verb (used with object)
Origin of shepherd
Synonyms for shepherd
Examples from the Web for shepherding
Contemporary Examples of shepherding
Christie has a lot riding on fulfilling his promise of shepherding Atlantic City into a third boom era.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
December 8, 2014
But the Robinsons have some experience with shepherding a child towards a potential scholarship.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
August 31, 2014
From the get-go, her admiration for the format she was shepherding back to network TV was evident.Can Maya Rudolph Save the Variety Show?
May 20, 2014
But from 2007 onward, shepherding the International Monetary Fund through the worst crisis in living memory was his renaissance.Can DSK Still Be French President?
July 1, 2011
Shepherding us are those nice fellows at the banks and brokerages, who assured us they were looking out for us.Fortune 500's Biggest Losers
Allan Dodds Frank
April 20, 2009
Historical Examples of shepherding
Shepherding was not a peaceful pursuit in those bygone days.Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
I suppose she's been shepherding those destroyers that we've just finished with.The World Peril of 1910
Boy Blue must have brought it up to read to Bo-Peep in the intervals of shepherding.Master of the Vineyard
They could only be some of Togo's cruisers "shepherding" the fleet.Famous Sea Fights
John Richard Hale
This is the tale of the midnight shepherding of the 'heir of John' by Arcoll and his irregulars.Prester John
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.