Definition of Sherpa

1. Noun. A member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineers.

Group relationships: Kingdom Of Nepal, Nepal, Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic
Specialized synonyms: Tenzing Norgay

Definition of Sherpa

1. Proper noun. A Himalayan ethnic group living in Nepal and Tibet. ¹

2. Proper noun. The Southern Tibetan language of this group. ¹

3. Noun. A male of the Sherpa people employed as a mountain guide or porter. ¹

4. Noun. An expert sent by a country‚Äôs leader to a summit meeting. ¹

5. Noun. A synthetic fabric with a long, thick pile, similar to faux fur, imitation lamb wool(,) or fleece. ¹

6. Verb. (rare) To serve as a guide or porter for another. ¹

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Definition of Sherpa

1. a soft fabric for linings [n -S]

Sherpa Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sherpa

Shepard scale
Shepard tone
Shepherd's fracture
Sherlock Holmes
Sherman-Bourquin unit of vitamin B2
Sherman-Munsell unit
Sherman unit
Sherpur District
Sherrington's law
Sherrington phenomenon
Sherwood Anderson
Sherwood Forest
Shetland Islands
Shetland ponies
Shetland pony

Literary usage of Sherpa

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1. Acquiring Copyright Permission to Digitize and Provide Open Access to Books by Denise Troll Covey (2005)
"The database is available at http://www. For information about sherpa (2002-2005), see ..."

2. Combating Trafficking in Children for Labour Exploitation in South Asiaedited by Karin Kohlweg edited by Karin Kohlweg (2000)
"sherpa and his five other accomplices were arrested on November 26 while trying to take 18 girls to Dubai. They were arrested in Kathmandu while trying to ..."

3. Nepal by Susanne von der Heide (2000)
"Later on you arrive at the first sherpa settlement, and the vegetation gradually becomes scantier. Right: Express to Everest - A flight to Lukla shortens ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Switzerland by Kimberley Rinker (2003)
"Alpine sherpa Hotel has 60 clean and cheery rooms. The hotel also features a giant stone fireplace, a sauna, solarium, whirlpool and a large roof-top ..."

5. The Artichoke Trail: A Guide to Vegetarian Restaurants, Organic Food Stores by James Frost (2000)
"The crowd favorite is the sherpa trek food - sides of fried noodles, mixed vegetables, vegetable momos, lentil soup, spinach, and chapati bread and an achar ..."

6. Make a Difference: A Spectacular Breakthrough in the Fight Against Poverty by Gary MacDougal (2005)
"My companions spoke Nepali only, with the exception of the sherpa, whose limited English restricted conversation to primitive operational details. ..."

7. Writing Forms by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"The sherpa live high up in the Himalaya mountains where they farm and raise animals. They trade at outdoor markets ..."

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