Monday, January 28, 2013
Definitions for word-hoard
- A person's vocabulary.
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Citations for word-hoard
It held what our Saxon forebears would have called his word-hoard. Prisk dipped into his invisible bag, drew out a word apparently at random, fingered it jealously for some minutes, returned it, and brought out another word.
This audience, more than anything, perhaps, gave William the energy to once again unload his word hoard. And what a word hoard it was.
Origin of word-hoard
Word-hoard first occurred in modern English in the 1890s. It was a literal translation of the Old English word wordhord which meant "a store of words."