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hoard

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noun \ˈhȯrd\

Simple Definition of hoard

  • : a large amount of something valuable that is kept hidden

Full Definition of hoard

  1. :  a supply or fund stored up and often hidden away

Examples of hoard

  1. a squirrel's hoard of nuts

  2. <keeps a hoard of empty yogurt containers in his basement workshop for storing whatnots>



Origin of hoard

Middle English hord, from Old English; akin to Gothic huzd treasure, Old English hȳdan to hide


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with hoard


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hoard

verb

Simple Definition of hoard

  • : to collect and hide a large amount of (something valuable)

Full Definition of hoard

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to lay up a hoard of

  3. 2 :  to keep (as one's thoughts) to oneself

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to lay up a hoard

hoard·er noun

Examples of hoard

  1. <he's been hoarding empty yogurt containers all winter, with the intention of using them to start seedlings in the spring>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of hoard

before 12th century


HOARD Defined for Kids

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hoard

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noun \ˈhȯrd\

Definition of hoard

  1. :  a supply usually of something of value stored away or hidden




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hoard

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verb

Definition of hoard

hoard·edhoard·ing

  1. :  to gather and store away <Squirrels hoard nuts for winter.>

hoard·er noun




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