- 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.
- 1768, w:Thomas Gray, Thomas Gray, s:Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,
- : The lowing wind slowly o"er the lea.
- 2007, J. Michael Fay, Ivory Wars: Last Stand in Zakouma, National Geographic (March 2007), 47,
- : Zakouma is the last place on Earth where you can see more than a thousand elephants on the move in a single, compact .
- A crowd of low people; a rabble.
- But far more numerous was the of such Who think too little and who talk too much. Dryden.
- You can never interest the common in the abstract question. Coleridge.
- One who herds or assembles domestic animals; a herdsman; -- much used in composition; as, a shepherd; a goatherd, and the like.
- To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company; as, sheep herd on many hills.
- To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company.
Etymology: herd, heord, heord. hirde, herde, heorde, hirde, hyrde, heorde. (Person who herds.)
- I"ll among his friends, and seem One of the number. Addison.
- To act as a herdsman or a shepherd.
- To form or put into a herd.
- I heard the herd of cattle being herded home from a long way away.
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