American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who herds or tends cattle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation is the care of cattle.
- n. A former false spelling of coward, simulating cowherd. See coward.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One whose occupation is to tend cows.
- n. a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
“The cowherd is a great hulking young man, much bigger than the man who beat him, but he took his punishment as part of the day's work and made no remark of any sort.”
“This servant in turn gave the baby to a kindly cowherd, who secretly raised him as his own.”
“From under the trees beyond emerged a file of cows, and then a cowherd.”
“Herz Aus Glas Heart of Glass, his story of a mythical cowherd prophet and a cursed village of glassblowers, opens with a short visual essay on the country in which he grew up, the Chiemgau Alps of southern Bavaria.”
“Next to it, Jacob in "The Slave", living in captivity as a cowherd.”
“He was a cowherd in the ranges beyond Carmel, and his wife was a maidservant in the great Del Monte Hotel.”
“Without any delay the king goes to that very spot where the cowherd boys had done the pooja earlier, gathers them all around him performs the Satyanarayana Pooja with all shraddha and bhakthi.”
“A few yards away a small group of cowherd boys had gathered to perform Sri Satyanarayana Pooja.”
“I took Solitude, the cowherd with his catle taking rest from the May heat under the shade of a tree.”
“Wahdi, a 70-year-old cowherd, was one of 60 villagers who attended a voter-registration meeting in the West Javan village of Selasari on a rainy evening in late March.”
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