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One who herds or tends cattle.


(Agriculture) a person employed to tend cattle



a person who tends cows.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cowherd - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horsebackcowherd - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
buckaroo, buckeroo, vaquero - local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)
cowgirl - a woman cowboy
gaucho - a cowboy of the South American pampas
horse wrangler, wrangler - a cowboy who takes care of the saddle horses
ranch hand - a hired hand on a ranch
roper - a cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses
بقّار، راعي بقر
ošetřovatel krav
ošetrovateľ kráv
sığır çobanı


[ˈkaʊhɜːd] Npastor(a) m/f de ganado, vaquero/a m/f


[ˈkaʊˌhɜːd] nvaccaro


(kau) noun
1. the female of cattle used for giving milk. He has ten cows and a bull.
2. the female of certain other animals eg the elephant, whale.
ˈcowboy noun
in the United States, a man who looks after cattle on a ranch.
ˈcowherd noun
a person who looks after cows.
ˈcowhide noun, adjective
(of) the skin of a cow made into leather. a bag made of cowhide; a cowhide bag.
References in classic literature ?
The June baby, who is two feet square and valiant beyond her size and years, seized a stick much bigger than herself and went after the cows, the cowherd being nowhere to be seen.
I thought of course that somebody had stolen them-- some boy from the village, or perhaps the chastised cowherd.
After wandering about for a long time, they found in a pasture near Finchley a poor shed, with walls of mud, and roof of grass and brambles, built for some cowherd, but now deserted.
The children used to pelt her with mud; so she begged to be taken on as assistant cowherd, but the cowherd would not have her.
The cowherd girls, picking up their petticoats, ran splashing through the mud with bare legs, still white, not yet brown from the sun, waving brush wood in their hands, chasing the calves that frolicked in the mirth of spring.
During the ceremony, Aurora high school students will receive the Henry Cowherd Scholarship named in honor of the longtime community leader and 2008 African-American Leader of the Year who died last summer.
According to Chinese lore, Zhinu, a heavenly king's daughter, and Niulang, a poor cowherd, fell in love, married and had twins.
Colin Cowherd (FOX Sports), Patriots over Eagles, 31-21
We've been seeing hundreds of vehicles on the road, all of them leaving their areas and heading northward," Ahmad Barakat, a 50-year-old cowherd living near Idlib city, said in a phone interview Monday.
This led to White criticising Diaz and confirming to US sports media personality Colin Cowherd that he walked out on a lunch meeting with the man from Stockton.
Three great multi-constellation myths were discussed in last October's installment of this column: the Greek myth of Perseus; the eastern Asian tale of the Weaving Maiden and the Cowherd (or Prince); and the Native American legend of the hunters who chase and, in autumn, wound the bear (the bowl of the Big Dipper).
Seinfeld spoke with ESPN's Colin Cowherd in June, telling him that political correctness had taken over campuses and was hurting comedy: "I don't play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, 'Don't go near colleges.