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herd - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'herd' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Herd [ a.]
- Haired.
2 . Herd [ n.]
- 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.
- A crowd of low people; a rabble.
- One who herds or assembles domestic animals; a herdsman; -- much used in composition; as, a shepherd; a goatherd, and the like.
3 . Herd [ v. i.]
- To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company; as, sheep herd on many hills.
- To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company.
- To act as a herdsman or a shepherd.
4 . Herd [ v. t.]
- To form or put into a herd.

Meaning of 'herd' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . herd [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
Example in sentence:
  • his brilliance raised him above the ruck;
  • the children resembled a fairy herd
2 . herd [ v]
Meaning (2):
- cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
Example in sentence:
  • We herded the children into a spare classroom
Meaning (3):
- keep, move, or drive animals
Example in sentence:
  • Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?