Associations to the word «Herd»


HERD, noun. A number of domestic animals assembled together under the watch or ownership of a keeper. [from 11th c.]
HERD, noun. Any collection of animals gathered or travelling in a company. [from 13th c.]
HERD, noun. A crowd, a mass of people; now usually pejorative: a rabble. [from 15th c.]
HERD, verb. (intransitive) To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company.
HERD, verb. (intransitive) To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company.
HERD, noun. (now) (rare) Someone who keeps a group of domestic animals; a herdsman.
HERD, verb. (intransitive) (Scotland) To act as a herdsman or a shepherd.
HERD, verb. (transitive) To form or put into a herd.
HERD BEHAVIOUR, noun. (sociology) the tendency of a group of individuals (a herd) to react coherently without there being any coordination between them. The term may be applied to animals, or to human phenomena such as stock market bubbles and behaviour in political demonstrations.
HERD BOAR, noun. A stud boar, a male pig kept for breeding
HERD CATS, verb. (idiomatic) To attempt to control the uncontrollable.
HERD IMMUNITY, noun. (epidemiology) The protection given to a community against an epidemic of a contagious disease when a sufficient number of the population are immunised or otherwise develop immunity to it.
HERD INSTINCT, noun. (sociology) herding instinct.
HERD PATH, noun. (sports) A non-official path created by hikers, that is usually maintained by the hikers themselves.

Dictionary definition

HERD, noun. A group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans.
HERD, noun. A group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra.
HERD, noun. A crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd".
HERD, verb. Cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the children into a spare classroom".
HERD, verb. Move together, like a herd.
HERD, verb. Keep, move, or drive animals; "Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?".

Wise words

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