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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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 Beauty-product hoarding affects more than your wallet. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Lush Sold 12,000 Shampoo Bars in Just Two Days Thanks to a Viral Video," 12 June 2018 Keeping everyone employed is getting tougher but remains a priority: Knott says the cost of steel to Riverdale has nearly doubled since Jan. 1, in large part because of the tariffs or anticipatory hoarding that took place in advance of them. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Trade battle takes its toll on local manufacturers," 11 June 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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