herd meaning

[ hə:d ] Pronunciation:   "herd" in a sentence
Noun: herd  hurd
  1. A group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans 
  2. A group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra 
  3. A crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
    "the children resembled a fairy herd"
    - ruck
Verb: herd  hurd
  1. Cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
    "We herded the children into a spare classroom"
    - crowd 
  2. Move together, like a herd 
  3. Keep, move, or drive animals
    "Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?"

Sounds like: heard

Derived forms: herded, herding, herds

See also: herder

Type of: animal group, concourse, crowd, crowd together, displace, keep, move, multitude, throng

Encyclopedia: Herd


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  1. he herds them toward his car.
  2. herds are fattening on the early clover.
  3. insects can kill our flocks and herds.
  4. a goat had strayed from the herd.
  5. some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding.

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