herd herd  /ˈhɜrd/


  1. (n) a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  2. (n) a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra
  3. (n) a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
  4. (v) cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
  5. (v) move together, like a herd
  6. (v) keep, move, or drive animals


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  1. All of this is going on while the surging herd of perhaps 2,000 reindeer are running around in circles, their eyes wide with panic.
  2. There they saw, grazing between the trees, a herd of 20 to 25 horses like none Peissel, a leading expert in the species, had ever seen before.
  3. He is trying to liquidate his herd.


  1. Public hearing on thinning Sheboygan deer herd scheduled

    The Sheboygan Police Department will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Deland Park Community Center, 901 Broughton Drive, on thinning the deer herd that exists in the city.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sheboygan Press

  2. Herd volleyball picks up transfer

    HUNTINGTON -- Ashley Arnold has joined the Marshall Thundering Herd volleyball program as a transfer from Winthrop University and has immediate eligibility.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

  3. Herd lands another Georgia prospect

    It appears the favorite song for Marshall University's football recruiting staff is currently "Georgia On My Mind." As it turns out, Georgia has had its mind on the Thundering Herd lately as well.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

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  1. "We now see herd behaviors in the markets that are really pack behaviors, wolf pack behaviors," Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said on Sunday.
    on May 10, 2010 By: Anders Borg Source: Spiegel Online

  2. "John McCain doesn't run with the Washington herd," said Palin, the 44-year-old Alaska governor and surprise pick as McCain's running mate. "We're going to start working for the people of this country."
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It's not a genetically engineered animal; no genes have been changed or moved or deleted," Glenn said. "It's simply a genetic twin that we can then use for future matings to improve the overall health and well-being of the herd."
    on Dec 28, 2006 By: Glenn Source: Forbes

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