from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Shepard, Alan Bartlett, Jr. 1923-1998. American astronaut who on a 15-minute flight on May 5, 1961, became the first American in space. He also commanded the Apollo 14 mission to the moon (1971).
  • Shepard, Sam Originally Samuel Shepard Rogers. Born 1943. American playwright, screenwriter, and actor who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Buried Child (1978).

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  • proper n. Alternative form of Shepherd.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
  • n. astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)


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