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SHEPHERD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shepherd mean? 

SHEPHERD (noun)
  The noun SHEPHERD has 2 senses:

1. a clergyman who watches over a group of people
2. a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock

  Familiarity information: SHEPHERD used as a noun is rare.


SHEPHERD (verb)
  The verb SHEPHERD has 2 senses:

1. watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils
2. tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats

  Familiarity information: SHEPHERD used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHEPHERD (noun)


Sense 1shepherd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A clergyman who watches over a group of people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("shepherd" is a kind of...):

clergyman; man of the cloth; reverend (a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church)


Sense 2shepherd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

sheepherder; sheepman; shepherd

Hypernyms ("shepherd" is a kind of...):

drover; herder; herdsman (someone who drives a herd)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shepherd"):

shepherdess (a woman shepherd)


SHEPHERD (verb)


Sense 1shepherd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "shepherd" is one way to...):

guard; ward (watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2shepherd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "shepherd" is one way to...):

tend (have care of or look after)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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