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herd

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /hɜːd/  us   /hɝːd/
a large group of animals of the same type that live and feed together: a herd of cattle/elephants/goats mainly disapproving a large group of people that is considered together as a group and not separately: Poor Janine - she just follows the herd (= does what all the other people are doing).

herd

verb uk   /hɜːd/  us   /hɝːd/
[I or T, + adv/prep] to make animals move together as a group: An old woman was herding the goats. [T + adv/prep] mainly disapproving to make people move somewhere as a group, often with force or against their wishes: The football fans complained that they had been herded into a small alley.
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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