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shepherd

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noun shep·herd \ˈshe-pərd\

Simple Definition of shepherd

  • : a person whose job is to take care of sheep

Full Definition of shepherd

  1. 1 :  a person who tends sheep

  2. 2 :  pastor

  3. 3 :  german shepherd

Origin of shepherd

Middle English sheepherde, from Old English scēaphyrde, from scēap sheep + hierde herdsman; akin to Old English heord herd


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

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shepherd

transitive verb shep·herd

Simple Definition of shepherd

  • : to guide (someone or something)

Full Definition of shepherd

  1. 1 :  to tend as a shepherd

  2. 2 :  to guide or guard in the manner of a shepherd <shepherded the bill through Congress>

Examples of shepherd

  1. She carefully shepherded the children across the street.

  2. They shepherded the bill through Congress.



1790

First Known Use of shepherd

1790

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


SHEPHERD Defined for Kids

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shepherd

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noun shep·herd \ˈshe-pərd\

Definition of shepherd

  1. :  a person who takes care of and guards a flock of sheep




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shepherd

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verb shep·herd

Definition of shepherd

shep·herdedshep·herd·ing

  1. 1 :  to take care of and guard a flock of sheep

  2. 2 :  to gather, lead, or move in the manner of a shepherd <She shepherded the children across the playground.>





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