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[hur-der] /ˈhɜr dər/
a person in charge of a herd, especially of cattle or sheep.
Origin of herder
1625-35; herd2 + -er1


[her-duh r] /ˈhɛr dər/
Johann Gottfried von
[yoh-hahn gawt-freet fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈgɔt frit fən/ (Show IPA),
1744–1803, German philosopher and poet. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for herder
  • Once a herder has insurance, banking becomes much easier.
  • Each band has a herder, guard dog, horse and sheep wagon.
  • Add to that the cattle-herder's traditional disdain for hunter-gatherers.
  • She called the cow herder, who arrived banging the dinner pail.
  • But as they head to the forest to graze no human herder accompanies them.
  • The herder reacts instantly, finding shelter nearby for his animals, which later emerge from the storm unscathed.
  • So a herder placed it on a sled, tying it down to hold it secure.
  • The herder glides through the middle of the reindeer on his sled as if he were floating.
  • The herder that stays with the sheep all day every day is quite interesting to watch.
  • In all cases, after herder had been added, the slicks were thick enough to support ignition.
British Dictionary definitions for herder


(mainly US) a person who cares for or drives herds of cattle or flocks of sheep, esp on an open range Brit equivalent herdsman


/German ˈhɛrdər/
Johann Gottfried von (joˈhan ˈɡɔtfriːt fɔn). 1744–1803, German philosopher, critic, and poet, the leading figure in the Sturm und Drang movement in German literature. His chief work is Outlines of a Philosophy of the History of Man (1784–91)
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