noun \ˈhrd\

: a large group of people

Full Definition of HORDE

a :  a political subdivision of central Asian nomads
b :  a people or tribe of nomadic life
:  a teeming crowd or throng :  swarm

Examples of HORDE

  1. A horde of tourists entered the museum.
  2. Hordes of reporters were shouting questions.

Origin 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

Related to HORDE

army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, herd, crowd, host, legion, mass, mob, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, throng
See Synonym Discussion at crowd

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt


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