Pronunciation: (hûrd),[key] —n. 1. a number of animals kept, feeding, or traveling together; drove; flock: a herd of cattle; a herd of sheep; a herd of zebras. 2. Sometimes Disparaging.a large group of people: The star was mobbed by a herd of autograph seekers. 3. any large quantity: a herd of bicycles. 4. the herd,the common people; masses; rabble: He had no opinions of his own, but simply followed the herd. 5. ride herd on, to have charge or control of; maintain discipline over: He rode herd on 40 students in each class.
—v.i. to unite or go in a herd; assemble or associate as a herd.
Pronunciation: (hûrd),[key] —n. a herdsman (usually used in combination): a cowherd; a goatherd; a shepherd.
—v.t. 1. to tend, drive, or lead (cattle, sheep, etc.).
2. to conduct or drive (a group of people) to a destination: The teacher herded the children into the classroom.