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shepherd

shep·herd

shepherd

 
pronunciation:
she prd
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who herds and watches over sheep at pasture.
The shepherd moved his flock to higher ground.
definition 2: one who guides, protects, and oversees.
Our minister is the shepherd of our congregation.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shepherded, shepherding, shepherds
definition: to guide, protect, and oversee.
He shepherded us through the palace.
similar words:
herd
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