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herd

 
 
pronunciation:
huhrd
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any group of cattle or wild animals that feed and travel together.
We waited for the herd of cattle to cross the road.
 
synonyms:
flock
similar words:
drove, mob, pack
definition 2: the common people; most people. The expression "He (or she) follows the herd" means that a person tends to do what everybody else does, like a cow in a herd, and does not think for himself or herself.
He doesn't think for himself; his opinions are just like those of the herd.
synonyms:
crowd, masses
similar words:
flock, pack, rout
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part of speech: verb
inflections: herds, herding, herded
definition 1: to gather or come together as a herd.
The children herded into the cafeteria.
synonyms:
crowd, flock
similar words:
assemble, cluster, collect, congregate, crush, gather, pack, throng
definition 2: to drive or lead a herd of.
He herded the cattle into the pasture.
synonyms:
tend, wrangle
similar words:
guard, run, shepherd, watch
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