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English noun: herd

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


Broader (hypernym)animal group


Narrower (hyponym)remuda


Member holonymBos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen, sheep

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


Broader (hypernym)animal group


Narrower (hyponym)gam

3. herd (group) a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things


SamplesHis brilliance raised him above the ruck.
The children resembled a fairy herd.


Synonymsruck


Broader (hypernym)concourse, multitude, throng


English verb: herd

1. herd (motion) cause to herd, drive, or crowd together


SamplesWe herded the children into a spare classroom.


Synonymscrowd


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)overcrowd

2. herd (motion) move together, like a herd


ExamplesThe crowds herd in the streets


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)crowd, crowd together

3. herd (stative) keep, move, or drive animals


SamplesWho will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep


Narrower (hyponym)wrangle









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