Simple Definition of horde
: a large group of people
Full Definition of horde
1 a : a political subdivision of central Asian nomads b : a people or tribe of nomadic life
2 : a teeming crowd or throng : swarm
Examples of horde in a sentence
A horde of tourists entered the museum.
Hordes of reporters were shouting questions.
Origin and Etymology of horde
Middle French, German, & Polish; Middle French & German, from Polish horda, from Ukrainian dialect gorda, alteration of Ukrainian orda, from Old Russian, from Turkic orda, ordu khan's residence
First Known Use: 1555
Synonym Discussion of horde
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