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shepherd Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a clergyman who watches over a group of people
  2. noun a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
    sheepherder; sheepman.
  3. verb watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils
  4. verb tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats

Shep"herd noun
OE. schepherde, schephirde, AS. sceáphyrde; sceáp 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.
  2. 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
  1. To tend as a shepherd; to guard, herd, lead, or drive, as a shepherd. Poetic
    White, fleecy clouds . . . Shepherded by the slow, unwilling wind. Shelley.

Webster 1913

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