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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 herd /ˈhɝd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Herd n.
 1. A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a particular stock or family of cattle.
    The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea.   --Gray.
 Note:Herd is distinguished from flock, as being chiefly applied to the larger animals. A number of cattle, when driven to market, is called a drove.
 2. A crowd of low people; a rabble.
 But far more numerous was the herd of such
 Who think too little and who talk too much.   --Dryden.
    You can never interest the common herd in the abstract question.   --Coleridge.
 Herd's grass Bot., one of several species of grass, highly esteemed for hay. See under Grass.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Herd a. Haired. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Herd, n.  One who herds or assembles domestic animals; a herdsman; -- much used in composition; as, a shepherd; a goatherd, and the like.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Herd, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Herded; p. pr. & vb. n. Herding.]
 1. To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company; as, sheep herd on many hills.
 2. To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company.
 I'll herd among his friends, and seem
 One of the number.   --Addison.
 3. To act as a herdsman or a shepherd. [Scot.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Herd, v. t. To form or put into a herd.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of
           the same kind that are herded by humans
      2: a group of wild animals of one species that remain together:
         antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra
      3: a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or
         things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the
         children resembled a fairy herd" [syn: ruck]
      v 1: cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the
           children into a spare classroom" [syn: crowd]
      2: move together, like a herd
      3: keep, move, or drive animals; "Who will be herding the
         cattle when the cowboy dies?"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Gen. 13:5; Deut. 7:14. (See CATTLE.)