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hoard

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noun \ˈhȯrd\

Definition of hoard

  1. :  a supply or fund stored up and often hidden away <a hoard of cash>

Examples of hoard in a sentence

  1. a squirrel's hoard of nuts

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

Origin and Etymology of hoard

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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hoard

verb

Definition of hoard

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to collect and often hide away a supply of :  to accumulate a hoard (see 1hoard) of <hoarding food>

  3. 2 :  to keep (as one's thoughts) to oneself <she hoarded her intention — Virginia Woolf> <the people outside disperse their affections, you hoard yours, you nurse them into intensity — Joseph Conrad>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to collect and often hide away a supply of something :  to accumulate a hoard (see 1hoard) <a tendency to hoard>

hoarder

noun

Examples of hoard in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of hoard

see 1hoard


First Known Use: before 12th century


HOARD Defined for English Language Learners

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hoard

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noun \ˈhȯrd\

Definition of hoard for English Language Learners

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


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hoard

verb

Definition of hoard for English Language Learners

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


HOARD Defined for Kids

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hoard

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noun \ˈhȯrd\

Definition of hoard for Students

  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 for Students

hoarded

hoarding

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

hoarder

noun


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