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Herd Meaning & Definition
Herd Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Herd?

[n] a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
[n] a group of wild animals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra
[n] a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd"
[v] move together, like a herd
[v] cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the children into a spare classroom"
[v] keep, move, or drive animals; "Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Herd: ruck

Related Terms | Find terms related to Herd: army | assemblage | assemble | automatic pilot | boatheader | boatsteerer | bunch | cage | cicerone | cluster | collect | collection | colony | congregate | corral | courier | cowherd | coxswain | crowd | crush | dragoman | drift | drive | drove | drover | flock | gam | gang | gather | gather together | goad | goatherd | group | guide | guidepost | guider | Gyropilot | helmsman | herdsman | hoi polloi | hold the reins | horde | host | kennel | lash | litter | mass | masses | mercury | multitude | navigator | pack | pilot | pod | pointer | press | prick | pride | punch cattle | rabble | ride herd on | river pilot | round up | run | school | shepherd | shoal | skulk | sloth | spur | steer | steerer | steersman | swarm | take the helm | throng | tour director | tour guide | trip | troop | whip | wrangle

See Also | animal group | Bos taurus | cattle | concourse | cows | crowd | crowd together | displace | keep | kine | move | multitude | overcrowd | oxen | remuda | sheep | throng | wrangle

Herd In Webster's Dictionary

\Herd\, a. Haired. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
\Herd\, n. [OE. herd, heord, AS. heord; akin to OHG. herta,G. herde, Icel. hj["o]r?, Sw. hjord, Dan. hiord, Goth. ha['i]rda; cf. Skr. [,c]ardha troop, host.] 1. A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a particular stock or family of cattle. The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea. --Gray. Note: Herd is distinguished from flock, as being chiefly applied to the larger animals. A number of cattle, when driven to market, is called a drove. 2. A crowd of low people; a rabble. But far more numerous was the herd of such Who think too little and who talk too much. --Dryden. You can never interest the common herd in the abstract question. --Coleridge. {Herd's grass} (Bot.), one of several species of grass, highly esteemed for hay. See under {Grass}.
\Herd\, n. [OE. hirde, herde, heorde, AS. hirde, hyrde, heorde; akin to G. hirt, hirte, OHG. hirti, Icel. hir?ir, Sw. herde, Dan. hyrde, Goth. ha['i]rdeis. See 2d {Herd}.] One who herds or assembles domestic animals; a herdsman; -- much used in composition; as, a shepherd; a goatherd, and the like. --Chaucer.
\Herd\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Herded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Herding}.] [See 2d {Herd}.] 1. To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company; as, sheep herd on many hills. 2. To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company. I'll herd among his friends, and seem One of the number. --Addison. 3. To act as a herdsman or a shepherd. [Scot.]
\Herd\, v. t. To form or put into a herd.

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