Origin of hoarding1
- a temporary fence enclosing a construction site.
- British. a billboard.
Origin of hoarding2
- a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc.: a vast hoard of silver.
- to accumulate for preservation, future use, etc., in a hidden or carefully guarded place: to hoard food during a shortage.
- to accumulate money, food, or the like, in a hidden or carefully guarded place for preservation, future use, etc.
Origin of hoard
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Examples from the Web for hoarding
Panicked, I reached out to hoarding experts, who often refer to any kind of obsessive digital collecting as “infomania.”
Perhaps I should be more understanding, now that my own hoarding tendencies are flaring up.
But in the Digital Age, we're at risk of a new type of hoarding that is equally problematic.
The financial system is awash with money, yet the Federal Reserve accuses both consumers and institutions of hoarding it.How Young People Are Destroying Liberty
October 11, 2014
Hoarding is now a cottage industry, as shoppers try to get a jump on price gougers by snapping up staple goods by the trunk-load.Venezuela’s Audio Hoax Sees Chavez Speaking From the Grave
October 8, 2013
She had been hoarding it up for that secret hour, and now she was alone with it, and all the world was still.The Eternal City
The Pasha also seems perfectly indifferent to hoarding money.Journal of a Residence at Bagdad
Nearly every other omnibus carried the legend of The Plague-Spot; every hoarding had it.A Great Man
Thousands of millions of tons of it, while we've been hoarding it by grams.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
"Hoarding," a voice answered, and others supplied the few details.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
- 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
- an accumulated store hidden away for future use
- a cache of ancient coins, treasure, etc
- to gather or accumulate (a hoard)
Word Origin and History for hoarding
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.