noun a clergyman who watches over a group of people
noun a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
verb watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils
verb tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats
, AS. sceáphyrde
sheep + hyrde
, a herd, a guardian. See Sheep
, and Herd
- A man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep, esp. a flock grazing at large.
- The pastor of a church; one with the religious guidance of others.
Shep"herd transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Shepherded; present participle & verbal noun Shepherding
- To tend as a shepherd; to guard, herd, lead, or drive, as a shepherd. Poetic
White, fleecy clouds . . .
Shepherded by the slow, unwilling wind.
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