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American English: /hərd/
British English: /həːd/

Translation of herd in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (of cattle) to ride herd on something/somebody (American English)
    cuidar de algo/alguien
    vigilar algo/a alguien
    1.2 (of wild animals) (before noun) the herd instinct
    el instinto gregario
    Example sentences
    • There's variety in the animals and produce and the freedom to focus on the aspects you most enjoy, such as foregoing a big garden in favor of a herd of animals.
    • The latest foot and mouth outbreak in Brazil has affected 153 animals in a herd of 582 cattle and eight pigs.
    • The idea is to move the livestock into bigger herds and move them around more.
    1.3 (of people) [pejorative] the (common) herd
    la masa
    el vulgo
    to follow the herd
    seguir a la masa or al rebaño
    Example sentences
    • Get an alpine start by leaving Longs Peak Ranger Station no later than 2 a.m. to beat the storms and the herds of Denverites who crowd the trail all summer.
    • Friday night Bingo crowds were typically large herds of older females.
    • I found myself shouting insults at the telly when I saw herds of women virtually knocking each other unconscious to get at the Stella McCartney clothes in H & M.

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1.1
    ir en manada
    Example sentences
    • The kids are to be deposited at the school, herded into minibuses and driven up while the adults walk.
    • Some demonstrators were injured and five reportedly arrested when the police suddenly moved forward to herd people off the roadway.
    • If you want to build a ship, don't herd together people to gather wood — divide the work and give orders.
    Example sentences
    • Children provide much-needed labor in herding livestock and farming.
    • He will be prepared to participate in political change, engage in rebuilding his country, or return to herding livestock.
    • Unlike most dog breeds, it continues to be bred, used and valued for its original purpose - herding livestock.

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