Definition of “herd” - English Dictionary

“herd” in British English

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herdnoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /hɜːd/ us /hɝːd/

a large group of animals of the same type that live and feed together:

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).

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 large group 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 cause animals 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)