Meaning of shepherd

shep•herd

Pronunciation: (shep'urd), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who herds, tends, and guards sheep.
  2. a person who protects, guides, or watches over a person or group of people.
  3. a member of the clergy.
  4. Jesus Christ.
  5. See
—v.t.
  1. to tend or guard as a shepherd: to shepherd the flock.
  2. to watch over carefully.

Shep•herd

Pronunciation: (shep'urd), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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