herd / hərd/ • n. a large group of animals, esp. hoofed mammals, that live, feed, or migrate together or are kept together as livestock: a herd of elephants large farms with big dairy herds. ∎ derog. a large group of people, typically with a shared characteristic: I dodged herds of joggers and cyclists he is not of the common herd.• v. move in a particular direction: [tr.] Nick herded me through the baggage claim and into his Jaguar | [intr.] we all herded into a storage room. ∎ [tr.] keep or look after (livestock): Hunter and Tripp herded sheep.