Definition of horde
1a : a political subdivision of central Asian nomadsb : a people or tribe of nomadic life
2 : a large unorganized group of individuals : a teeming crowd or throng <hordes of peasants>
Examples of horde in a sentence
A horde of tourists entered the museum.
Hordes of reporters were shouting questions.
Origin and Etymology of horde
Medieval French, German, & Polish; Medieval 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
Synonym Discussion of horde
HORDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of horde for English Language Learners
: a large group of people
HORDE Defined for Kids
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