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horde

 (hôrd)
n.
1. A large group or crowd; a swarm: a horde of mosquitoes. See Synonyms at crowd1.
2.
a. A nomadic Mongol or Turkic tribe.
b. A nomadic tribe or group.

[Ultimately (via German Horde, Polish horda, and kindred words in other languages of central Europe, with initial h-, of obscure origin) from Ukrainian orda, tribe or army of Mongols and Turkic peoples (as the Golden Horde) from North-Western Turkic ordï, encampment, residence, court, from Old Turkic ordu.]

horde

(hɔːd)
n
1. a vast crowd; throng; mob
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a local group of people in a nomadic society
3. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a nomadic group of people, esp an Asiatic group
4. (Zoology) a large moving mass of animals, esp insects
vb
(intr) to form, move in, or live in a horde
[C16: from Polish horda, from Turkish ordū camp; compare Urdu]
Usage: Horde is sometimes wrongly written where hoard is meant: a hoard (not horde) of gold coins

horde

(hɔrd, hoʊrd)

n., v. hord•ed, hord•ing. n.
1. a large group, multitude, or number; crowd.
2. a tribe or troop of Asian nomads.
3. any nomadic group.
4. a moving pack or swarm of animals.
v.i.
5. to gather in a horde.
[1545–55; « Czech, Polish horda « Turkic ordu, orda royal residence or camp; compare Urdu]

Horde

 a great company, esp. of savage or uncivilized people. See also gang, rabble, troop.
Examples: horde of barbarians: of Gauls, 1838; of gnats; of Goths, 1695; of insects, 1834; of misers—Lipton, 1970; of pirates, 1837; of regicides, 1796; of savages—Brewer, Tartars, 1594; of wolves, 1864; of young readers, 1888.

horde


Past participle: horded
Gerund: hording

Imperative
horde
horde
Present
I horde
you horde
he/she/it hordes
we horde
you horde
they horde
Preterite
I horded
you horded
he/she/it horded
we horded
you horded
they horded
Present Continuous
I am hording
you are hording
he/she/it is hording
we are hording
you are hording
they are hording
Present Perfect
I have horded
you have horded
he/she/it has horded
we have horded
you have horded
they have horded
Past Continuous
I was hording
you were hording
he/she/it was hording
we were hording
you were hording
they were hording
Past Perfect
I had horded
you had horded
he/she/it had horded
we had horded
you had horded
they had horded
Future
I will horde
you will horde
he/she/it will horde
we will horde
you will horde
they will horde
Future Perfect
I will have horded
you will have horded
he/she/it will have horded
we will have horded
you will have horded
they will have horded
Future Continuous
I will be hording
you will be hording
he/she/it will be hording
we will be hording
you will be hording
they will be hording
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hording
you have been hording
he/she/it has been hording
we have been hording
you have been hording
they have been hording
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hording
you will have been hording
he/she/it will have been hording
we will have been hording
you will have been hording
they will have been hording
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hording
you had been hording
he/she/it had been hording
we had been hording
you had been hording
they had been hording
Conditional
I would horde
you would horde
he/she/it would horde
we would horde
you would horde
they would horde
Past Conditional
I would have horded
you would have horded
he/she/it would have horded
we would have horded
you would have horded
they would have horded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horde - a vast multitude
concourse, throng, multitude - a large gathering of people
2.horde - a nomadic community
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
Golden Horde - a Mongolian army that swept over eastern Europe in the 13th century
3.horde - a moving crowdhorde - a moving crowd      
crowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"

horde

noun crowd, mob, swarm, press, host, band, troop, pack, crew, drove, gang, multitude, throng A horde of people was screaming for tickets.

horde

noun
1. An enormous number of persons gathered together:
2. A very large number of things grouped together:
Translations
حَشْدٌ مِن، عَدَد كَبير من
hordahouf
hordesværm
horda
horda
hjörî, mergî
orda
barspūlis
horda

horde

[hɔːd] N (= large number, crowd) → multitud f (Hist) → horda f

horde

[ˈhɔːrd] n (= crowd) → horde f

horde

n
(of wild animals)Horde f; (of insects)Schwarm m
(inf)Masse f; (of football fans, children etc)Horde f (pej)

horde

[hɔːd] norda
hordes of screaming children → un'orda di bambini urlanti

horde

(hoːd) noun
a crowd or large number (of people etc). Hordes of tourists thronged the temple.
References in classic literature ?
He plays like one possessed by a demon, by a whole horde of demons.
Half of the summer horde in Switzerland is made up of English people; the other half is made up of many nationalities, the Germans leading and the Americans coming next.
The scene I had witnessed seemed to mark the defeat and annihilation of the forces of a kindred people, rather than the routing by our green warriors of a horde of similar, though unfriendly, creatures.
I figgered we'd find her here," and he went on with his bellowing remarks to the dusty horde drawing close to the steamer's side.
They are, certainly, more like a nation of saints than a horde of savages.
Hunt and his party descending the channel and dauntlessly approaching the point of danger; but it suddenly changed into surprise on beholding the boat pass close by the savage horde unmolested, and steer out safely into the broad river.
The palanquin reeled off, followed by straggling torches and a horde of dogs.
From the city the red warriors were rushing toward us, and from the jungle the savage horde of green men were coming to meet them.
Some patriarchs wore awful turbans, but the grand mass of the infidel horde wore the fiery red skull-cap they call a fez.
However, a few shots scattered them, and the chattering horde scampered off, leaving several of their number on the ground.
At night, when the remainder of the beggar horde slept, when there was no longer a window lighted in the dingy façades of the Place, when not a cry was any longer to be heard proceeding from those innumerable families, those ant-hills of thieves, of wenches, and stolen or bastard children, the merry tower was still recognizable by the noise which it made, by the scarlet light which, flashing simultaneously from the air-holes, the windows, the fissures in the cracked walls, escaped, so to speak, from its every pore.
He had ridden far that night, and fast, for he had but come from the despoiling of the incubator of a neighbouring green horde with which the hordes of Torquas were perpetually warring.