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shepherd

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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shep=herd
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59 in 61 verses (in OT : 41 in 43 verses) (in NT : 18 in 18 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

shepherdn. [OE. schepherde, schephirde, AS. sceáphyrde; sceáp sheep + hyrde, hirde, heorde, a herd, a guardian. See Sheep, and Herd.].
  •  A man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep, esp. a flock grazing at large.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The pastor of a church; one with the religious guidance of others.  [1913 Webster]
Shepherd bird (Zoöl.), the crested screamer. See Screamer. -- Shepherd dog (Zoöl.), a breed of dogs used largely for the herding and care of sheep. There are several kinds, as the collie, or Scotch shepherd dog, and the English shepherd dog. Called also shepherd's dog. -- Shepherd dog, a name of Pan. Keats. -- Shepherd kings, the chiefs of a nomadic people who invaded Egypt from the East in the traditional period, and conquered it, at least in part. They were expelled after about five hundred years, and attempts have been made to connect their expulsion with narrative in the book of Exodus. -- Shepherd's club (Bot.), the common mullein. See Mullein. -- Shepherd's crook, a long staff having the end curved so as to form a large hook, -- used by shepherds. -- Shepherd's needle (Bot.), the lady's comb. -- Shepherd's plaid, a kind of woolen cloth of a checkered black and white pattern. -- Shephered spider (Zoöl.), a daddy longlegs, or harvestman. -- Shepherd's pouch, or Shepherd's purse (Bot.), an annual cruciferous plant (Capsella Bursapastoris) bearing small white flowers and pouchlike pods. See Illust. of Silicle. -- Shepherd's rod, or Shepherd's staff (Bot.), the small teasel.
shepherdv. t. 
     To tend as a shepherd; to guard, herd, lead, or drive, as a shepherd.  [1913 Webster]
    "White, fleecy clouds . . . "  [1913 Webster]
    "Shepherded by the slow, unwilling wind."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

shepherd, n. & v.
--n.
1 (fem. shepherdess) a person employed to tend sheep, esp. at pasture.
2 a member of the clergy etc. who cares for and guides a congregation.
--v.tr.
1 a tend (sheep etc.) as a shepherd. b guide (followers etc.).
2 marshal or drive (a crowd etc.) like sheep.

Idiom
the Good Shepherd Christ. shepherd dog a sheepdog. shepherd's crook a staff with a hook at one end used by shepherds. shepherd's needle a white-flowered common plant, Scandix pecten-veneris, with spiny fruit. shepherd's pie a dish of minced meat under a layer of mashed potato. shepherd's plaid
1 a small black and white check pattern.
2 woollen cloth with this pattern. shepherd's purse a white-flowered hairy cornfield plant, Capsella bursa-pastoris, with triangular or cordate pods.
Etymology
OE sceaphierde (as SHEEP, HERD)

THESAURUS

shepherd

DD, Doctor of Divinity, Gyropilot, Holy Joe, abbe, air warden, attend, attend to, attendant, automatic pilot, baby-sit, boatheader, boatsteerer, bodyguard, cage, care for, caretaker, castellan, cattleman, cavalier, chaperon, chaplain, cherish, churchman, cicerone, clergyman, cleric, clerical, clerk, companion, conduct, conductor, conservator, conserve, convoy, corral, courier, cowboy, cowgirl, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpuncher, coxswain, curate, curator, cure, custodian, direct, divine, dragoman, drive, drove, drover, duenna, ecclesiastic, escort, esquire, fellow traveler, forest ranger, foster, game warden, gamekeeper, gaucho, goad, goatherd, gooseboy, gooseherd, governor, guard, guardian, guardian angel, guide, guidepost, guider, helmsman, herd, herder, herdsman, hogherd, hold the reins, horse wrangler, horseherd, janitor, keep watch over, keeper, lash, lead, lifeguard, lifesaver, look after, look out for, look to, man of God, marshal, matronize, mercury, military chaplain, mind, minister, minister to, mother, navigator, next friend, nurse, nurture, padre, parson, pastor, pigman, pilot, pointer, preserve, prick, prochein ami, protege, provide for, punch cattle, puncher, pursue, ranger, rector, reverend, ride herd on, river pilot, round up, route, run, safe-conduct, see, see after, see to, servant of God, sheepherder, sheepman, shepherdess, show, sky pilot, spur, squire, steer, steerer, steersman, steward, supply clergy, supply minister, support, swain, swanherd, swineherd, take, take care of, take charge of, take out, take the helm, tend, the Reverend, the very Reverend, tonsured cleric, tour director, tour guide, usher, vaquero, waddy, wait on, warden, warder, watch, watch out for, watch over, whip, wrangle, wrangler

