Shepherdess
Shepherdess Shep"herd*ess, n. A woman who tends sheep; hence, a rural lass. [1913 Webster]

She put herself into the garb of a shepherdess. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]


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  • shepherdess — [shep′ər dis] n. a girl or woman shepherd, esp. as a stock character in pastoral poetry: see ESS …   English World dictionary

  • shepherdess — UK [ˌʃepə(r)ˈdes] / US [ˈʃepərdəs] noun [countable] Word forms shepherdess : singular shepherdess plural shepherdesses old fashioned a woman whose job is to look after sheep …   English dictionary

  • shepherdess — [[t]ʃe̱pə(r)des[/t]] shepherdesses N COUNT A shepherdess is a woman whose job is to look after sheep …   English dictionary

  • shepherdess — shepherd ► NOUN 1) a person who tends sheep. 2) a member of the clergy providing spiritual care and guidance for a congregation. ► VERB 1) tend (sheep). 2) guide or direct somewhere. 3) give spiritual or other guidance to. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • shepherdess — noun Date: 14th century a woman or girl who tends sheep; also a rural girl or woman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shepherdess — /shep euhr dis/, n. 1. a girl or woman who herds sheep. 2. a rural girl. [1350 1400; ME shepherdesse. See SHEPHERD, ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • shepherdess — noun a) A large and deep armchair with a cushion. b) A female shepherd …   Wiktionary

  • shepherdess — shep|herd|ess [ˈʃepədes US ərdıs] n old fashioned a woman whose job is to take care of sheep …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shepherdess — shep|herd|ess [ ʃepərdəs ] noun count a woman whose job is to take care of sheep …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shepherdess — shep·herd·ess || ʃepÉ™(r)dɪs n. woman who tends and guards sheep shep·herd || ʃepÉ™(r)d n. one who tends and herds sheep; spiritual leader, clergyman v. tend and herd sheep; lead, guide, direct …   English contemporary dictionary

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