"shepherds" in the noun sense
a clergyman who watches over a group of people
2. sheepherder, shepherd, sheepman
a herder of sheep (on an open range someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
"shepherds" in the verb sense
watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils
tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats
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