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Definition of "shepherd" []

  • One who herds, guards, and tends sheep. (noun)
  • One who cares for and guides a group of people, as a minister or teacher. (noun)
  • A German shepherd. (noun)
  • To herd, guard, tend, or guide as or in the manner of a shepherd. See Synonyms at guide. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shepherd" in a sentence
  • "Lest the Jews should suppose that He who was just before described as a "shepherd" is a mere man, He is now described as God."
  • "Basically, as far as I understand Frye, being a humble shepherd is not enough to make you an ironic “nobody”."
  • "Intending to raise the baby himself, but not possessing of the means to do so, the shepherd gives it to a fellow shepherd from a distant land, who spends the summers sharing pastureland with his flocks."