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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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 After that, deflated and on tired legs, the West Germans allowed Hurst the run of the pitch as jubilant England supporters made their way over the advertising hoardings. Gianluca Costantini, CNN, "From headbutts to the 'Hand of God': 11 moments that shook the World Cup," 7 June 2018 Where the commercial fishery runs on the acquisition of fish for private profiit, the subsistence is part of an indigenous economy that abjures hoarding and celebrates the sharing of a bounty whose creatures are assigned both intelligence and souls. Richard Adams Carey, WSJ, "‘Kings of the Yukon’ Review: A Song for the Salmon," 25 May 2018 But rather than implement meaningful measures within each department to guide doctoral students in the search for non-tenure track careers, schools like SIU proffer money-hoarding schemes as shoddy guises of opportunity. Rachel Vorona Cote, The New Republic, "Volunteers of the Ivory Tower," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of hoarding

circa 1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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