"herds" in the noun sense
a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra
3. ruck, herd
a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
"his brilliance raised him above the ruck"
"the children resembled a fairy herd"
"herds" in the verb sense
1. herd, crowd
cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
"We herded the children into a spare classroom"
move together, like a herd
keep, move, or drive animals
"Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?"
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