from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A temporary wooden fence around a building or structure under construction or repair.
- n. Chiefly British A billboard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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. A billboard.
- v. Present participle of hoard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large outdoor signboard
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)
From Old French hourd, hourt ("barrier, palisade") (Wiktionary)
See hoard (Wiktionary)