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.
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Longer version: Mankind’s survivors have gathered into a fortified city, protected by water on one side and an electrified fence on the other, to keep the ever-growing hordes of the undead at bay.
And hordes are predicted to flock to Hopkinsville for this picture-perfect alignment.
The hordes of people who are going to River Market on weekends and increasingly during the week should be alert to a coming change.
But thanks to the hordes of Bernie fans desperately scouring the internet for some hope to cling to, Abramson’s posts consistently went uber-viral.
Despite the hordes of friends and families descending on the lake, the holiday weekend was exceptionally busy for real estate agents.
A serious fever follows as he’s surrounded by a horde of doctors and advisors who sense the end of the 72-year reign—the longest in French history.
One of the best things about going to see PJ Harvey or Hole or Elastica or Veruca Salt is witnessing the hordes of teenage girls who force their way into the mosh pit.
Some fans showed up with signs to bid farewell to favorite players, a rare horde of media was on hand to document the day.
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Origin and Etymology of horde
Middle French, German, & Polish; Middle 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: 1555See Words from the same year
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Definition of horde for English Language Learners
: a large group of people
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