Herdman Herd"man, Herdsman Herds"man, n.; pl. {-men}. The owner or keeper of a herd or of herds; one employed in tending a herd of cattle. [1913 Webster]

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  • Herdsman — (plural herdsmen) can refer to:* a Herder (pastoral profession) * the Perth suburb Herdsman, Western Australia * The Herdsman , a Chinese film by Xie Jin …   Wikipedia

  • herdsman — UK [ˈhɜː(r)dzmən] / US [ˈhɜrdzmən] or herder UK [ˈhɜː(r)də(r)] / US [ˈhɜrdər] noun [countable] Word forms herdsman : singular herdsman plural herdsmen UK [ˈhɜː(r)dzmən] / US [ˈhɜrdzmən] Word forms herder : singular herder plural herders someone… …   English dictionary

  • herdsman — [hʉrdz′mən] n. pl. herdsmen [hʉrdz′mən] a person who keeps or tends a herd the Herdsman the constellation Boötes …   English World dictionary

  • herdsman — O.E. heordman, but the word was not common until herd (O.E. hierde) in sense keeper of domestic animals which go in herds fell from use (Cf. shepherd). See HERD (Cf. herd) (n.) + MAN (Cf. man). Intrusive s appeared early 15c., on model of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • herdsman — ► NOUN ▪ the owner or keeper of a herd of domesticated animals …   English terms dictionary

  • herdsman — [[t]hɜ͟ː(r)dzmən[/t]] herdsmen N COUNT A herdsman is a man who looks after a herd of animals such as cattle or goats …   English dictionary

  • herdsman — noun Date: 1567 1. a manager, breeder, or tender of livestock 2. capitalized bootes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • herdsman — /herrdz meuhn/, n., pl. herdsmen. 1. a herder; the keeper of a herd, esp. of cattle or sheep. 2. (cap.) Astron. the constellation Boötes. [1595 1605; HERD1 + S1 + MAN; cf. earlier herdman, ME hird man, OE hyrdemann] * * * …   Universalium

  • herdsman — noun a person who tends livestock, especially cows and sheep …   Wiktionary

  • Herdsman —    In Egypt herdsmen were probably of the lowest caste. Some of Joseph s brethren were made rulers over Pharaoh s cattle (Gen. 47:6, 17). The Israelites were known in Egypt as keepers of cattle; and when they left it they took their flocks and… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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