "Stories of Animal Sagacity" , W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. At last, after this had occurred on two more successive days, the shepherd resolved to remain at home till his dog should appear, and then to follow him. "Stories of Animal Sagacity" , W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. The shepherd, seeing this, hurried onward to collect his scattered flock, calling his dog to his assistance, and leaving his little boy at a spot where he believed that he should easily find him again. "Stories of Animal Sagacity" , W.H.G. Kingston.

Quotes for shepherd:

  1. Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf. - Earl Derr Biggers
  2. 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. - Northrop Frye
  3. Man is not the lord of beings. Man is the shepherd of Being. - Martin Heidegger
  4. A shepherd may be a very able, trusty, and good shepherd, without a sweetheart- better, perhaps, than with one. But what is he without his dog? - James Hogg
  5. I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my talent and when I'm living the parts of my life not related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone. - Ashley Judd

Rhymes for shepherd:

  1. leopard, lepard, peppered, shepard, sheppard, shepperd.
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