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ˈgoʊtˌhɜrdgoatherd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goat herder, goatherdnoun

    a person who tends a flock of goats

Wiktionary

  1. goatherdnoun

    A person who tends goats.

  2. Etymology: From goteherd, from gāthyrd

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Goatherdnoun

    One whose employment is to tend goats.

    Etymology: gat and hyrd, Saxon, a feeder or tender.

    Is not thilk same goatherd proud,
    That sits on yonder bank,
    Whose straying herd themself doth shrowd
    Among the bushes rank? Edmund Spenser, Pastorals.

    They first gave the goatherd good contentment, and the marquis and his servant chased the kid about the stack. Henry Wotton.

Wikipedia

  1. Goatherd

    A goatherd or goatherder is a person who herds goats as a vocational activity. It is similar to a shepherd who herds sheep. Goatherds are most commonly found in regions where goat populations are significant; for instance, in Africa and South Asia. Goats are typically bred as dairy or meat animals, with some breeds being shorn for wool. The top six goat industry groups in the United States include: meat (includes show), dairy (includes show, pygmy and Nigerian dwarf), fiber or hair (angora, cashmere), 4-H, industrial (weed control, hiking/pack), and biotech (see Goats in agriculture).Companies using goats to control and eradicate leafy spurge, knapweed, and other toxic weeds have sprouted across the American West.

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  1. goatherd

    A goatherd is a person who herds, tends or rears goats as a professional occupation or activity. This person typically oversees the wellbeing and safety of the goats, guides them to various grazing areas, and may also be involved in tasks such as milking, shearing, and breeding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goatherdnoun

    one who tends goats

Wikidata

  1. Goatherd

    A goatherd or goatherder is a person who herds goats as a vocational activity. It is similar to a shepherd who herds sheep. Goatherds are popular in countries where goat populations are significant; for instance, in Africa and South Asia. Goats are typically bred as dairy or meat animals, with some breeds being shorn for wool. The word capriculturist, which is derived from Latin, began to appear with some frequency in the late 1940s. Fictional goatherds include Peter from Johanna Spyri's Heidi, and the song "The Lonely Goatherd" from The Sound of Music. Enid Blyton's novel The Secret of Killimooin, set in the fictional but probably eastern European country of Baronia, features a blind goatherd called Beowald, who is so in tune with his environment that he can roam the mountains using his other senses, apparently unhindered by his lack of sight. The Link who appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was also a goatherd.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goatherd in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goatherd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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