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shep·herd

 (shĕp′ərd)
n.
1. One who herds, guards, and tends sheep.
2. One who cares for and guides a group of people, as a minister or teacher.
3. A German shepherd.
tr.v. shep·herd·ed, shep·herd·ing, shep·herds
1. To herd or tend as a shepherd. See Synonyms at guide.
2. To guide or lead on a course: The counselors shepherded the campers toward the waterfront.
3. To direct or instruct in a certain manner: shepherded the student through algebra.

[Middle English shepherde, from Old English scēaphierde : scēap, sheep + hierde, herdsman.]

shepherd

(ˈʃɛpəd)
n
1. (Professions) a person employed to tend sheep. Female equivalent: shepherdess
2. (Agriculture) a person employed to tend sheep. Female equivalent: shepherdess
3. a person, such as a clergyman, who watches over or guides a group of people
vb (tr)
4. to guide or watch over in the manner of a shepherd
5. (Australian Rules Football) Australian rules football to prevent opponents from tackling (a member of one's own team) by blocking their path
[from Old English sceaphirde. See sheep, herd2]

Shepherd

n
(Celestial Objects) astronomy a small moon of (e.g.) Saturn orbiting close to the rings and partly responsible for ring stability

shep•herd

(ˈʃɛp ərd)

n.
1. a person who herds, tends, and guards sheep.
2. a person who protects, guides, or watches over other people.
3. a cleric or pastor.
v.t.
5. to tend or guard as a shepherd.
6. to watch over, guide, or lead.
[before 1050; Middle English, Old English scēphyrde. See sheep, herd2]
shep′herd•less, adj.
shep′herd•like`, adj.

shepherd


Past participle: shepherded
Gerund: shepherding

Imperative
shepherd
shepherd
Present
I shepherd
you shepherd
he/she/it shepherds
we shepherd
you shepherd
they shepherd
Preterite
I shepherded
you shepherded
he/she/it shepherded
we shepherded
you shepherded
they shepherded
Present Continuous
I am shepherding
you are shepherding
he/she/it is shepherding
we are shepherding
you are shepherding
they are shepherding
Present Perfect
I have shepherded
you have shepherded
he/she/it has shepherded
we have shepherded
you have shepherded
they have shepherded
Past Continuous
I was shepherding
you were shepherding
he/she/it was shepherding
we were shepherding
you were shepherding
they were shepherding
Past Perfect
I had shepherded
you had shepherded
he/she/it had shepherded
we had shepherded
you had shepherded
they had shepherded
Future
I will shepherd
you will shepherd
he/she/it will shepherd
we will shepherd
you will shepherd
they will shepherd
Future Perfect
I will have shepherded
you will have shepherded
he/she/it will have shepherded
we will have shepherded
you will have shepherded
they will have shepherded
Future Continuous
I will be shepherding
you will be shepherding
he/she/it will be shepherding
we will be shepherding
you will be shepherding
they will be shepherding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shepherding
you have been shepherding
he/she/it has been shepherding
we have been shepherding
you have been shepherding
they have been shepherding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shepherding
you will have been shepherding
he/she/it will have been shepherding
we will have been shepherding
you will have been shepherding
they will have been shepherding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shepherding
you had been shepherding
he/she/it had been shepherding
we had been shepherding
you had been shepherding
they had been shepherding
Conditional
I would shepherd
you would shepherd
he/she/it would shepherd
we would shepherd
you would shepherd
they would shepherd
Past Conditional
I would have shepherded
you would have shepherded
he/she/it would have shepherded
we would have shepherded
you would have shepherded
they would have shepherded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shepherd - a clergyman who watches over a group of people
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
2.shepherd - a herder of sheep (on an open range)shepherd - a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
drover, herdsman, herder - someone who drives a herd
shepherdess - a woman shepherd
Verb1.shepherd - watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils
ward, guard - watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away"
2.shepherd - tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats
tend - have care of or look after; "She tends to the children"

shepherd

noun
1. drover, stockman, herdsman, grazier The shepherd was filled with terror.
verb
1. guide, conduct, lead, steer, convoy, herd, marshal, usher She was shepherded by her guards up the rear ramp of the aircraft.
Related words
adjectives pastoral, bucolic
Quotations
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want" Bible: Psalm 23

