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1. shepherd

noun. ['ˈʃɛpɝd'] a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock.

Synonyms

  • herdsman
  • herder
  • shepherdess
  • sheepherder
  • drover

Antonyms

  • profane
  • refrain
  • temporalty
  • common person

Etymology

  • sceaphierde (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Shepherd

  • shepperd
  • sheppard
  • shepheard
  • shephard
  • sheperd
  • shepard
  • peppered
  • peppard
  • leppard
  • lepard
  • leopard
  • eppard

How do you pronounce shepherd?

Pronounce shepherd as ˈʃɛpərd.

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Sentences with shepherd


1. Noun, singular or mass
Drain the tub, then dry your Australian shepherd's coat with a large bath towel.

2. Adjective
Some shepherd puppies naturally grow into their pasterns, while others will need treatment.

Quotes about shepherd


1. Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
- Winston Churchill

2. Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
- Rumi

3. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen
- Stephen King, The Stand

2. shepherd

verb. ['ˈʃɛpɝd'] watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils.

Synonyms

  • guard

Etymology

  • sceaphierde (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. shepherd

noun. ['ˈʃɛpɝd'] a clergyman who watches over a group of people.

Synonyms

  • man of the cloth
  • clergyman

Antonyms

  • layperson
  • common man
  • commoner

Etymology

  • sceaphierde (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. shepherd

verb. ['ˈʃɛpɝd'] tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats.

Antonyms

  • secular

Etymology

  • sceaphierde (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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