shepherd dog
noun Date: 15th century sheepdog

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shepherd dog — Shepherd Shep herd, n. [OE. schepherde, schephirde, AS. sce[ a]phyrde; sce[ a]p sheep + hyrde, hirde, heorde, a herd, a guardian. See {Sheep}, and {Herd}.] 1. A man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep, esp. a flock grazing at large.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shepherd dog — Shepherd Shep herd, n. [OE. schepherde, schephirde, AS. sce[ a]phyrde; sce[ a]p sheep + hyrde, hirde, heorde, a herd, a guardian. See {Sheep}, and {Herd}.] 1. A man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep, esp. a flock grazing at large.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shepherd dog — noun any of various usually long haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep • Syn: ↑sheepdog, ↑sheep dog • Hypernyms: ↑working dog • Hyponyms: ↑Belgian sheepdog, ↑Belgian shepherd, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shepherd dog — dog whose job it is to assemble the herd; any of several types of dogs that are used as guard dogs (e.g. German Shepherd dogs) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shepherd dog — /ˈʃɛpəd dɒg/ (say shepuhd dog) noun → sheepdog …   Australian English dictionary

  • shepherd dog. — See sheepdog. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • shepherd dog — noun A sheepdog …   Wiktionary

  • shepherd dog — noun a sheepdog …   English new terms dictionary

  • shepherd dog —    Īlio hipa, īlio kia i hipa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • shepherd dog. — See sheepdog. [1400 50; late ME] …   Useful english dictionary

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