herd

All Noun Verb
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  • The Indians adopted the horse into their culture and built up the numbers in their herds.
  • Men and women were herded into a single cabin, no matter how many there were. Cited from Slave Narratives: Indiana, by Work Projects Administration
  • Night-herding too during such a storm was a strange experience. Cited from Ranching, Sport and Travel, by Thomas Carson
  • Boys are most likely to be engaged in paid work, usually herding.
  • What else would you expect from a dog used for herding wild cattle?!
  • During this time, male herds break up into smaller groups that search for females.
  • Females may leave the herd to give birth and then return afterwards.
  • Herds can contain several hundred individuals, although many are much smaller.
  • They live in forests, and their society consists of groups called herds.
  • Population increases swept away the once vast game herds which formed its most important food source.
  • These groups form new herds, once again with only one adult bull.
  • The park also has a herd of deer kept in a special area of the park.
  • I've been to see your mother, but you were off herding cattle that day. Cited from My Antonia, by Willa Sibert Cather
  • Most of his time was spent in herding his mother's cattle. Cited from History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by Anderson
  • Most of the private herds are used as a food source.
  • Only one animal in the herd appears to have been affected.
  • When they herded them she got away and was months making her way back to South Carolina. Cited from Slave Narratives: South Carolina, Pt. 2, by Work Projects Admin.
  • Again he started back to California with a large herd of sheep.
  • He rolled his eyes around the crowded room, where five hundred men were herded together. Cited from Three Times and Out, by Nellie L. McClung
  • The area was open range and cattle had to be herded day and night.
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Meaning of herd

  • noun A group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  • noun A group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra
  • verb Cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
    We herded the children into a spare classroom
  • verb Move together, like a herd
  • verb Keep, move, or drive animals
    Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?