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Definition 1: a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans - [noun denoting group]

(herd is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(... is a kind of herd ) the herd of horses from which those to be used the next day are chosen

(herd is a member of ...) domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age

"so many head of cattle" "wait till the cows come home" "seven thin and ill-favored kine" "a team of oxen"

(herd is a member of ...) woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

Definition 2: a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra - [noun denoting group]

(herd is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(... is a kind of herd ) a herd of whales

Definition 3: a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things - [noun denoting group]

Samples where herd or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his brilliance raised him above the ruck
  • the children resembled a fairy herd

Synonyms for herd in the sense of this definition

(herd is a kind of ...) a large gathering of people

Definition 4: move together, like a herd - [verb of motion]

(herd is a kind of ...) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

Definition 5: cause to herd, drive, or crowd together - [verb of motion]

Samples where herd or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We herded the children into a spare classroom

Synonyms for herd in the sense of this definition

(herd is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of herd ) cause to crowd together too much

"The students overcrowded the cafeteria"

Definition 6: keep, move, or drive animals - [verb of stative]

Samples where herd or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?

(herd is a kind of ...) raise

"She keeps a few chickens in the yard" "he keeps bees"

(... is a kind of herd ) herd and care for

"wrangle horses"

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