shepherd

noun
Something or someone that shows the way:
verb
To show the way to:
Translations
راعٍراعي الغَنَميُرْشِد
pastýřvéstovčák
hyrdeledeføre
چوپان
paimenpaimentaakaitsea
pastir
pásztorjuhász
leiîa, leiîbeinasmali, fjárhirîir
羊飼い
양치기
piemuo
aitu gansgansvadītvest
pastir
čobanpastirпастирчобан
fårherde
คนเลี้ยงแกะ
người chăn cừu

shepherd

[ˈʃepəd]
A. N
1.pastor m
the Good Shepherdel Buen Pastor
2. (also shepherd dog) → perro m pastor
B. VT to shepherd children across a roadllevar niños a través de una calle, cruzar a los niños la calle
to shepherd sb in/outacompañar a algn al entrar/salir
to shepherd sb aroundhacer de guía para algn
C. CPD shepherd boy Nzagal m
shepherd's pie Npastel m de carne con patatas

shepherd

[ˈʃɛpərd]
nberger m
vt (= guide) → guider, escorter

shepherd

n
Schäfer m, → (Schaf)hirt m; the Good Shepherdder Gute Hirte
(US) = German shepherd (dog)
vtführen

shepherd

:
shepherd boy
nHütejunge m
shepherd dog
nSchäferhund m

shepherd

[ˈʃɛpəd]
1. npastore m
the Good Shepherd (Rel) → il buon Pastore
2. vt to shepherd sb in/outaccompagnare qn dentro/fuori
she shepherded the children across the road → ha aiutato i bambini ad attraversare la strada

shepherd

(ˈʃepəd) feminine ˈshepherdess noun
a person who looks after sheep. The shepherd and his dog gathered in the sheep.
verb
(often with around, ~in, ~out etc) to guide or lead carefully. He shepherded me through a maze of corridors.

shepherd

راعٍ pastýř hyrde Schäfer βοσκός pastor paimen berger pastir pastore 羊飼い 양치기 herder gjeter pasterz pastor пастух fårherde คนเลี้ยงแกะ çoban người chăn cừu 牧羊人
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Though it was only a foot high, there was a shrine with four snow-white steeples, and the Virgin standing with her child in her arms, and the kings and shepherds and wise men bowing down before him.
We were dressed and barbered alike, and could pass for small farmers, or farm bailiffs, or shepherds, or carters; yes, or for village artisans, if we chose, our costume being in effect universal among the poor, because of its strength and cheapness.
As when a prowling Wolfe, Whom hunger drives to seek new haunt for prey, Watching where Shepherds pen thir Flocks at eeve In hurdl'd Cotes amid the field secure, Leaps o're the fence with ease into the Fould: Or as a Thief bent to unhoord the cash Of some rich Burgher, whose substantial dores, Cross-barrd and bolted fast, fear no assault, In at the window climbes, or o're the tiles; So clomb this first grand Thief into Gods Fould: So since into his Church lewd Hirelings climbe.
A few shepherds, the only persons in the vicinity, had been asked whether they had seen a young lady and a laborer.
On the other hand, it struck me that, inasmuch as among his books there had been found such modern ones as "The Enlightenment of Jealousy" and the "Nymphs and Shepherds of Henares," his story must likewise be modern, and that though it might not be written, it might exist in the memory of the people of his village and of those in the neighbourhood.
We are shepherds," quoth bold Robin Hood, "And we keep sheep all the year, And we are disposed to be merrie this day, And to kill of the King's fat deer.
My flocks, like those of Neptune's old shepherds, graze fearlessly in the immense prairies of the ocean.
We cannot fight with such names; they are names of shepherds.
murmured the duke, looking at the king and Dandre, who spoke alternately, like Virgil's shepherds.
But when it was now time for dinner, and the flock of sheep and goats had come into the town from all the country round, {140} with their shepherds as usual, then Medon, who was their favourite servant, and who waited upon them at table, said, "Now then, my young masters, you have had enough sport, so come inside that we may get dinner ready.
They were like critical shepherds struggling with sheep.
As when the south wind spreads a curtain of mist upon the mountain tops, bad for shepherds but better than night for thieves, and a man can see no further than he can throw a stone, even so rose the dust from under their feet as they made all speed over the plain.