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Meaning of shepherd by Wiktionary Dictionary

shepherd


    Etymology

    From Old English sceaphierde ( scēaphierde ), a compound of scēap ( “sheep” ) and hierde ( “herdsman” ) .

    Noun

    shepherd ( plural: shepherds )

    1. A person who tends sheep .
    2. ( figuratively ) Someone who watches over, looks after, or guides somebody .
      ( Can we date this quote? ) The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; -- The Bible, Psalms 23:1

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Explanation of shepherd by Wordnet Dictionary

shepherd


    Verb
    1. tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats

    2. watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils

    Noun
    1. a herder of sheep ( on an open range )

    2. a clergyman who watches over a group of people