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1shepherd

noun shep·herd \ˈshe-pərd\

: a person whose job is to take care of sheep

Full Definition of SHEPHERD

1
:  a person who tends sheep
2
:  pastor
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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

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

Rhymes with SHEPHERD

2shepherd

transitive verb

: to guide (someone or something)

Full Definition of SHEPHERD

1
:  to tend as a shepherd
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.

First Known Use of SHEPHERD

1790

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut
SHEPHERDING Defined for Kids

1shepherd

noun shep·herd \ˈshe-pərd\

Definition of SHEPHERD for Kids

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

2shepherd

verb
shep·herdedshep·herd·ing

Definition of SHEPHERD for Kids

1
:  to take care of and guard a flock of sheep
2
:  to gather, lead, or move in the manner of a shepherd <She shepherded the children across the playground.>

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