herd noun

1 group of animals

ADJ. great, large | small | beef, breeding, dairy The farm has only a small dairy herd. | cattle, elephant, etc.

HERD + NOUN instinct

PREP. in a/the ~ The animals tend to graze in a herd. | ~ of a large herd of cows

PHRASES a member of a herd

2 group of people

ADJ. common

VERB + HERD follow If you feel so strongly, why follow the herd (= do the same as everybody else)? | stand out from She prided herself on standing out from the common herd (= being different from ordinary people).

HERD + NOUN instinct