[ hawrd, hohrd ]
/ hɔrd, hoʊrd /
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.
verb (used without object), hord·ed, hord·ing.
to gather in a horde: The prisoners horded together in the compound.
Origin of horde
1545–55; earlier also hord, horda ≪ Czech, Polish horda < Ukrainian dialect gordá, Ukrainian ordá, Old Russian (orig. in Zolotaya orda the Golden Horde), via Mongolian or directly < Turkic ordu, orda royal residence or camp (later, any military encampment, army); cf. Urdu
Can be confusedhoard 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
British Dictionary definitions for horded
/ (hɔːd) /
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 for horde
C16: from Polish horda, from Turkish ordū camp; compare Urdu
Horde is sometimes wrongly written where hoard is meant: a hoard (not horde) of gold coins
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