Synonyms and Antonyms of herd
1 a group of domestic animals assembled or herded together <the great herds of cattle that cowboys once drove across the plains> Synonyms drove, flock Related Words colony, covey, gaggle, pack, plump [chiefly dialect], pod, school, swarm
2 the body of the community as contrasted with the elite <aspire to achieve something, to distinguish yourself from the herd> Synonyms commoners, commons, crowd, mass, hoi polloi, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, plebs, populace, public, rank and fileRelated Words cattle, proletariat, rabble, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail (or tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashed; bourgeoisie, middle classNear Antonyms gentility, gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), gentry, haute monde, nobility, patriciate, peerage, quality, royalty, societyAntonyms A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, elect, elite, fat, flower, pick, pink, pride, upper crust
3 a great number of persons or things massed together <gearing up for the herd of holiday shoppers at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving> Synonyms army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, crowd, horde, host, legion, mass, mob, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, throngRelated Words masses, millions, rabble, rabblement, riffraff; gaggle; heap, mountain, pile; jam, logjam
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