herder

noun
herd·​er | \ ˈhər-dər How to pronounce herder (audio) \

Definition of herder

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that herds specifically : a person who manages, breeds, or tends to livestock : herdsman sense 1

Herder

biographical name
Her·​der | \ ˈher-dər How to pronounce Herder (audio) \

Definition of Herder (Entry 2 of 2)

Johann Gottfried von 1744–1803 German philosopher

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Synonyms for herder

Synonyms: Noun

herdsman

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Examples of herder in a Sentence

Noun

the nomadic reindeer herders of Siberia live in reindeer-skin tents

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Xelot has returned several times since to photograph the new workers’ village, as well as the traditional villages of nearby Nenets reindeer herders, who have lived in Yamal for generations. National Geographic, "See Russia’s massive new gas plant on the Arctic coast," 22 Mar. 2019 The fighting between herders and farmers has forced 300,000 people to flee, complicating efforts to contain the spread of Ebola. The Economist, "Politics this week," 22 June 2019 Over 500 people have died in the violence in central Mali in the past six months alone, where the rise of Islamist extremist groups and ethnic militias has turned into deadly violence between Fulani herders and Dogon and Bambara farmers. Anna Pujol-mazzini, Time, "Violence in Mali Put an End to a Thriving Tourist Industry. Now the Government Wants to Tap Into China's Tourism Market," 18 June 2019 The reindeer have become something of an attraction and visitors can help assist their lone herder in his daily chores, rounding them up on the frozen lakes far off the side of the road. Karen Gardiner, Condé Nast Traveler, "This New Highway to the Arctic Ocean Is Canada's Coolest Road Trip," 13 June 2019 This underutilization of the creamy liquid, some say, undermines its potential to grow into a multi-billion-dollar business that could change the lives of herders and milk traders alike. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Camel milk could be the next superfood—thanks to East Africa," 6 June 2019 Police say the attack had been planned for over a month as a way to terrify the Bakarwals, a Muslim community of nomadic herders, into leaving the area. Fox News, "8-year-old girl's rape, death in India sparks widespread protests mired in religious politics," 13 Apr. 2018 Police say the attack had been planned for over a month as a way to terrify the Bakarwals, a Muslim community of nomadic herders, into leaving the area. Fox News, "8-year-old girl's rape, death in India sparks widespread protests mired in religious politics," 13 Apr. 2018 Police say the attack had been planned for over a month as a way to terrify the Bakarwals, a Muslim community of nomadic herders, into leaving the area. Washington Post, "Child’s rape, killing in India mired in religious politics," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of herder

Noun

1635, in the meaning defined above

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