herder

[hur-der]

noun

a person in charge of a herd, especially of cattle or sheep.

Origin of herder

First recorded in 1625–35; herd2 + -er1

Herder

[her-duhr]

noun

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

Historical Examples of herder

  • It is a copy of 'Clavigo,' with Herder's marginal suggestions.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

  • Goethe had sent it to him for his opinion, and Herder returned it marked and annotated.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

  • 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 Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart

  • The herder wondered that his approach had not been discovered.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart


British Dictionary definitions for herder

herder

noun

mainly US a person who cares for or drives herds of cattle or flocks of sheep, esp on an open rangeBrit equivalent: herdsman

Herder

noun

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)
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