American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large group or crowd; a swarm: a horde of mosquitoes. See Synonyms at crowd1.
- n. A nomadic Mongol tribe.
- n. A nomadic tribe or group.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tribe or troop of Asiatic nomads dwelling in tents or wagons, and migrating from place to place to procure pasturage for their cattle, or for war or plunder.
- n. Hence Any clan or troop; a gang; a migratory crew; a multitude.
- To live in hordes; huddle together like the members of a migratory tribe: usually followed by together.
- n. A wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people (originally Tatars) migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude.
- n. A large number of people.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude.
- n. Any large group of people or animals, especially one wandering or moving about.
- n. a nomadic community
- n. a vast multitude
- n. a moving crowd
- Recorded in English since 1555. From Middle French horde, from German Horde, from Polish horda, from Russian орда (ordá), which may come directly from Mongol or from West Turkic (compare Tatar urda, 'horde', Turkish ordu, 'camp, army'), from Mongolian orda, ordu, 'court, camp, horde'; akin to Kalmuk orda. (Wiktionary)
- Ultimately (via Polish horda) from North-Western Turkic ordï, residence, court, from Old Turkic ordu. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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