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Definition of 'herd'


  1. a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  2. a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra
  3. a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd"
       Synonyms: ruck


  1. cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the children into a spare classroom"
       Synonyms: crowd
  2. move together, like a herd
  3. keep, move, or drive animals; "Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?"

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