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Meaning of “herd” in the English Dictionary

"herd" in British English

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herdnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /hɜːd/  us   /hɝːd/
a ​largegroup of ​animals of the same ​type that ​live and ​feed together: a herd ofcattle/​elephants/​goats mainly disapproving a ​largegroup 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).

herdverb

uk   /hɜːd/  us   /hɝːd/
(Definition of herd from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"herd" in American English

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herdnoun [C]

 us   /hɜrd/
a ​largegroup of ​animals of the same ​type that ​feed, ​travel, or are ​kept together: a herd of ​elephants

herdverb [T]

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