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herd

herd

 
 
pronunciation:
huhrd
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any group of domestic or wild animals of the same species that feed and travel together.
synonyms:
flock
similar words:
drove, fold, pack, throng
definition 2: a person who tends and drives a domestic herd (usu. used in combination).
a swineherd
synonyms:
drover, herdsman
similar words:
cowboy, cowherd, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, gaucho, shepherd, vaquero
definition 3: a crowd of people; mob.
synonyms:
crowd, flock, multitude, throng
similar words:
crush, drove, host, mob
definition 4: the mass of common people (usu. prec. by the).
Unable to draw his own conclusions, he just follows the herd.
synonyms:
crowd, hoi polloi, masses, multitude
similar words:
commonality, commonalty, flock, mob, pack, rabble, rout
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: herded, herding, herds
definition 1: to gather or associate as a herd.
We all herded together under the awning.
synonyms:
crowd, flock
similar words:
assemble, cluster, collect, congregate, crush, gather, pack, throng
definition 2: to live together and travel as a herd.
It is natural for musk oxen to herd.
similar words:
flock
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to drive, lead, or tend (a herd).
He is herding the cows into the pasture.She herds cattle for a living.
synonyms:
drove, tend, wrangle
similar words:
guard, run, shepherd, watch
definition 2: to gather or lead (a group of people).
They herded us all into the gym for an announcement.
synonyms:
shepherd
similar words:
bunch, cluster, collect, crowd, gather, guide, pack, round up
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