Their attics were museums where were horded every sort of object against the time when it might be needed.
What if some luckless farmer should have his home burned from around him or his horded tobacco and corn destroyed?
1550s, from W. Turkic (cf. Tatar urda "horde," Turkish ordu "camp, army"), to English via Polish, French, or Spanish. The initial -h- seems to have been acquired in Polish. Transferred sense of "uncivilized gang" is from 1610s. Related: Hordes.