verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hoard
Examples from the Web for hoarded
Money is like fertilizer; when hoarded it stinks, when spread around, things grow.
And I keep wondering what would have happened if his unquiet mother had hoarded books instead of semiautomatic weapons.The Promise of Happiness After the Newtown Shooting|William Giraldi|January 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She hoarded water compulsively and was consumed with panic that her baby might not survive.
When I was a little kid, I hoarded my $2 weekly allowance while my older brother spent his instantly.
So was the money, and every article of value that I had hoarded up.Begumbagh|George Manville Fenn
Besides words, Old Shep hoarded tobacco plugs in case the cause of communism ever collapsed.Here Lies|H.W. Guernsey
That false, deceitful jade shall never receive a penny from my hoarded wealth!Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
Fourteen years, Duke thought as he dragged out his hoarded bottle of water and began shaving.Victory|Lester del Rey
The litigation is not, nor ever has been, between their rapacity and his hoarded riches.
Word Origin for hoard
Old English hord "treasure, valuable stock or store," from Proto-Germanic *huzdam (cf. Old Saxon hord "treasure, hidden or inmost place," Old Norse hodd, German Hort, Gothic huzd "treasure," literally "hidden treasure"), from PIE root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)).
Old English hordian, cognate with Old High German gihurten, German gehorden, Gothic huzdjan, from the root of hoard (n.). Related: Hoarded; hoarding.