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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.


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.


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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