- 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 hording
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- 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 hording
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.