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a person who tends and rears sheep. a member of the clergy who provides spiritual care and guidance for a congregation.
verb [with object]
(usually as noun shepherding
) tend (sheep) as a shepherd.
give guidance to (someone), especially on spiritual matters:she had to submit the control of her career and money to a group who shepherded her 2guide or direct in a particular direction:we were shepherded around with great ceremony
The ending of shepherd
is spelled -herd