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Synonyms for herd
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. herd(noun)

    a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans

    Synonyms:
    ruck

  2. herd(noun)

    a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

    Synonyms:
    ruck

  3. ruck, herd(verb)

    a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things

    "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd"

    Synonyms:
    pucker, ruck

  4. herd, crowd(verb)

    cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

    "We herded the children into a spare classroom"

    Synonyms:
    push, crowd, crowd together

  5. herd(verb)

    move together, like a herd

    Synonyms:
    crowd

  6. herd(verb)

    keep, move, or drive animals

    "Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?"

    Synonyms:
    crowd

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. herd

    Group is the general word for any gathering of a small number of objects, whether of persons, animals, or inanimate things. The individuals in a brood or litter are related to each other; those in the other groups may not be. Brood is used chiefly of fowls and birds, litter of certain quadrupeds which bring forth many young at a birth; we speak of a brood of chickens, a litter of puppies; brood is sometimes applied to a family of young children. Bevy is used of birds, and figuratively of any bright and lively group of women or children, but rarely of men. Flock is applied to birds and to some of the smaller animals; herd is confined to the larger animals; we speak of a bevy of quail, a covey of partridges, a flock of blackbirds, or a flock of sheep, a herd of cattle, horses, buffaloes, or elephants, a pack of wolves, a pack of hounds, a swarm of bees. A collection of animals driven or gathered for driving is called a drove.

    Synonyms:
    bevy, brood, covey, drove, flock, group, hatch, litter, lot, pack, set, swarm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. herd(n.)

    Synonyms:
    drove (of the larger animals)

  2. herd(n.)

    Synonyms:
    crowd, rabble, multitude

  3. herd(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    associate (as beasts), keep company

  4. herd(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Pennsylvania.] Red-top (agrostis vulgaris)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    flock, horde, clan, livestock, hard, fold, bunch

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