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herd



Pronunciation: (hûrd), [key]
n.
1. a number of animals kept, feeding, or traveling together; drove; flock: a herd of cattle; a herd of sheep; a herd of zebras.
2. Sometimes Disparaging.a large group of people: The star was mobbed by a herd of autograph seekers.
3. any large quantity: a herd of bicycles.
4. the herd,the common people; masses; rabble: He had no opinions of his own, but simply followed the herd.
5. ride herd on, to have charge or control of; maintain discipline over: He rode herd on 40 students in each class.

v.i.
to unite or go in a herd; assemble or associate as a herd.

herd



Pronunciation: (hûrd), [key]
n.
a herdsman (usually used in combination): a cowherd; a goatherd; a shepherd.

v.t.
1. to tend, drive, or lead (cattle, sheep, etc.).
2. to conduct or drive (a group of people) to a destination: The teacher herded the children into the classroom.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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