Shepherd vs Govern - What's the difference?

shepherd | govern |

As a proper noun shepherd

is .

As a verb govern is

to make and administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority in.




(en noun) (wikipedia shepherd)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * sheepherder

    Coordinate terms

    * shepherdess

    Derived terms

    * archshepherd, Archshepherd (Koine Greek: 5:4) * chief shepherd, Chief Shepherd * shepherd's crook * shepherd's pie * undershepherd


    (en verb)
  • 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.
  • govern



    (en verb)
  • 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.
    a student who could not govern his impulses.
  • To exercise a deciding or determining influence on.
  • Chance usually governs the outcome of the game.
  • To control the speed, flow etc. of; to regulate.
  • a valve that governs fuel intake.
  • 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.