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(scores of) A large number of something
Farm animals bred and kept for their meat, skins, etc.
Plural for a large group of animals that live together or are kept together as livestock
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“I easily made out a large herd of wild sheep, many of whom were climbing and clambering about the summit of the mountain.”
Plural for a large group of people with a shared characteristic
“A complicated piece of equipment of this type can easily lose its expediency as a research tool if it requires a herd of scientists to operate it.”
Plural for the community or common people in general, typically referred to pejoratively
“He can never be one of the common herd, though the common herd always affect to admire whatever is admittedly admirable.”
Plural for persons relating to family, ancestors or relatives
Plural for a person who tends livestock, especially cows and sheep
To direct or steer a group of animals or people
“Just as shepherds herd their flocks to places with plenty of grass, ants have been known to herd their aphids from leaf to leaf.”
To assemble together in a group
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“People herd together in the already overcrowded districts. Even mercantile stores selling the same wares tend to locate on the same street.”
To keep or look after (livestock)
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“These nomads live in tents, and during the day, they herd goats, sheep or cattle.”
To move or head towards a place in large numbers
To tame (an animal) and keep it as a pet or on a farm
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