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单词 herd
释义  Related topics: Agriculture, Animalsherd1 /hɜːd $ hɜːrd/ ●●○ noun  1  [countable]TAHBA a group of animals of one kind that live and feed together 〔同一种类并一同活动的〕兽群;牧群 → flockherd of a herd of cattle 一群牛 herds of elephants 数群大象► see thesaurus at group2  the herd PSpeople generally, especially when thought of as being easily influenced by others 〔易受人支配的〕民众,老百姓,芸芸众生 You have to be an individual; it’s no use running with the herd. 你必须特立独行,随大溜没有用处。 the herd instinct (=the need to behave in the same way as everyone else does) 群集本能Examples from the Corpusherd• Most economists and investment advisers run in a herd.• Stedman kept a herd of goats on the island opposite.• On patrol, game warden Jay Little Hawk discovers the bodies of a herd of mutilated deer.• A herd of cattle or sheep is almost as easy to tend if it contains fifty animals as twenty-five.• When they eventually withdrew they took with them four thousand slaves and great herds of cattle.• The Shetland's main role today is in multi-suckler herds, where their dual-purpose nature is invaluable.• The herd had once consisted of 150 animals.herd of• a herd of elephantsRelated topics: Agricultureherd2 verb  1  [transitive always + adverb/preposition]UNITE to bring people together in a large group, especially roughly 〔尤指粗暴地〕使集合在一起 The prisoners were herded together. 犯人们被集合起来。 I don’t want to be herded around with a lot of tourists. 我不想和许多游客一起被带到这里那里的。herd somebody into something The visitors were herded into two large halls. 游客们被赶进两个大厅里。2  [transitive]TA to make animals move together in a group 放牧 It was Tom’s duty to herd the cows. 汤姆的职责是放牛。3. something is like herding cats used to say that trying to control or organize a group of people is very difficult 某群人极难管理→ See Verb tableExamples from the Corpusherd• Later yet we are herded down to the basement, told to crouch and to cover our heads with our arms.• They are herded here and there, and I don't think she can cope with so many children.• Except in the case of the stallion deliberately herding his mares, this is not a question of dominance or bullying.• Sometimes the Scouts took the initiative, and inextremis Sergeant Juron herded his squad hastily.• The visitors were herded into two large halls, which were once the hotel ballroom and dining room.• Observe people being herded like cattle through airports and theaters.• Protesters were surrounded by police and herded on to school buses.• Cowboys rounded up the steers and herded them north.• William blushed a bit, so I turned his shoulders toward the staircase and herded us all in that direction.herded together• The panic-stricken fish bolt ahead of them until a whole shoal has been herded together and trapped between the birds and the shore.Origin herd1 Old English heordherd1 nounherd2 verbChinese  of animals one Corpus a of group
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