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hoard

 (hôrd)
n.
1. A supply or store of something held or hidden for future use.
2. A collection or supply, as of memories or information, that one keeps to oneself for future use.
v. hoard·ed, hoard·ing, hoards
v.tr.
1. To accumulate a hoard of: hoarded his money in a box under the bed.
2. To accumulate as much of (something) as one can, as when fearing a shortage.
3. To keep hidden or private: "the impulse to hoard the raw material of experience and turn it into art" (Bernard Cooper).
v.intr.
To gather or accumulate a hoard.

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

hoard′er n.

hoard

(hɔːd)
n
1. an accumulated store hidden away for future use
2. a cache of ancient coins, treasure, etc
vb
to gather or accumulate (a hoard)
[Old English hord; related to Old Norse hodd, Gothic huzd, German Hort, Swedish hydda hut]
ˈhoarder n
Usage: Hoard is sometimes wrongly written where horde is meant: hordes (not hoards) of tourists

hoard

(hɔrd, hoʊrd)
n.
1. a supply or accumulation hidden or carefully guarded for preservation or future use: a hoard of money; a hoard of food.
v.t.
2. to accumulate a hoard of.
v.i.
3. to accumulate a hoard.
[before 900; Middle English hord(e), Old English hord, c. Old High German hort, Old Norse hodd, Gothic huzd treasure; akin to hide1, hide2]
hoard′er, n.

Hoard

 a stock or store; something accumulated.
Examples: hoard of human bliss, 1764; of coins, 1851; of facts, 1847; of grace, 1805; of money; of nuts; of provisions; of savings; of secrets.

hoard


Past participle: hoarded
Gerund: hoarding

Imperative
hoard
hoard
Present
I hoard
you hoard
he/she/it hoards
we hoard
you hoard
they hoard
Preterite
I hoarded
you hoarded
he/she/it hoarded
we hoarded
you hoarded
they hoarded
Present Continuous
I am hoarding
you are hoarding
he/she/it is hoarding
we are hoarding
you are hoarding
they are hoarding
Present Perfect
I have hoarded
you have hoarded
he/she/it has hoarded
we have hoarded
you have hoarded
they have hoarded
Past Continuous
I was hoarding
you were hoarding
he/she/it was hoarding
we were hoarding
you were hoarding
they were hoarding
Past Perfect
I had hoarded
you had hoarded
he/she/it had hoarded
we had hoarded
you had hoarded
they had hoarded
Future
I will hoard
you will hoard
he/she/it will hoard
we will hoard
you will hoard
they will hoard
Future Perfect
I will have hoarded
you will have hoarded
he/she/it will have hoarded
we will have hoarded
you will have hoarded
they will have hoarded
Future Continuous
I will be hoarding
you will be hoarding
he/she/it will be hoarding
we will be hoarding
you will be hoarding
they will be hoarding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hoarding
you have been hoarding
he/she/it has been hoarding
we have been hoarding
you have been hoarding
they have been hoarding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hoarding
you will have been hoarding
he/she/it will have been hoarding
we will have been hoarding
you will have been hoarding
they will have been hoarding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hoarding
you had been hoarding
he/she/it had been hoarding
we had been hoarding
you had been hoarding
they had been hoarding
Conditional
I would hoard
you would hoard
he/she/it would hoard
we would hoard
you would hoard
they would hoard
Past Conditional
I would have hoarded
you would have hoarded
he/she/it would have hoarded
we would have hoarded
you would have hoarded
they would have hoarded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoard - a secret store of valuables or moneyhoard - a secret store of valuables or money
fund, store, stock - a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
Verb1.hoard - save up as for future use
lay aside, save up, save - accumulate money for future use; "He saves half his salary"
2.hoard - get or gather togetherhoard - get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
run up - pile up (debts or scores)
corral - collect or gather; "corralling votes for an election"
collect, pull in - get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"
scrape up, scrape, scratch, come up - gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living"
chunk, lump - put together indiscriminately; "lump together all the applicants"
bale - make into a bale; "bale hay"
catch - take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
fund - accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability; "fund a medical care plan"
fund - place or store up in a fund for accumulation
salt away, stack away, stash away, store, hive away, lay in, put in - keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"

