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shepherd

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noun shep·herd \ˈshe-pərd\

Definition of shepherd

  1. 1 :  a person who tends sheep

  2. 2 :  pastor

  3. 3 :  german shepherd

Origin and Etymology 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

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 in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners

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shepherd

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noun shep·herd \ˈshe-pərd\

Definition of shepherd for English Language Learners

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


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shepherd

transitive verb shep·herd

Definition of shepherd for English Language Learners

  • : to guide (someone or something)


SHEPHERD Defined for Kids

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shepherd

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noun shep·herd \ˈshe-pərd\

Definition of shepherd for Students

  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 for Students

shepherded

shepherding

  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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