from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To live in hordes; huddle together like the members of a migratory tribe: usually followed by together.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nomadic community
- n. a vast multitude
- n. a moving crowd
But – the rest of the teabagging horde is downright delusional.
The Zulus approach via random chit draw — sometimes one space, sometimes two or three - which can be a very hairy reminder of what an attack by a screaming horde is like.
But the real gem in this treasure horde, is this killer Conan board game from around the same period.
In Blood Meridian, a Western of sorts, Cormac McCarthy writes stuff like: “a horde from a hell more horrible yet than the brimstone land of christian reckoning, screeching and yammering and clothed in smoke like those vaporous beings in regions beyond right knowing where the eye wanders and the lip jerks and drools.”
| Reply horde is evil. and no blabbering make-believe ‘in fact it is not evil’ crap – horde IS evil.
A horde is simply an aggregation of multiple small groups and can be dealt with piecemeal as a result.
I love that this adventurous horde is up for any type of cuisine and will try pretty much anything, even the odd sounding stuff.
Constantinople was again besieged, this time by a horde from the Russian wilderness under the chiefs Dir and Askold.
O, Yogi, essence of our poets, your word horde --- tho not deep, is distinct, your voice unique, rhythms just right.
What is the difference between expanding one’s vocabulary and harvesting a word horde?