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herd

noun [C]  us   /hɜrd/
a large group of animals of the same type that feed, travel, or are kept together: a herd of elephants

herd

verb [T]  us   /hɜrd/
to move together as a group, or to cause animals or people to move together in a group: The teachers herded the children into buses.
Translations of “herd”
in Arabic قَطيع…
in Korean 무리…
in Malaysian sekawan…
in French troupeau…
in Turkish büyükbaş hayvan sürüsü, sürü…
in Italian mandria, branco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獸群, 牧群, 芸芸眾生,人群…
in Russian стадо…
in Polish stado…
in Vietnamese đàn…
in Spanish rebaño, manada, piara…
in Portuguese manada, rebanho…
in Thai ฝูงสัตว์…
in German die Herde…
in Catalan ramat…
in Japanese (動物の)群れ…
in Indonesian kawanan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 兽群, 牧群, 芸芸众生,人群…
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