Thesaurus

herd

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of herd

  1. 1 a group of domestic animals assembled or herded together the great herds of cattle that cowboys once drove across the plains Synonyms of herd drove, flock Words Related to herd colony, covey, gaggle, pack, plump [chiefly dialect], pod, school, swarm

  2. 2 the body of the community as contrasted with the elite aspire to achieve something, to distinguish yourself from the herd Synonyms of herd commoners, commons, crowd, mass, hoi polloi, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, plebs, populace, public, rank and fileWords Related to herd cattle, proletariat, rabble, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail (or tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashed; bourgeoisie, middle classNear Antonyms of herd gentility, gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), gentry, haute monde, nobility, patriciate, peerage, quality, royalty, societyAntonyms of herd A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, elect, elite, fat, flower, pick, pink, pride, upper crust

  3. 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 of herd army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, crowd, horde, host, legion, mass, mob, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, throngWords Related to herd masses, millions, rabble, rabblement, riffraff; gaggle; heap, mountain, pile; jam, logjam


herd

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of herd

  1. to urge, push, or force onward the guards briskly herded us through the museum in order to prevent overcrowding Synonyms of herd drive, punch, runWords Related to herd shepherd; wrangle; egg, exhort, flog, goad, hound, press, prick, prod, prompt, scourge, spur, whip



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up herd? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!