herds

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  • They moved north with their herds in summer and returned south in winter.
  • It was also seen that herds often broke up and formed again.
  • Larger forest species often form very small herds of two to four females and one male.
  • With their long legs, herds can travel quickly from place to place.
  • Farmers formed armed bands that turned back some herds, though others managed to get through.
  • The Indians adopted the horse into their culture and built up the numbers in their herds.
  • During this time, male herds break up into smaller groups that search for females.
  • 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.
  • Most of the private herds are used as a food source.
  • They also maintain at the present time considerable herds of cattle, horses, etc.
  • Here, she is said to have found the herds by the path of the Truth.
  • They had relatively small horse herds, thus having less impact on their ecosystem.
  • They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds.
  • Large herds often get divided into smaller groups.
  • The herds live on land managed by two different federal agencies with very different management strategies.
  • They also serve in the police force, and help to guard herds of cattle or sheep.
  • Many of them found it hard to find food as the buffalo herds had declined.
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Root form of herds is herd for both verb and noun.

Meaning of herds

  • 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?