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shepherd

noun [C] uk   /ˈʃep.əd/ us    /-ɚd/
a person whose job is to take care of sheep and move them from one place to another: a shepherd boy

shepherd

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈʃep.əd/ us    /-ɚd/

shepherd verb [T usually + adv/prep] (PEOPLE)

to make a group of people move to where you want them to go, especially in a kind, helpful, and careful way: He shepherded the old people towards the dining room.

shepherd verb [T usually + adv/prep] (SHEEP)

to move sheep from one place to another: The dogs shepherded the sheep into the pens.
Translations of “shepherd”
in Korean 양치기…
in Arabic راعٍ…
in French berger/-ère…
in Turkish çoban…
in Italian pastore, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 牧羊人…
in Russian пастух…
in Polish pasterz…
in Spanish pastor, pastora…
in Portuguese pastor, -ora…
in German der/die Schäfer(in)…
in Catalan pastor, -a…
in Japanese 羊飼い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 牧羊人,羊倌…
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