- a person in charge of a herd, especially of cattle or sheep.
Origin of herder
- Jo·hann Gott·fried von [yoh-hahn gawt-freet fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈgɔt frit fən/, 1744–1803, German philosopher and poet.
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Examples from the Web for herder
It is a copy of 'Clavigo,' with Herder's marginal suggestions.
Goethe had sent it to him for his opinion, and Herder returned it marked and annotated.
He drew rein and walked his horse past them, looking for a herder.Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
Dog and herder sniffed the evening air, sampling the new odor.
The herder wondered that his approach had not been discovered.
- mainly US a person who cares for or drives herds of cattle or flocks of sheep, esp on an open rangeBrit equivalent: herdsman
- Johann Gottfried von (joˈhan ˈɡɔtfriːt fɔn). 1744–1803, German philosopher, critic, and poet, the leading figure in the Sturm und Drang movement in German literature. His chief work is Outlines of a Philosophy of the History of Man (1784–91)