Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to Shepherd: Shepherd pie

What does it mean when you dream about a shepherd?

Shepherds may represent the nurturing part of the dreamer’s psyche, taking care of the dreamer and guiding him or her in a safe direction. Shepherds also represent spiritual nurturance and direction, as with a pastor guiding his or her flock.

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.


the faithful shepherdess; called “the Virgin of the Grove.” [Br. Lit.: “The Faithful Shepherdess” in Brewer Handbook, 234]
guards sheep; creator of bucolic poetry. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 75]
father of herdsmen. [O.T.: Genesis 4:20]
Jesus Christ
the Good Shepherd. [NJ.: John 10:11 –14]
Little Bo-peep
young shepherdess; searches everywhere for lost flock. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 93]
Little Boy Blue
asleep while his sheep are in the field. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 46]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The tender love of a not entirely repentant dog is seen with the graphic found on page 82 as a Shepherd and his person bond.
The students from Shepherd Hill who participated in Kick Butts Day are members of the school's Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter.
Familiar with their goatherd or shepherd, they will follow wherever she leads.
Bowling: Holder 13-4-54-5, Shepherd 10-4-29-3, Reifer 12-3-42-2, Blackwood 2-0-10-0, Warrican 5-1-27-0, Cornwall 5-0-24-0.
Jack Shepherd, who went on the run before his Old Bailey trial over the death of Charlotte Brown, today learned his conviction had been upheld.
SPEEDBOAT killer Jack Shepherd has been jailed for a further four years after attacking a barman with a bottle during a drink-fuelled assault.
Shepherd, 31, was caught on CCTV attacking Afghanistan veteran David Beech, 33, with a full vodka bottle in a drunken rage last year.
Johnston argued that the two Towneley Shepherd plays, along with the manuscript's Herod play, represent 'examples of the genre of Christmas play,' that is, stand-alone plays performed during the Christmas season.
Mohammad, an Indian shepherd who has been living in the UAE for 14 years, said the arrival of Fazil's group is something that the shepherds in the area always look forward to.
Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd will be flown back to Britain to face justice on Wednesday, it has emerged.
OKLAHOMA CITY Keller Williams Realtors in Oklahoma City selected Good Shepherd Clinic as their Red Day Charity this year.
Lehigh Valley Business: How long has Good Shepherd been operating in the region and what are its primary services?