Pronunciation: (shep'urd),[key] —n. 1. a person who herds, tends, and guards sheep.
2. a person who protects, guides, or watches over a person or group of people.
3. a member of the clergy.
4. the Shepherd,Jesus Christ.
5. See sheepdog.
—v.t. 1. to tend or guard as a shepherd: to shepherd the flock. 2. to watch over carefully.
Pronunciation: (shep'urd),[key] —n. a male given name.