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horde

a wandering group or a swarm: A horde of mosquitoes invaded the camp.
Not to be confused with:
hoard – a stash; to store away: In wartime people have a tendency to hoard supplies.
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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.]
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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
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
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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"
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horde

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

noun
1. An enormous number of persons gathered together:
2. A very large number of things grouped together:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

horde

[ˈhɔːrd] n (= crowd) → horde f
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horde

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

[hɔːd] norda
hordes of screaming children → un'orda di bambini urlanti
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

horde

(hoːd) noun
a crowd or large number (of people etc). Hordes of tourists thronged the temple.
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