Verbal Ability - Selecting Words - Discussion

Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.4)

Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


I saw a ...... of cows in the field.

[A]. group
[B]. herd
[C]. swarm
[D]. flock

Answer: Option B


No answer description available for this question.

Ankit said: (Jul 9, 2010)  
What does herd basically means ?

Sundar said: (Jul 9, 2010)  
A herd is a large group of animals of one kind that live together.

Detailed explanation:

Herd - A large group of animals, esp. hoofed mammals, that live, feed, or migrate together or are kept together as livestock.

Group - A number of people or things that are located close together or are considered or classed together.

Swarm - A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

Flock - A number of birds of one kind feeding, resting, or traveling together.

Yogeshwar said: (Sep 14, 2010)  
Herd means group of animal.

Sathishwar said: (Sep 16, 2010)  
A large group of animals, espically hoofed mammals, that live or are kept together.

Ramudu said: (Oct 25, 2010)  
Herd means a group of animails like herd of cattles herd of zebras.

Charmi said: (Nov 25, 2010)  
Thanks to all.

Shahid S said: (Dec 30, 2010)  
A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a particular stock or family of cattle.

Shruthi said: (Jan 12, 2011)  
a group of animals of same species

Shijil Dev said: (Feb 10, 2011)  
Thanks for valuable information.

Sowmya said: (Mar 31, 2011)  
Herd means some other meaning ya. Its not actually a group of animals. Its a person who looks after the group of animals. So how can this be the answer?

Ruth Nieva said: (Apr 10, 2011)  
Herd is a group of animals of one kind kept of living together or a group of people with a common bond. That's a meaning of herd.

Shikha said: (May 23, 2011)  
What is the mean of Swarm..& to used for..?

Divya said: (Jun 27, 2011)  
Actually swarm means a large group of insects (usually through the air) and so herd is only the correct option.

Vishal said: (Jun 27, 2011)  
There cant be any herd in field

Ani said: (Jul 25, 2011)  
Yes the correct answer is herd.

Group refers to people.

Flock refers to birds.

And swarm is a synonym of herd and actually means a group :-).

Uday said: (Aug 25, 2011)  
A Group of cattle is called Herd.

Radha said: (Sep 13, 2011)  
We can say group in case of people, comming to animals it is Herd.

Mohan Naidu said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Thanks to every one I learned a new word.

Danisha said: (Sep 22, 2011)  
Herd:- A group of animals of the same type that live and feed together.

Hemanta Paudel said: (Nov 3, 2011)  
Herd: group of animals
Swarm: group of bee
flock: group of bird

Naveen said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
We can say flock of sheep. Why can't be the flock is answer?

Of course herd is also answer. But any one can please clear my doubt?

Mehak Garg said: (Oct 13, 2013)  
Herd means group of animals, herd is only related to animals, hoard means group which is related to human beings i.e. Hoard if humans, herd and hoard are homophones.

Pavan Bhushan said: (Nov 5, 2013)  
I thank all of you for the information. You said that 'herd' is used for animals. Then why do we use 'flock' for sheep?

Sam said: (Dec 11, 2013)  
A herd is a large group of animals of one kind that live together.

Priya said: (Dec 20, 2013)  
Herd - a group of animals (especially mammals).

Swarm - a group of flying insects.

Flock - a group of birds.

Hence herd is related to cow.

Smita said: (Aug 5, 2014)  
What is meant by herd?

Vikram said: (Oct 10, 2014)  
Herd (noun) means a group of mammals animal of same kind.

Herd (verb) means a crowd together.

Karthik said: (Dec 10, 2014)  
Folks all of we are saying that flock is for birds but here crow belongs to birds family. So why not flock here? Can anyone answer?

Arpit said: (Jan 21, 2015)  
Herd means a group of animals with a common bond.

Raman said: (Apr 15, 2015)  
What does flock mean?

Murtuza said: (May 21, 2015)  
Flock is type of group but use when like a number of birds of one kind feeding, resting, or traveling together: a flock of gulls.

Raheen said: (Nov 19, 2015)  
Herd: Number of domestic animals assembled together.

Swarm: Number of insects especially when in motion.

Group: Number of people/crowd.

Flock: Number of birds especially gathered together for the purpose of migration.

As in question cows are mentioned herd is an appropriate option!

Neha said: (Jun 24, 2016)  
Herd means a number of animal traveling together. So, the right answer is herd.

Devanshu said: (Jun 28, 2016)  
Generally, the herd is used for mammals of like a herd of cows who live together, migrate together, for livestock.

Flock is used for birds as a flock of birds sometimes it also used for goats and sheep. Swarm is used for insects.

Benhur said: (Oct 27, 2016)  
Yes, the answer is herd, meaningfully more cows he saw.

Manas said: (Mar 17, 2017)  
Thank you @Sundar.

Ayush said: (Jan 7, 2018)  
Herd-a large group of animals, especially hoofed mammals, that live together or are kept together as livestock.

Neetu Sha said: (May 16, 2018)  
A group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans.

Sourav Mishra said: (Oct 24, 2019)  
A herd of cows, a cattle of sheep, an army of soldiers, This is called appropriate preposition in grammar.

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