ROGET THESAURUS

shepherd

Director

N director, manager, governor, rector, comptroller, superintendent, supervisor, straw boss, intendant, overseer, overlooker, supercargo, husband, inspector, visitor, ranger, surveyor, aedile, moderator, monitor, taskmaster, master, leader, ringleader, demagogue, corypheus, conductor, fugleman, precentor, bellwether, agitator, caporal, choregus, collector, file leader, flugelman, linkboy, guiding star, adviser, guide, pilot, helmsman, steersman, steermate, wire-puller, driver, whip, Jehu, charioteer, coachman, carman, cabman, postilion, vetturino, muleteer, arriero, teamster, whipper in, head, head man, head center, boss, principal, president, speaker, chair, chairman, chairwoman, chairperson, captain, superior, mayor, vice president, prime minister, premier, vizier, grand vizier, eparch, officer, functionary, minister, official, red-tapist, bureaucrat, man in office, Jack in office, office bearer, person in authority, statesman, strategist, legislator, lawgiver, politician, statist, statemonger, Minos, Draco, arbiter, boss, political dictator, board, secretary, secretary of state, Reis Effendi, vicar, steward, factor, agent, bailiff, middleman, foreman, clerk of works, landreeve, factotum, major-domo, seneschal, housekeeper, shepherd, croupier, proctor, procurator, ex officio.

Clergy

N clergy, clericals, ministry, priesthood, presbytery, the cloth, the desk, clergyman, divine, ecclesiastic, churchman, priest, presbyter, hierophant, pastor, shepherd, minister, father, father in Christ, padre, abbe, cure, patriarch, reverend, black coat, confessor, dignitaries of the church, ecclesiarch, hierarch, ebdomarius, eminence, reverence, elder, primate, metropolitan, archbishop, bishop, prelate, diocesan, suffragan, dean, subdean, archdeacon, prebendary, canon, rural dean, rector, parson, vicar, perpetual curate, residentiary, beneficiary, incumbent, chaplain, curate, deacon, deaconess, preacher, reader, lecturer, capitular, missionary, propagandist, Jesuit, revivalist, field preacher, churchwarden, sidesman, clerk, precentor, choir, almoner, suisse, verger, beadle, sexton, sacristan, acolyth, acolothyst, acolyte, altar boy, chorister, Pope, Papa, pontiff, high priest, cardinal, ancient flamen, flamen, confessor, penitentiary, spiritual director, cenobite, conventual, abbot, prior, monk, friar, lay brother, beadsman, mendicant, pilgrim, palmer, canon regular, canon secular, Franciscan, Friars minor, Minorites, Observant, Capuchin, Dominican, Carmelite, Augustinian, Gilbertine, Austin Friars, Black Friars, White Friars, Gray Friars, Crossed Friars, Crutched Friars, Bonhomme, Carthusian, Benedictine, Cistercian, Trappist, Cluniac, Premonstatensian, Maturine, Templar, Hospitaler, Bernardine, Lorettine, pillarist, stylite, abbess, prioress, canoness, religieuse, nun, novice, postulant, prophet, priest, high priest, Levite, Rabbi, Rabbin, Rebbe, scribe, mullah, muezzin, ayatollah, ulema, imaum, imam, sheik, sufi, kahin, kassis, mufti, hadji, dervish, fakir, faquir, brahmin, guru, kaziaskier, poonghie, sanyasi, druid, bonze, santon, abdal, Lama, talapoin, caloyer, the Reverend, the very Reverend, the Right Reverend, ordained, in orders, called to the ministry.

Husbandry

N husbandry, taming, circuration, zoohygiantics, domestication, domesticity, manege, veterinary art, farriery, breeding, pisciculture, menagerie, vivarium, zoological garden, bear pit, aviary, apiary, alveary, beehive, hive, aquarium, fishery, duck pond, fish pond, phthisozoics, euthanasia, sacrifice, humane destruction, neatherd, cowherd, shepherd, grazier, drover, cowkeeper, trainer, breeder, apiarian, apiarist, bull whacker, cowboy, cow puncher, farrier, horse leech, horse doctor, vaquero, veterinarian, vet, veterinary surgeon, cage, hencoop, bird cage, cauf, range, sheepfold, pastoral, bucolic, tame, domestic.


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