a person who herds, tends, and guards sheep.
a person who protects, guides, or watches over a person or group of people.
a member of the clergy.
the Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
to tend or guard as a shepherd: to shepherd the flock.
to watch over carefully.
- shep·herd·less, adjective
- shep·herd·like, adjective
- un·der·shep·herd, noun
- un·shep·herd·ed, adjective
- un·shep·herd·ing, adjective
Other definitions for Shepherd (2 of 2)
a male given name.
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How to use shepherd in a sentence
Agencies are popping up with promises to shepherd brands into the gaming ecosystem.Why new agencies are trying to capitalize on the online gaming boom | jim cooper | February 12, 2021 | Digiday
While King has shepherded The Good Wife, Commander in Chief was championed by ABC executive Anne Sweeney.Will There Ever Be a ‘Good Wife’ Effect on Politics? | Keli Goff | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The song in question is “All About That Bass,” an L.A. Reid shepherded anthem courtesy of 20-year-old parvenu Meghan Trainor.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit | Marlow Stern | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead, something may have collided with Chariklo, knocking debris loose, which was then shepherded into rings.Chariklo, a Minor Planet Nicknamed a “Centaur,” Discovered to Have Rings | Matthew R. Francis | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Our latest eye-popping federal budget, the scourge of deficit hawks everywhere, was shepherded through by Paul Ryan.
He adeptly shepherded some of the most legally and politically fraught policy matters at DOD.Exclusive: Jeh Johnson Tapped to Lead Department of Homeland Security | Daniel Klaidman | October 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She shepherded the two girls upstairs by the staircase, instead of the elevator, as if she wanted them to be conspicuous.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
On the first night she had stayed up after Lady Pentyre had shepherded the women of the party to bed.Lady Lilith | Stephen McKenna
They shepherded me to Gallipoli, one each side of me and one astern, evidently expecting me to be caught by the nets there.Sea Warfare | Rudyard Kipling
There is but little doubt that they were shepherded into the position in which they were called upon to fight at Doornkop.The Transvaal from Within | J. P. Fitzpatrick
It was on Latmos, not Ida, that Endymion shepherded his flocks; but that is of no moment, except to schoolmasters.Letters on Literature | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for shepherd (1 of 2)
a person employed to tend sheep: Female equivalent: shepherdess Related adjectives: bucolic, pastoral
a person, such as a clergyman, who watches over or guides a group of people
to guide or watch over in the manner of a shepherd
Australian rules football to prevent opponents from tackling (a member of one's own team) by blocking their path
British Dictionary definitions for Shepherd (2 of 2)
astronomy a small moon of (e.g.) Saturn orbiting close to the rings and partly responsible for ring stability
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