- a large group, multitude, number, etc.; a mass or crowd: a horde of tourists.
- a tribe or troop of Asian nomads.
- any nomadic group.
- a moving pack or swarm of animals: A horde of mosquitoes invaded the camp.
- to gather in a horde: The prisoners horded together in the compound.
Origin of horde
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Examples from the Web for horded
Their attics were museums where were horded every sort of object against the time when it might be needed.Carl and the Cotton Gin
Sara Ware Bassett
What if some luckless farmer should have his home burned from around him or his horded tobacco and corn destroyed?The Nightrider's Feud
Walter C. McConnell
- a vast crowd; throng; mob
- a local group of people in a nomadic society
- a nomadic group of people, esp an Asiatic group
- a large moving mass of animals, esp insects
- (intr) to form, move in, or live in a horde
Word Origin and History for horded
1550s, from W. Turkic (cf. Tatar urda "horde," Turkish ordu "camp, army"), to English via Polish, French, or Spanish. The initial -h- seems to have been acquired in Polish. Transferred sense of "uncivilized gang" is from 1610s. Related: Hordes.