American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who herds, guards, and tends sheep.
- n. One who cares for and guides a group of people, as a minister or teacher.
- n. A German shepherd.
- v. To herd, guard, tend, or guide as or in the manner of a shepherd. See Synonyms at guide.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who herds, tends, and guards sheep in pasture; a pastor.
- To tend or guide as a shepherd.
- To attend or wait on; gallant.
- To watch over, as a mining claim, and establish a right to it by doing a certain-amount of work on it: said especially of digging small pits in the neighborhood of a rich deposit of gold; hence, to attend or hang about (a person) on the chance of getting something out of him.
- n. A miner who does not work a claim, though preserving his legal rights respecting it.
- n. A person who tends sheep.
- n. figuratively Someone who watches over, looks after, or guides somebody.
- v. To watch over; to guide
- v. Australian rules football 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep, esp. a flock grazing at large.
- n. The pastor of a church; one with the religious guidance of others.
- v. Poetic To tend as a shepherd; to guard, herd, lead, or drive, as a shepherd.
- n. a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
- v. watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils
- n. a clergyman who watches over a group of people
- v. tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats
- From Old English sceaphierde (scēaphierde), a compound of scēap ("sheep") and hierde ("herdsman"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English shepherde, from Old English scēaphierde : scēap, sheep + hierde, herdsman. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“The child had the nimbleness of a mountain shepherd, and Prometheus — the grace of an almost-god.”
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“God is called a shepherd to his people see Psalm 77:20, 78:71, 80:1.”
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“I don't think becoming a shepherd is going to be one of my occupations anytime soon.”
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