As a proper noun shepherd
As a verb govern is
to make and administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority in.
A person who tends sheep, especially a grazing flock.
*:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd' s plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar.
(lb) Someone who watches over]], [[look after, looks after, or guides somebody.
*1769 , Oxford Standard text, , 23, i,
*:The LORD is my shepherd ; I shall not want.
(lb) The pastor of a church; one who guides others in religion.
* archshepherd, Archshepherd (Koine Greek: 5:4)
* chief shepherd, Chief Shepherd
* shepherd's crook
* shepherd's pie
* herding dog
* herd instinct
* herd's grass
* Herdsman (the constellation )
To watch over; to guide
(Australian rules football) 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.
To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority in.
To control the actions or behavior of; to keep under control; to restrain.
- Govern yourselves like civilized people.
To exercise a deciding or determining influence on.
- a student who could not govern his impulses.
To control the speed, flow etc. of; to regulate.
- Chance usually governs the outcome of the game.
To exercise political authority; to run a government.
To have or exercise a determining influence.
To require that a certain preposition, grammatical case, etc. be used with a word; sometimes used synonymously with collocate.
- a valve that governs fuel intake.