verb (used with object)
- shepard, sam,
- shepherd dog,
- shepherd king,
- shepherd satellite,
- shepherd's check,
- shepherd's needle
Origin of shepherd
Examples from the Web for shepherd
In the video, the bus is getting searched by a cop with a German shepherd.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then when we arrive at his flat in Shepherd's Bush following the escape, perhaps there ought to be remnants of the ladder.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, your German Shepherd Buster can wear his own health tracker.
After killing the Egyptian he runs away for years, becomes a shepherd, starts a family.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rick must shepherd his newborn daughter, Judith, through this world of peril.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It goes without saying that the duke soon heard of the shepherd, for he had been anxiously awaiting the fate of the two governors.Czechoslovak Fairy Tales|Parker Fillmore
Ivan heard all they had to say, and told them to employ him as a shepherd, taking turns in doing so.The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories|Leo Tolstoi
The shepherd boy raised her in his arms and fled for the hills.Waysiders|Seumas O'Kelly
This was done, and Cyrus remained the supposed child of the shepherd.Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV|John Lord
Two yards of the cloth made a coat for the shepherd; and, as it cost 2s.Cottage Economy|William Cobbett
Word Origin for shepherd
Old English sceaphierde, from sceap "sheep" (see sheep) + hierde "herder," from heord "a herd" (see herd (n.)). Cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schaphirde, Middle High German schafhirte, German dialectal Schafhirt. Shepherds customarily were buried with a tuft of wool in hand, to prove on Doomsday their occupation and be excused for often missing Sunday church. Shepherd's pie is recorded from 1877.
1790, "to herd sheep," from shepherd (n.). The metaphoric sense of "watch over or guide" is first recorded 1820. Related: Shepherded; shepherding.