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hoarding

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[ hawr-ding ]
/ ˈhɔr dɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or animal that hoards: Depression-era hoarding, when gold coins disappeared from circulation;the hoarding of nuts by chipmunks.
hoardings, things that are hoarded.

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Origin of hoarding

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First recorded in 1585–95; hoard + -ing1

Definition for hoarding (2 of 2)

hoarding2
[ hawr-ding, hohr- ]
/ ˈhɔr dɪŋ, ˈhoʊr- /

noun

a temporary fence enclosing a construction site.
British. a billboard.

Origin of hoarding

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1815–25; obsolete hoard (≪ Old French hourd(e) palisade made of hurdles <Germanic; compare German Hürde hurdle) + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for hoarding

hoarding
/ (ˈhɔːdɪŋ) /

noun

a large board used for displaying advertising posters, as by a roadAlso called (esp US and Canadian): billboard
a temporary wooden fence erected round a building or demolition site
C19: from C15 hoard fence, from Old French hourd palisade, of Germanic origin, related to Gothic haurds, Old Norse hurth door
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