hoard·​ing | \ ˈhȯr-diŋ \

Definition of hoarding

1 : a temporary board fence put about a building being erected or repaired

called also hoard

2 British : billboard

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What Is The KonMari Method? The KonMari Method is Marie's genius approach to helping your hoarding habits. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Meet Marie Kondo, Star Of Tidying Up On Netflix," 5 Jan. 2019 Things were far short of a hoarding situation, to be clear. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Seattle Times, "Kitchen confidential: How I downsized the most important room in the house," 24 Sep. 2018 Prepping is a long-term, thoughtful kind of hoarding. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "What doomsday preppers are buying this Black Friday," 21 Nov. 2018 Another hoarding advertises Chinese infrastructure initiatives from Algeria to Antarctica. Rob Taylor, WSJ, "China, Wooing Summit Hosts, Stamps Its Mark in the South Pacific," 16 Nov. 2018 The number of rugs isn't to suggest that Joo’s home design reveals a hoarding issue or lacks precision. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Inside a TriBeCa Loft Filled with Not-Your-Grandmother’s Antiques," 9 Oct. 2018 Some officials discourage filling bathtubs and receptacles with available water because hoarding may make the problem worse for all. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Here's what you should buy for your home should disaster strike," 8 July 2018 Big companies’ hoarding of talent stops startups scaling quickly. The Economist, "American tech giants are making life tough for startups," 31 May 2018 The pair clashed on the touchline during the Merseyside derby match at Anfield, with Firmino reacting angrily after Holgate pushed him over the advertising hoardings. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "FA warns Everton defender Holgate over tweets," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of hoarding

circa 1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hoarding

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