American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A temporary wooden fence around a building or structure under construction or repair.
- n. Chiefly British A billboard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of amassing or making a hoard.
- n. In medieval fortification, a covered structure of timber, either temporary or permanent, placed on top of the walls and towers of a fortress to afford increased facilities for defense. The hoarding projected beyond the face of the wall, in order that missiles might be dropped through machicolations or holes in its floor upon an enemy below; and it was provided with numerous loopholes for the convenience of the defending marksmen.
- n. A fence for inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work; any similar inclosure of boards.
- n. Hence A bill-board; any boarding on which bills are posted.
- n. Also hoard.
- n. UK A temporary fence-like structure built around building work to add security and prevent accidents to the public.
- n. A roofed wooden shield placed over the battlements of a castle and projecting from them.
- n. chiefly UK A billboard.
- v. present participle of hoard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.), engraving A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work.
- n. A fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or concealing something.
- n. large outdoor signboard
- See hoard (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete hoard, hourd, from French dialectal hourd, fence, scaffold, hurdle, from Old French, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Officials deemed it unfit for human occupancy because of what he called hoarding.”
“It’s probably not a coincidence that FDR used the word hoarding three times in his executive order requiring the surrender of gold.”
“He must allow that government will assume partial powers of the hoarde as long as the hoarding is in our biology.”
“Some people call it hoarding but to me it's just creativity, and it's much less expensive than owning the actual homes.”
“Either way, I just think that hoarding is so misunderstood.”
“Yes, hoarding is often associated with Paranoid Schizophrenia.”
“But I totally agree with you that the hoarding is often sign of a deeper, more complicated issue.”
“Since corporate America is more interested in hoarding than rehiring, the New Poor are going to be around for awhile.”
“Compulsive hoarding is NOT something i have ever suffered from, not anyone in my family.”
“The problem with hoarding is that you don't know how long it would have to be stored.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘hoarding’.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
Shamelessly ripped off from this site and others (to be named hereinafter). (Fair warning: for my own edification, I may add definitions/comments from the site, but you might want to just go there ...
but now they're not because I looked them up. In cases of polysemy or homography, *of course* it was the oddest meaning that stumped me. ;)
Looking for tweets for hoarding.