a clergyman who watches over a group of people
sheepherder, shepherd, sheepman(verb)
a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils
tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats
A person who tends sheep.
Someone who watches over, looks after, or guides somebody.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; -- The Bible, Psalms 23:1
To watch over; to guide
For a player to obstruct an opponent from getting to the ball, either when a teammate has it or is going for it, or if the ball is about to bounce through the goal or out of bounds.
Origin: From sceaphierde, a compound of sceap and hierde.
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
to tend as a shepherd; to guard, herd, lead, or drive, as a shepherd
Origin: [OE. schepherde, schephirde, AS. scephyrde; scep sheep + hyrde, hirde, heorde, a herd, a guardian. See Sheep, and Herd.]
A shepherd, or sheepherder, is a person who tends, feeds, or guards flocks of sheep. The word stems from an amalgam of sheep herder.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shep′ėrd, n. one who herds sheep: a swain: a pastor:—fem. Shep′herdess.—v.t. to tend as a shepherd: to watch over, protect the interests of, or one's own interests in.—ns. Shep′herdism, pastoral life; Shep′herdling, a little shepherd; Shep′herd's-crook, a long staff, its upper end curved into a hook; Shep′herd's-dog, a dog specially trained to help in tending sheep, the collie or Scotch sheep-dog, &c.; Shep′herd's-flute, a flageolet or the like; Shep′herd's-nee′dle, an annual plant, called also Venus's comb; Shep′herd's-plaid, -tar′tan, a woollen cloth made with black and white checks: this form of pattern itself; Shep′herd's-pouch, -purse, an annual cruciferous plant, with compressed, somewhat heart-shaped seed-vessel; Shep′herd's-rod, -staff, a small kind of teasel.—Shepherd kings (see Hyksos).—The Good Shepherd, a title of Jesus Christ (John, x. 11); The Shepherds, a sect of fanatical shepherds in France about 1251 A.D., eager to deliver the imprisoned Louis IX. [A.S. sceáp-hyrde. Sheep and herd.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
One who depends on a crook for a living.
The numerical value of Shepherd in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Shepherd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it.
A lot of times, the company wants you there to shepherd your old employees into the new system.
When the sun sleeps, the darkness awakens! When the shepherd disappears, the wolf appears on the horizon!
The poor looking shepherd of the dessert is in substance very rich with all the magical treasures of the desert.
A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.
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