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herd


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Herd  \Herd\,  a. 
  Haired.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Herd  \Herd\,  n.  [OE.  herd,  heord,  AS  heord;  akin  to  OHG. 
  herta,G.  herde,  Icel.  hj["o]r?,  Sw  hjord,  Dan.  hiord,  Goth. 
  ha['i]rda;  cf  Skr.  [,c]ardha  troop,  host.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  The  lowing  herd  wind  slowly  o'er  the  lea.  --Gray. 
 
  Note:  Herd  is  distinguished  from  flock,  as  being  chiefly 
  applied  to  the  larger  animals.  A  number  of  cattle,  when 
  driven  to  market,  is  called  a  drove. 
 
  2.  A  crowd  of  low  people;  a  rabble. 
 
  But  far  more  numerous  was  the  herd  of  such  Who  think 
  too  little  and  who  talk  too  much  --Dryden. 
 
  You  can  never  interest  the  common  herd  in  the 
  abstract  question.  --Coleridge. 
 
  {Herd's  grass}  (Bot.),  one  of  several  species  of  grass, 
  highly  esteemed  for  hay.  See  under  {Grass}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Herd  \Herd\,  n.  [OE.  hirde,  herde,  heorde,  AS  hirde,  hyrde, 
  heorde;  akin  to  G.  hirt,  hirte,  OHG.  hirti  Icel.  hir?ir,  Sw 
  herde,  Dan.  hyrde,  Goth.  ha['i]rdeis.  See  2d  {Herd}.] 
  One  who  herds  or  assembles  domestic  animals;  a  herdsman;  -- 
  much  used  in  composition;  as  a  shepherd;  a  goatherd,  and  the 
  like  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Herd  \Herd\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Herded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Herding}.]  [See  2d  {Herd}.] 
  1.  To  unite  or  associate  in  a  herd;  to  feed  or  run  together, 
  or  in  company;  as  sheep  herd  on  many  hills. 
 
  2.  To  associate;  to  ally  one's  self  with  or  place  one's  self 
  among,  a  group  or  company. 
 
  I'll  herd  among  his  friends,  and  seem  One  of  the 
  number.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  act  as  a  herdsman  or  a  shepherd.  [Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Herd  \Herd\,  v.  t. 
  To  form  or  put  into  a  herd. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  herd 
  n  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  animals  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  briliance  raised  him  above  the  ruck";  "the 
  children  resembled  a  fairy  herd"  [syn:  {ruck}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  herd,  drive,  or  crowd  together  [syn:  {crowd}] 
  2:  move  together,  like  a  herd 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Herd 
  Gen.  13:5;  Deut.  7:14.  (See  {CATTLE}.) 
 




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