herd

herd
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noun
1 group of animals
ADJECTIVE
great, huge, large, vast
small
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)
wild
cattle, cow, elephant, etc.
HERD + NOUN
instinct
PREPOSITION
in a/the herd

The animals tend to graze in a herd.

herd of

a large herd of cows

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

They hired a thundering herd of corporate executives.

VERB + HERD
follow

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.

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

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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Synonyms:
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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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