shepherd Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “shepherd” in the English Dictionary

"shepherd" in British English

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shepherdnoun [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

shepherdverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈʃep.əd/  us   /-ɚd/

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

to make a ​group of ​peoplemove to where you ​want them to go, ​especially in a ​kind, ​helpful, and ​careful way: He shepherded the ​oldpeople towards the ​diningroom.

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

to ​movesheep from one ​place to another: The ​dogs shepherded the ​sheep into the ​pens.
(Definition of shepherd from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shepherd" in American English

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shepherdnoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃep·ərd/ (female shepherdess,  /ˈʃep·ərd·əs/ )
a ​person who ​takescare of ​sheep

shepherdverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /ˈʃep·ərd/
to move and ​care for ​sheep, or to ​leadpeoplesomewhere: Visitors are shepherded through the ​mansion by ​volunteers. Roberti shepherded the ​legislation through ​Congress (= made ​sure it was ​approved).
(Definition of shepherd from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shepherd”
in Korean 양치기…
in Arabic راعٍ…
in Malaysian gembala…
in French berger/-ère…
in Russian пастух…
in Chinese (Traditional) 牧羊人…
in Italian pastore, -a…
in Turkish çoban…
in Polish pasterz…
in Spanish pastor, pastora…
in Vietnamese người chăn cừu…
in Portuguese pastor, -ora…
in Thai คนเลี้ยงแกะ…
in German der/die Schäfer(in)…
in Catalan pastor, -a…
in Japanese 羊飼い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 牧羊人,羊倌…
in Indonesian penggembala…
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