Definition of Herder in English :

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Herder meaning in English

Meaning of Herder in English

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Herder pronunciation in English

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1. herder, johann gottfried von herder

German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)

2. drover, herder, herdsman

someone who drives a herd

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mainly US
a person who cares for or drives herds of cattle or flocks of sheep, esp on an open range
. Brit equivalent: herdsman
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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ˈJoˈhann Gottfried von (ˈjoʊˈhɑn gɔtfʀitfən) ; yōˈhän gôtˈfrētfən) 1744-1803; Ger. philosopher & man of letters

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German philosopher and writer whose theory of culture and advocacy of intuition over rationality greatly influenced Goethe and formed the basis of German romanticism.
a. A group of cattle or other large herbivorous mammals of a single kind kept together for a specific purpose.
b. A number of wild animals of one species, especially large herbivorous mammals, that remain together as a group: a herd of elephants.
a. A large number of people; a crowd: a herd of stranded passengers.
b. The multitude of common people regarded as a mass: "It is the luxurious and dissipated who set the fashions which the herd so diligently follow" (Henry David Thoreau).
v. herd·ed, herd·ing, herds
To come together in a herd: The sheep herded for warmth.
1. To gather, keep, or drive (animals) in a herd.
2. To tend (sheep or cattle).
3. To gather and place into a group or mass: herded the children into the auditorium.

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