Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun herd

3 senses of herd

Sense 1
herd -- (a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans)
       => animal group -- (a group of animals)

Sense 2
herd -- (a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra)
       => animal group -- (a group of animals)

Sense 3
ruck, herd -- (a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd")
       => multitude, throng, concourse -- (a large gathering of people)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb herd

3 senses of herd

Sense 1
herd, crowd -- (cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the children into a spare classroom")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
herd -- (move together, like a herd)
       => crowd, crowd together -- (to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah")

Sense 3
herd -- (keep, move, or drive animals; "Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?")
       => keep -- (raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees")

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