hoard

verb
1. save, store, collect, gather, treasure, accumulate, garner, amass, stockpile, buy up, put away, hive, cache, lay up, put by, stash away (informal) They've begun to hoard food and gasoline.
noun
1. store, fund, supply, reserve, mass, pile, heap, fall-back, accumulation, stockpile, stash, cache, treasure-trove a hoard of silver and jewels

hoard

noun
A supply stored or hidden for future use:
Slang: stash.
verb
To store up (supplies or money), usually well beyond one's needs:
Slang: stash.
Translations
ذَخيرَة، كَنْزيَخْزِن، يَدَّخِر
hromaditzásoba
forrådlageroplagre
titkos készlet
forîisafna saman; hamstra
atsargosatsargų kaupėjaskaupti atsargaskrautisankaupos
slepens krājumsslepus uzkrāt/uzglabāt
hromadiť
kopičitizaloga

hoard

[hɔːd]
A. N (= treasure) → tesoro m; (= stockpile) → provisión f
hoards of moneymontones mpl de dinero
B. VT
1. (also to hoard up) (= accumulate) → amontonar, acumular; [+ money] → atesorar
2. (= keep) → guardar

hoard

[ˈhɔːrd]
n
(= food stored) → provisions fpl
a hoard of food → un garde manger
a hoard of money → une cagnotte
[stolen goods] → butin m
The case involves a hoard of silver and jewels valued at up to 40m → L'affaire concerne un butin de près de 40 millions de dollars en argenterie et en bijoux.
vt [+ food, supplies, money] → amasser, engranger
People are hoarding their money → Les gens engrangent leur argent.
They've begun to hoard food and gasoline and save their money → Ils ont commencé à amasser des vivres et de l'essence et à économiser leur argent.
vistocker
I think males have a tendency to hoard → Je trouve que les hommes ont tendance à stocker.
a publicity campaign urging us not to hoard so that shops don't run out of essentials → une campagne publicitaire nous appelant à ne pas stocker afin que les commerces ne manquent pas de produits essentiels

hoard

nVorrat m; (= treasure)Schatz m; a hoard of weaponsein Waffenlager nt; hoard of moneySchatz m, → gehortetes Geld
vt (also hoard up) food etchamstern; money, supplies, weaponshorten; informationzusammentragen; a squirrel hoards nuts for the winterein Eichhörnchen hortet Nüsse für den Winter

hoard

[hɔːd]
1. n (of food) → provviste fpl, scorta; (of money) → gruzzolo
2. vt (also hoard up) (provisions) → fare incetta or provvista di; (money) → ammonticchiare; (old newspapers) → accumulare

hoard

(hoːd) noun
a (sometimes hidden) store (of treasure, food etc). When she was supposed to be on a diet she secretly kept a hoard of potato crisps in a cupboard.
verb
to store up or keep large quantities of (something), often in secret. His mother told him to stop hoarding old newspapers.
ˈhoarder noun
References in classic literature ?
She soon became interested in her work, for her emaciated purse grew stout, and the little hoard she was making to take Beth to the mountains next summer grew slowly but surely as the weeks passed.
I said to myself, "She has parted with all her little hoard to buy the consideration of these unpitying people--it is a sorrowful spectacle.
He took the purse, poured the hoard into his palm, and chuckled over it as if its scantiness amused him.
His tone and look assured her HE had not been the discoverer of the hoard.
That will help us to understand how the love of accumulating money grows an absorbing passion in men whose imaginations, even in the very beginning of their hoard, showed them no purpose beyond it.
The landlord could do nothing with his acres except let them to him; the capitalist's hoard rotted and dwindled until it was lent to him; the worker's muscles and brain were impotent until sold to him.
It was a strange collection, like Billy Bones's hoard for the diversity of coinage, but so much larger and so much more varied that I think I never had more pleasure than in sorting them.
Begone from my presence, thou born monster, storehouse of lies, hoard of untruths, garner of knaveries, inventor of scandals, publisher of absurdities, enemy of the respect due to royal personages
I shall be able to save money here, and to hoard it against the future.
I would rather die on straw than hoard up a thousand a year by being governor of the Bastile.
But, as he passed through the Notch of the mountains, a war party of Indians captured our unlucky merchant, and carried him to Montreal, there holding him in bondage, till, by the payment of a heavy ransom, he had wofully subtracted from his hoard of pine-tree shillings.
What had become of the dazzling hoard of royal jewels exhibited at every close of day?