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horde

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of horde

  1. a great number of persons or creatures massed together a horde of mosquitoes hordes of shoppers crowding the stores the week before Christmas Synonyms of horde army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, herd, crowd, host, legion, mass, mob, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, throngWords Related to horde masses, millions, rabble, rabblement, riffraff; gaggle; heap, mountain, pile; jam, logjam

Synonym Discussion of horde

crowd, throng, horde, crush, mob mean an assembled multitude. crowd implies a close gathering and pressing together.
    • a crowd gathered
throng and horde suggest movement and pushing.
    • a throng of reporters
    • a horde of shoppers
crush emphasizes the compactness of the group, the difficulty of individual movement, and the attendant discomfort.
    • a crush of fans
mob implies a disorderly crowd with the potential for violence.
    • an angry mob


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