Definition of Herd

1. Noun. A group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans.

Member holonyms: Bos Taurus, Cattle, Cows, Kine, Oxen, Sheep
Generic synonyms: Animal Group
Specialized synonyms: Remuda



2. Verb. Cause to herd, drive, or crowd together. "We herded the children into a spare classroom"
Exact synonyms: Crowd
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Overcrowd
Derivative terms: Crowd, Crowding, Herder

3. Noun. A group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra.
Generic synonyms: Animal Group
Specialized synonyms: Gam

4. Verb. Move together, like a herd. "The crowds herd in the streets"
Generic synonyms: Crowd, Crowd Together

5. Noun. A crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things. ; "The children resembled a fairy herd"
Exact synonyms: Ruck
Generic synonyms: Concourse, Multitude, Throng

6. Verb. Keep, move, or drive animals. "Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?"
Generic synonyms: Keep
Specialized synonyms: Wrangle
Derivative terms: Herder

Definition of Herd

1. a. Haired.

2. 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.

3. n. One who herds or assembles domestic animals; a herdsman; -- much used in composition; as, a shepherd; a goatherd, and the like.

4. v. i. To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company; as, sheep herd on many hills.

5. v. t. To form or put into a herd.

Definition of Herd

1. Noun. A number of domestic animals assembled together under the watch or ownership of a keeper. (defdate from 11th c.) ¹

2. Noun. Any collection of animals gathered or travelling in a company. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

3. Noun. A crowd, a mass of people; now usually pejorative: a rabble. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company. ¹

6. Noun. (rare) Someone who keeps a group of domestic animals; a herdsman. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive Scotland) To act as a herdsman or a shepherd. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To form or put into a herd. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Herd

1. to bring together in a herd (a group of animals) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Herd

1. 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) 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, one of several species of grass, highly esteemed for hay. See Grass. Origin: OE. Herd, heord, AS. Heord; akin to OHG. Herta,G. Herde, Icel. Hjor, Sw. Hjord, Dan. Hiord, Goth. Hairda; cf. Skr. Cardha troop, host. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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