verb (used without object)
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Idioms for herd
Origin of herd1
synonym study for herd
grammar notes for herd
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH herdheard, herd
Words nearby herd
Definition for herd (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of herd2
Example sentences from the Web for herd
If enough people resist getting a vaccine, herd immunity could be difficult to reach.Good news about America’s Covid-19 vaccine campaign|German Lopez|February 12, 2021|Vox
It is a good example of an effective partnership between community leaders and the public to do what’s best for humans and deer herds.
One way the pandemic can end is via “herd immunity”—that is, when enough people are vaccinated, or infected, for the outbreak to recede on its own because there aren’t enough people left to infect.So you got the vaccine. Can you still infect people? Pfizer is trying to find out.|Stephanie Arnett|February 2, 2021|MIT Technology Review
That could delay herd immunity until the fall or later, scientists say.Many who have received the coronavirus vaccine wonder: What can I safely do?|Laurie McGinley, Lenny Bernstein|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
The road to herd immunity from the coronavirus suddenly looks longer.Coronavirus mutations add urgency to vaccination effort as experts warn of long battle ahead|Joel Achenbach, Ariana Eunjung Cha|January 30, 2021|Washington Post
While his trombone skills are decent, he certainly draws a crowd—or rather, a herd.Viral Video of the Day: Farmer Summons Cattle With ‘Royals’ Cover|Alex Chancey|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since measles is so contagious, even with herd immunity, it can find a weak link and spread.A Fully Vaccinated Woman Contracted and Then Spread Measles. WTF?|Elizabeth Lopatto|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They will learn that I am a herd-bound mouthpiece for the scientific status quo.How Creationism Hurts Christian Colleges—And Their Students|Karl W. Giberson|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With Napolitano exiting unexpectedly, Obama must find someone else capable of riding herd over the massive, unruly agency.The Short List of Candidates to Replace Janet Napolitano at DHS|Daniel Klaidman|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The mahouts would have steered pairs of kookies so as to separate a grown elephant from the herd, squeezing in on either side.How to Capture an Elephant: Excerpt From Michael Daly’s ‘Topsy’|Michael Daly|July 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Who can explain the sixth sense that warns a night-herder of a stampede a moment before the herd jumps off the bed-ground?
Why send her a picture of a slate-colored cow when a herd of Durhams pastures every day right under her eye?The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
As if to prove that he was a true prophet, the herd split against a rocky pinnacle, and on this we stranded.
The sentinels signaled at a sign of danger, and then the herd ran; and so their enemies learned to hunt by following the chase.
Whenever a herd reached a branching valley, a big bison led off a small herd.
British Dictionary definitions for herd (1 of 2)
Word Origin for herd
British Dictionary definitions for herd (2 of 2)
- archaic, or dialect a man or boy who tends livestock; herdsman
- (in combination)goatherd; swineherd
Word Origin for herd
Idioms and Phrases with herd
see ride herd on.