hoarder


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoarder - a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
pack rat, scavenger, magpie - someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
miser - a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)
niggard, scrooge, skinflint, churl - a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
penny pincher - someone who is excessively careful with money (who pinches every penny before letting go of it)
saver - someone who saves (especially money)
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hoarder

noun saver, miser, collector, squirrel (informal), magpie (Brit.), tight-arse (taboo slang), tight-ass (U.S. taboo slang), niggard Most hoarders have favourite hiding places.
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Translations
مُدَّخِر
hrabivec
hamstrer
áruhalmozó
safnari; hamstrari
chamtivec

hoarder

[ˈhɔːdəʳ] N to be a hoarderser un acaparador
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hoarder

n (= animal) Tier, das Vorräte anlegt (= person)Hamsterer m, → Hamsterin f
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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
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References in classic literature ?
No, I never believed myself to be a hoarder; in fact, I knew only too well that I was a spendthrift.
The envious man beholds his neighbours' honours even in the sky; to the money- hoarder, and the mass of worldly folk, the whole great universe above glitters with sterling coin--fresh from the mint--stamped with the sovereign's head--coming always between them and heaven, turn where they may.
One third of it thou canst well spare to us for thy entertainment and that of thy train, for thou art very rich; one third of it thou canst better spare for charity, for, Bishop, I hear that thou art a hard master to those beneath thee and a close hoarder of gains that thou couldst better and with more credit to thyself give to charity than spend upon thy own likings."
During a raid in Daira Din Pannah a police team arrested an alleged hoarder for stocking 40,000 sugar bags.
Too important, that is, until you start to fear you'll feature on the next series of The Hoarder Next Door and are forced to take action.
Bosses want to take the focus off the hoarder and onto the children and families to get an "unfiltered, non-judgmental"look at hoarding through the eyes of children.
Lauren, who did not want to give her full name, accepted she was a hoarder and agreed to seek help to cure the condition.
Are you a hoarder? Do you hate to throw things out, and save mementos of all sizes and shapes...
"There are a few challenges when insuring a hoarder," explains Anna Bryant of State Farm Insurance.