1 group of animals
great, huge, large, vast
entire, whole
national (= all the animals of a particular type in a country) (BrE)

Bad weather has decimated the national herd.

beef, breeding, dairy

The farm has only a small dairy herd.

pedigree (BrE)
cattle, cow, elephant, etc.
in a/the herd

The animals tend to graze in a herd.

herd of

a large herd of cows

a member of a herd
2 group of people
thundering (esp. AmE)

They hired a thundering herd of corporate executives.


If you feel so strongly, why follow the herd (= do the same as everybody else)?

stand apart from (AmE), stand out from

She prided herself on standing out from the common herd.

instinct, mentality
Herd is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cattle, ↑sheep

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  • Herd — (h[ e]rd), n. [OE. herd, heord, AS. heord; akin to OHG. herta, G. herde, Icel. hj[ o]r[eth], Sw. hjord, Dan. hiord, Goth. ha[ i]rda; cf. Skr. [,c]ardha troop, host.] [1913 Webster] 1. A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To associate; to ally one s self with, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herd — Herd: Das auf das Westgerm. beschränkte Substantiv mhd. hert, ahd. herd, niederl. haard, engl. hearth gehört mit verwandten Wörtern in anderen idg. Sprachen, vgl. z. B. lat. carbo »‹Holz›kohle« (↑ karbo..., ↑ Karbo...) und – weitergebildet –… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • herd — herd1 [hʉrd] n. [ME < OE heord, akin to Ger herde < IE base * kerdho , a row, group > Sans s̍árdha, a herd, troop] 1. a number of cattle, sheep, or other animals feeding, living, or being driven together 2. a) any large group suggestive… …   English World dictionary

  • Herd — Herd, v. t. To form or put into a herd. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herd — [Basiswortschatz (Rating 1 1500)] Auch: • Ofen • Kocher Bsp.: • Du kannst die Suppe auf dem Herd oder in der Mikrowelle aufwärmen. • Profiköche bevorzugen Gasherde. • Wir heizen die Hütte mit einem Holzofen. • …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Herd — (h[ e]rd), a. Haired. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herd — Herd, in der Aufbereitung, s. Herdarbeit; Herd des Schmelzofens, s. Flußeisen, Bd. 4, S. 107 ff., Roheisen, Schweißeisen, Blei, Kupfer, Silber, Oefen, metallurgische …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • herd — [n] large group assemblage, bevy, brood, clan, collection, covey, crowd, crush, drift, drove, flight, flock, gaggle, gathering, hoi polloi*, horde, lot, mass, mob, multitude, nest, pack, people, populace, press, rabble, school, swarm, throng;… …   New thesaurus

  • Herd — Herd, 1) ebener, gewöhnlich erhöhter Platz auf der Erde, gewisse Verrichtungen darauf vorzunehmen; 2) die Erderhöhung beim Vogelherd, wo die Netze liegen; 3) bei Wehren u. bei Schleußen s.u. Wehr u. Schwellwerk; 4) zum Waschen des Erzschliches, s …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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