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HERD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does herd mean? 

HERD (noun)
  The noun HERD has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: HERD used as a noun is uncommon.


HERD (verb)
  The verb HERD has 3 senses:

1. cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
2. move together, like a herd
3. keep, move, or drive animals

  Familiarity information: HERD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HERD (noun)


Sense 1herd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("herd" is a kind of...):

animal group (a group of animals)

Meronyms (members of "herd"):

Bos taurus; cattle; cows; kine; oxen (domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age)

sheep (woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "herd"):

remuda (the herd of horses from which those to be used the next day are chosen)


Sense 2herd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("herd" is a kind of...):

animal group (a group of animals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "herd"):

gam (a herd of whales)


Sense 3herd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

ruck; herd

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("herd" is a kind of...):

concourse; multitude; throng (a large gathering of people)


HERD (verb)


Sense 1herd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

crowd; herd

Context example:

We herded the children into a spare classroom

Hypernyms (to "herd" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "herd"):

overcrowd (cause to crowd together too much)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2herd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move together, like a herd

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "herd" is one way to...):

crowd; crowd together (to gather together in large numbers)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

The crowds herd in the streets


Sense 3herd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep, move, or drive animals

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?

Hypernyms (to "herd" is one way to...):

keep (raise)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "herd"):

wrangle (herd and care for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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