hoard

[ hawrd, hohrd ]
/ hɔrd, hoʊrd /

noun

a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc.: a vast hoard of silver.

verb (used with object)

to accumulate for preservation, future use, etc., in a hidden or carefully guarded place: to hoard food during a shortage.

verb (used without object)

to accumulate money, food, or the like, in a hidden or carefully guarded place for preservation, future use, etc.

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Origin of hoard

before 900; Middle English hord(e), Old English hord; cognate with Old Norse hodd, Old High German hort, Gothic huzd treasure; see hide1, hide2

OTHER WORDS FROM hoard

hoard·er, nounun·hoard·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hoard

hoard horde

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British Dictionary definitions for hoarded

hoard
/ (hɔːd) /

noun

an accumulated store hidden away for future use
a cache of ancient coins, treasure, etc

verb

to gather or accumulate (a hoard)

Derived forms of hoard

hoarder, noun

Word Origin for hoard

Old English hord; related to Old Norse hodd, Gothic huzd, German Hort, Swedish hydda hut

usage for hoard

Hoard is sometimes wrongly written where horde is meant: hordes (not hoards) of tourists
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