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Synonyms for shepherd
ˈʃɛp ərd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shepherd(noun)

    a clergyman who watches over a group of people

    sheepherder, sheepman

  2. sheepherder, shepherd, sheepman(verb)

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

    sheepherder, sheepman

  3. shepherd(verb)

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

  4. shepherd(verb)

    tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats


  1. shepherd(noun)


  2. shepherd(noun)

    To watch over; to guide


  3. shepherd(noun)

    For a player to obstruct an opponent from getting to the ball, either when a teammate has it or is going for it, or if the ball is about to bounce through the goal or out of bounds.

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; -- The Bible, Psalms 23:1


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shepherd(n.)

    herdsman (of sheep)

  2. shepherd(n.)

    swain, rural lover

  3. shepherd(n.)

    pastor, minister, clergyman

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shepherd(n)

    pastor, pastoralist

    Associated words:
    bucolic, pastoral, staff, crook

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    berger, pastor, pasteur, preacher, priest

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How to use shepherd in a sentence?

  1. Latin Proverb:

    It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it.

  2. Jay Powell:

    None of us has the luxury of choosing our challenges ; fate and history provide them for us. Our job is to meet the tests we are presented, at the The Fed, we are doing all we can to help shepherd the economy through this difficult time.

  3. Bishop Nelson Perez:

    Please know that we stand ready to cooperate with law enforcement in this matter. I am deeply committed, as the shepherd of our diocese, to the safety and well-being of our children, today's indictment reflect the serious and elaborate nature of the acts allegedly taken by the defendant to traffic and exploit local area children.

  4. Julie Linton:

    What we know about the social determinants of health that can impact through someone's lifespan is that children are best able to achieve their dreams and survive trauma when they have access to safety and support and have a loving adult in their life that can shepherd them through childhood, these families are undergoing this treacherous journey feeling that they have no choice but to seek safety for their families elsewhere.

  5. Karl Marx:

    In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.

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