from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who tends or drives a herd.
  • n. A herdsman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who herds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A herdsman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A herdsman; in the United States, one employed in the care of a herd of beef-cattle or a flock of sheep.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who drives a herd
  • n. German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)


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  • They were found with the help of a sheep herder from the region.

    May 2007

  • The boys could not be angry at that, she knew, because the greatest disgrace that can befall a herder is the losing of his flock, and for boys so big as these to go back to the sæter without any animals would be especially humiliating.

    Lisbeth Longfrock

  • The mistress was not willing that even the herder should be a boy.

    Lisbeth Longfrock

  • At first I thought "herder" it was another name for a cat wrangler, someone who handles trained Hollywood cats.


  • One of our drivers, soon to be assistant camp director, Million, shot a video of this young man doing the traditional goat herder dance and it was as if he were Ethiopian himself.

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  • Local Mongols blocked a road to stop coal haulers driving over their grazing lands but one herder was struck and killed by a truck.

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  • Local authorities appear to have quelled the protests, which erupted last week after a Mongolian herder was killed by a coal truck driven by a member of China's dominant Han ethnic group as a group of herders sought to block a convoy from crossing pastureland.

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  • He was inspired by a place called Buddha Park, and also his elephant-herder grandfather.

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  • Humans got assistance in hunting and hauling, a camp guard and defender, a herder, as well as a companion.

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  • Jaipal Singh/European Pressphoto Agency A camel herder stood near his camels, brought for sale during the annual farmer fair at Shama Chak Jhiri, in Jammu,Thursday.

    India in Pictures


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