What does the word shepherd mean?

Usage examples for shepherd

  1. And the same day I received a letter, a visiting card: The Sisters of the Good Shepherd." – Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood) by Marie Bashkirtseff
  2. Thou gentle shepherd of the quiet fold, Mild man of sorrows, hast thou done this thing, Who camest not to bring peace but a sword? – A Lonely Flute by Odell Shepard
  3. To the shepherd all his sheep differ from each other: the danger for him is to forget, what the ignorant stranger sees, that they are also all very much alike. – Milton by John Bailey