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Herd vs. Flock

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Herdnoun

A number of domestic animals assembled together under the watch or ownership of a keeper.

Flocknoun

A large number of birds, especially those gathered together for the purpose of migration.

Herdnoun

Any collection of animals gathered or travelling in a company.

Flocknoun

A large number of animals, especially sheep or goats kept together.

Herdnoun

A crowd, a mass of people; now usually pejorative: a rabble.

Flocknoun

Those served by a particular pastor or shepherd.

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Herdnoun

Someone who keeps a group of domestic animals; a herdsman.

Flocknoun

A large number of people.

Herdverb

(intransitive) To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company.

‘Sheep herd on many hills.’;

Flocknoun

Coarse tufts of wool or cotton used in bedding

Herdverb

(transitive) To unite or associate in a herd

‘He is employed to herd the goats.’;

Flocknoun

A lock of wool or hair.

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Herdverb

(intransitive) To associate; to ally oneself with, or place oneself among, a group or company.

Flocknoun

Very fine sifted woollen refuse, especially that from shearing the nap of cloths, formerly used as a coating for wallpaper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also, the dust of vegetable fibre used for a similar purpose.

Herdverb

To act as a herdsman or a shepherd.

Flockverb

(intransitive) To congregate in or head towards a place in large numbers.

‘People flocked to the cinema to see the new film.’;

Herdverb

(transitive) To form or put into a herd.

‘I heard the herd of cattle being herded home from a long way away.’;

Flockverb

To flock to; to crowd.

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Herdadjective

Haired.

Flockverb

To treat a pool with chemicals to remove suspended particles.

Herdnoun

A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a particular stock or family of cattle.

‘The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea.’;

Flockverb

(transitive) To coat a surface with dense fibers or particles.

Herdnoun

A crowd of low people; a rabble.

‘But far more numerous was the herd of suchWho think too little and who talk too much.’; ‘You can never interest the common herd in the abstract question.’;

Flocknoun

A company or collection of living creatures; - especially applied to sheep and birds, rarely to persons or (except in the plural) to cattle and other large animals; as, a flock of ravenous fowl.

‘The heathen . . . came to Nicanor by flocks.’;

Herdnoun

One who herds or assembles domestic animals; a herdsman; - much used in composition; as, a shepherd; a goatherd, and the like.

Flocknoun

A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.

‘As half amazed, half frighted all his flock.’;

Herdverb

To unite or associate in a herd; to feed or run together, or in company; as, sheep herd on many hills.

Flocknoun

A lock of wool or hair.

‘I prythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a few flocks in the point [pommel].’;

Herdverb

To associate; to ally one's self with, or place one's self among, a group or company.

‘I'll herd among his friends, and seemOne of the number.’;

Flocknoun

Woolen or cotton refuse (sing. or pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.

Herdverb

To act as a herdsman or a shepherd.

Flocknoun

Very fine, sifted, woolen refuse, especially that from shearing the nap of cloths, used as a coating for wall paper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also, the dust of vegetable fiber used for a similar purpose.

Herdverb

To form or put into a herd.

Flockverb

To gather in companies or crowds.

‘Friends daily flock.’;

Herdnoun

a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans

Flockverb

To flock to; to crowd.

‘Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so.’;

Herdnoun

a group of wild animals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

Flockverb

To coat with flock, as wall paper; to roughen the surface of (as glass) so as to give an appearance of being covered with fine flock.

Herdnoun

a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things;

‘his brilliance raised him above the ruck’; ‘the children resembled a fairy herd’;

Flocknoun

a church congregation guided by a pastor

Herdverb

cause to herd, drive, or crowd together;

‘We herded the children into a spare classroom’;

Flocknoun

a group of birds

Herdverb

move together, like a herd

Flocknoun

(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;

‘a batch of letters’; ‘a deal of trouble’; ‘a lot of money’; ‘he made a mint on the stock market’; ‘it must have cost plenty’;

Herdverb

keep, move, or drive animals;

‘Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?’;

Flocknoun

an orderly crowd;

‘a troop of children’;

Herd

A herd is a social group of certain animals of the same species, either wild or domestic. The form of collective animal behavior associated with this is called herding.

Flocknoun

a group of sheep or goats

Flockverb

move as a crowd or in a group;

‘Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears’;

Flockverb

come together as in a cluster or flock;

‘The poets constellate in this town every summer’;

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