Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A supply or store of something held or hidden for future use.
  • noun A collection or supply, as of memories or information, that one keeps to oneself for future use.
  • intransitive verb To accumulate a hoard of.
  • intransitive verb To accumulate as much of (something) as one can, as when fearing a shortage.
  • intransitive verb To keep hidden or private.
  • intransitive verb To gather or accumulate a hoard.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To treasure up; collect and store; amass and deposit for preservation or security, or for future use; store; lay up: often followed by up.
  • To gather and save; lay up store.
  • noun Same as hoarding.
  • noun A treasure; a fund; a stock or store laid by; an accumulation of something for preservation or future use; hence, any mass of things preserved by being deposited together.
  • noun A hoarding-place; a treasure-house or treasury.
  • noun A place of retirement or concealment; a closet or cabinet; a lurking-place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See hoarding, 2.
  • noun A store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure
  • transitive verb To collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating.
  • intransitive verb To lay up a store or hoard, as of money.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A hidden, secret supply or fund.
  • noun archaeology A cache of valuable objects or artefacts; a trove.
  • verb To amass, usually for one's personal collection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
  • verb save up as for future use
  • verb get or gather together

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English hord, from Old English; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English hord.

Examples

  • I agree with Paul that you have painted a wonderful character fully in the round, and, yes, possibly the wording about the hoard is slightly illogical, but I disagree with him about her giving away the note.

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  • "This inclination to hoard is deeply ingrained in me, because in the past, in times of scarcity, you took what you could get," Merkel said, referring to former times under communism when people would stand in line for hours to buy a few bananas or oranges.

    Angela Merkel Reflects On German Reunification Anniversary

  • On the other hand, maybe the cash hoard is stuck oveseas and they have trouble repratriating it without paying significant taxes.

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  • The precentage of Riesling in my little hoard is slowly but consistently increasing; Australian, German, Alsace & South American - last month I had an Israeli Riesling!

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  • My point, before I again plumb the depths of my word hoard, and layer some plot onto this thing, and make sure I have committed every possible act of cruelty against these characters, is, I'll see you on the other side.

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  • My point, before I again plumb the depths of my word hoard, and layer some plot onto this thing, and make sure I have committed every possible act of cruelty against these characters, is, I'll see you on the other side.

    Never go up against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line

  • Kaylin's understanding of the Dragon term hoard wasn't exact, but time had made clear that it meant 'touch any of my stuff and die horribly'.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Kaylin's understanding of the Dragon term hoard wasn't exact, but time had made clear that it meant 'touch any of my stuff and die horribly'.

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  • I think hiding your hoard is worth a post of it's own at a later date.

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  • I think hiding your hoard is worth a post of it's own at a later date.

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