from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who herds, guards, and tends sheep.
- n. One who cares for and guides a group of people, as a minister or teacher.
- n. A German shepherd.
- transitive v. To herd, guard, tend, or guide as or in the manner of a shepherd. See Synonyms at guide.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who tends sheep.
- n. Someone who watches over, looks after, or guides somebody.
- v. To watch over; to guide
- v. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep, esp. a flock grazing at large.
- n. The pastor of a church; one with the religious guidance of others.
- transitive v. To tend as a shepherd; to guard, herd, lead, or drive, as a shepherd.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To tend or guide as a shepherd.
- To attend or wait on; gallant.
- To watch over, as a mining claim, and establish a right to it by doing a certain-amount of work on it: said especially of digging small pits in the neighborhood of a rich deposit of gold; hence, to attend or hang about (a person) on the chance of getting something out of him.
- n. A man who herds, tends, and guards sheep in pasture; a pastor.
- n. A miner who does not work a claim, though preserving his legal rights respecting it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
- v. watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils
- n. a clergyman who watches over a group of people
- v. tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats
Lest the Jews should suppose that He who was just before described as a "shepherd" is a mere man, He is now described as God.
Basically, as far as I understand Frye, being a humble shepherd is not enough to make you an ironic “nobody”.
Intending to raise the baby himself, but not possessing of the means to do so, the shepherd gives it to a fellow shepherd from a distant land, who spends the summers sharing pastureland with his flocks.
The child had the nimbleness of a mountain shepherd, and Prometheus — the grace of an almost-god.
His father was Brown, a wolf-dog that had been brought down from Alaska, and his mother was a half-wild mountain shepherd dog.
Also, they think Tar, our bear-like german shepherd, is the cutest thing that ever lived.
The lamb version is often called shepherd's pie but neither term is exact.
God is called a shepherd to his people see Psalm 77:20, 78:71, 80:1.
The shepherd is astonished, because that is exactly right.
I don't think becoming a shepherd is going to be one of my occupations anytime soon.