verb (used without object)
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH herdheard, herd
Definition for herd (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for herd
A mutated virus could become an entirely new disease that sidesteps the vaccines now under development and whatever progress we have made toward herd immunity.If we don’t vaccinate the world quickly, all our COVID efforts will be a waste|jakemeth|November 12, 2020|Fortune
This year’s pandemic is only the latest thinning of the herd.The pandemic dramatically accelerated the digital shift. These CEOs explain how they got it done|Aric Jenkins|November 11, 2020|Fortune
That’s led to higher infection and mortality rates than in the rest of the Nordic region, but so far with few signs that Sweden has developed herd immunity.
Establishing herds of cattle with disease-acquired immunity was an acceptable practice in the early 20th century because brucellosis was not deadly to livestock and there were initially no effective treatments or vaccines.The idea of herd immunity to manage the coronavirus should ring alarm bells|Rebecca Kaplan|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
As Cormac McCarthy might say, if that ain’t herd immunity, it’ll do until the herd immunity gets here.The administration’s pandemic plan centers on protecting seniors. Seniors keep dying.|Philip Bump|October 22, 2020|Washington Post
But on the French left — riven by ideological splits from competing centuries — that job is akin to herding cats.This Scary-Smart New Minister of Economy Might Just Turn France Around|Tracy McNicoll|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They beat the activists, dragging bloodied bodies through the snow and herding women and children into armored vans.The Belarus Free Theatre’s Badass Dissident Artists Get the HBO Treatment|Katie Baker|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On one such dusty path we stumbled upon a group of brothers herding buffalo with slingshots.
At least 50,000 families in the Andean highlands rely on herding alpaca for income and to sustain themselves.Put Down That Cashmere. There’s a New Luxury Wool in Town|Ann Binlot|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Taste of potatoes baked in the ashes of a fire I made in a field where I was herding cows.
The last time he was discovered in Paris in a drinking den, herding with some of the worst characters in Europe.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
It was apparent that he had a mission more important than reciting the details of herding and trapping.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Herding the passengers ahead of them, Cragley's men entered a compartment shaped like a long tube, ending in a nose point.Spacewrecked on Venus|Neil R. Jones
They had driven the captured ponies from the timber, and were herding them upon the open plain.Three Sioux Scouts|Elmer Russell Gregor
Then he entered the ship, herding the white-faced girl before him.A World is Born|Leigh Douglass Brackett
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.