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Synonyms for shepherd
ˈʃɛp ərdshep·herd

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  1. shepherdnoun


  2. shepherdnoun

    To watch over; to guide


  3. shepherdnoun

    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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. shepherdnoun

    a clergyman who watches over a group of people

    sheepherder, sheepman

  2. sheepherder, shepherd, sheepmanverb

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

    sheepherder, sheepman

  3. shepherdverb

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

  4. shepherdverb

    tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shepherdnoun

    herdsman (of sheep)

  2. shepherdnoun

    swain, rural lover

  3. shepherdnoun

    pastor, minister, clergyman

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shepherdnoun

    pastor, pastoralist

    Associated words:
    bucolic, pastoral, staff, crook

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shepherd":

    berger, pastor, pasteur, preacher, priest

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How to use shepherd in a sentence?

  1. Robert Cole:

    On the gemstone is engraved an image of the ‘Good Shepherd,’ which is really one of the earliest symbols of Christianity.

  2. Jill Biden:

    German Shepherd Major was part of Jill Biden training, they took Jill Biden into a shelter with cats -- and Jill Biden did fine.

  3. Timothy Clarke:

    As your pastor, as your under shepherd, as your spiritual leader, your health, your well-being, as well as the state of your soul, are my primary responsibilities, and so out of an abundance of care, concern, caution, we are making this decision.

  4. Stendhal:

    The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When the sun sleeps, the darkness awakens! When the shepherd disappears, the wolf appears on the horizon!

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