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  1. A person who tends sheep.
  2. (context, metaphorical) Someone who watch over, watches over, look after, looks after, or guides somebody.
    • Quotations
      The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; -- The Bible, Psalms 23:1
  • Dutch: herder(nl)m
  • French: pasteur(fr, berger, m}}, {{t+, fr)m
  • German: Hirt , Hí¼ter
  • Italian: pastore(it)m
  1. To watch over; to guide
  2. (aussie-rules) 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.
    Etymology: From (term, sceaphierde, scÄaphierde, lang=ang), a compound of (term, sceap, scÄap, lang=ang) and (term, hierde, hierde, lang=ang).

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