(noun, verb)


1. a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans

Definition categories: group

2. a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

Definition categories: group

3. a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things

- the children resembled a fairy herd

Similar word(s): ruck

Definition categories: group, concourse, multitude, throng


1. cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

- We herded the children into a spare classroom

Similar word(s): crowd

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

2. move together, like a herd

Definition categories: motion, crowd

3. keep, move, or drive animals

- Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?

Definition categories: stative, keep

Sentences with herd as a verb:

- Sheep herd on many hills.

- I heard the herd of cattle being herded home from a long way away.