hoarding

1
[ hawr-ding, hohr- ]
/ ˈhɔr dɪŋ, ˈhoʊr- /

noun

the act of a person who hoards.
hoardings, things that are hoarded.

Origin of hoarding

1
First recorded in 1585–95; hoard + -ing1

Definition for hoarding (2 of 3)

hoarding

2
[ hawr-ding, hohr- ]
/ ˈhɔr dɪŋ, ˈhoʊr- /

noun

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

Origin of hoarding

2
1815–25; obsolete hoard (≪ Old French hourd(e) palisade made of hurdles < Germanic; compare German Hürde hurdle) + -ing1

Definition for hoarding (3 of 3)

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.

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
Related formshoard·er, nounun·hoard·ed, adjective
Can be confusedhoard horde
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British Dictionary definitions for hoarding (1 of 2)

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

Word Origin for hoarding

C19: from C15 hoard fence, from Old French hourd palisade, of Germanic origin, related to Gothic haurds, Old Norse hurth door

British Dictionary definitions for hoarding (2 of 2)

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 Formshoarder, noun

Word Origin for hoard

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

usage

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