Shepherd vs Safeguard - What's the difference?

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Shepherd is a related term of safeguard.

As a proper noun shepherd

is .

As a noun safeguard is

something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.

As a verb safeguard is

to protect, to keep safe.




(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.
  • safeguard



    (en noun)
  • Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
  • Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
  • One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.
  • * Granville
  • Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne.
  • A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.
  • (Shakespeare)


    (en verb)
  • to protect, to keep safe
  • She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
  • to escort safely