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Synonyms for herd
hɜrd

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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)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. herd(n)

    Synonyms:
    drove, rabble, mob, multitude

    Associated words:
    gregarious, gregal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce herd?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say herd in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#9421drove
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#68430bevy
#70458pucker

How to use herd in a sentence?

  1. Rob Shumaker:

    This is probably just as difficult for our elephants. We know that elephants grieve. They are intensely social, and weve seen some pretty dramatic responses from the rest of our herd.

  2. Mark Pandori:

    If reinfection is possible on such a short timeline, there may be implications for the efficacy of vaccines developed to fight the disease. It may also have implications for herd immunity, it is important to note that this is a singular finding. It does not provide any information to us with regard to the generalizability of this phenomenon.

  3. Neil Ferguson:

    Slowing transmission between people means the population will take longer to reach the level of herd immunity needed for transmission to stop. It might also mean that the window between epidemics - which we predict may be over a decade - could actually get shorter.

  4. Jack Salzsieder:

    Herd rebuilding is on the way, but putting a calf into the herd today will take at least a year and a half before you get anything out of it.

  5. James Carville:

    The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.


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