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Herd meaning

herd - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. Haired.
  2. 2. A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a particular stock or family of cattle.
  3. 3. A crowd of low people; a rabble.
  4. 4. To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company; as, sheep herd on many hills.
  5. 5. To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company.
  6. 6. To act as a herdsman or a shepherd.
  7. 7. To form or put into a herd.
  8. 8. One who herds or assembles domestic animals; a herdsman; - much used in composition; as, a shepherd; a goatherd, and the like.
  9. 9. A collection of beasts; rabble.
  10. 10. To associate, as cattle.
  11. 11. To tend, as cattle.

herd - examples of usage

  1. He had also killed two herd boys. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Here I found three herd- boys, and they gave me the information I was seeking. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. His herd must also be managed for the purpose, and must be well fed, and he will probably have to buy food for them in addition to his hay. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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