Graze vs Shepherd - What's the difference?

graze | shepherd |


As a noun graze

is the act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.

As a verb graze

is to feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc) with grass; to furnish pasture for.

As a proper noun shepherd is

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graze

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.
  • A light abrasion; a slight scratch.
  • Verb

    (graz)
  • To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • a field or two to graze his cows
  • * 1999:' Although it is perfectly good meadowland, none of the villagers has ever '''grazed animals on the meadow on the other side of the wall. — ''Stardust , Neil Gaiman, page 4 (2001 Perennial Edition).
  • (ambitransitive) To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
  • Cattle graze in the meadows.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead.
  • * 1993 , John Montroll, Origami Inside-Out (page 41)
  • The bird [Canada goose] is more often found on land than other waterfowl because of its love for seeds and grains. The long neck is well adapted for grazing .
  • To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
  • * Shakespeare
  • when Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep
  • To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
  • the bullet grazed the wall
  • * 1851 ,
  • But in that gale, the port, the land, is that ship’s direst jeopardy; she must fly all hospitality; one touch of land, though it but graze the keel, would make her shudder through and through.
  • To cause a slight wound to; to scratch.
  • to graze one's knee
  • To yield grass for grazing.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The sewers must be kept so as the water may not stay too long in the spring; for then the ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never graze to purpose that year.

    Derived terms

    * overgraze

    Anagrams

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    shepherd

    English

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

    (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.