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herding


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  herding 
  adj  :  (of  birds  and  animals)  tending  to  move  or  live  together  in 
  groups  or  colonies  of  the  same  kind  "ants  are  social 
  insects";  "the  herding  instinct  in  sheep  or  cattle"; 
  "swarming  behavior  in  bees"  [syn:  {herding(a)},  {swarming(a)}, 
  {social}] 




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