verb (used without object)
- hercules beetle,
- herd immunity,
- herd instinct,
- herd tester,
Origin of herd1
verb (used with object)
Origin of herd2
Examples from the Web for herd
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
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
But ask any herd of overpopulating deer: nature punishes success.Weighty Matters: The Rise of Obesity in American Fiction|Sarah Stodola|June 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Herd immunity protects those people, because diseases constantly need fresh victims.
The men rode toward the rear of the herd, one on each side, and Arlie fell in beside her old playmate, Dick.A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine
First she wandered all over the point, making it look afterwards as if a herd had passed.Wilderness Ways|William J Long
Then they swung forward at a run and swept down along the left flank of the herd.Tharon of Lost Valley|Vingie E. Roe
He stopped to gaze at them more attentively, when to his horror he recognized a herd of gigantic bears.A Winter Amid the Ice|Jules Verne
What the dead man had told our friends about the herd of horses with his dying breath was true.In the Depths of the Dark Continent|Cornelius Shea
Word Origin for herd
- archaic, or dialect a man or boy who tends livestock; herdsman
- (in combination)goatherd; swineherd
Word Origin for herd
Old English heord "herd, flock," from Proto-Germanic *herdo- (cf. Old Norse hjorð, Old High German herta, German Herde, Gothic hairda "herd"), from PIE *kerdh- "a row, group, herd" (cf. Sanskrit śárdhah "herd, troop," Old Church Slavonic čreda "herd," Greek korthys "heap," Lithuanian kerdžius "shepherd"). Herd instinct in psychology is first recorded 1908.
mid-13c., "to watch over or herd (livestock);" of animals, "to gather in a herd, to form a flock," late 14c., from herd (n.). Related: Herded; herding.
see ride herd on.