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.
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)

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.
Translations
مُدَّخِر
hrabivec
hamstrer
áruhalmozó
safnari; hamstrari
chamtivec

hoarder

[ˈhɔːdəʳ] N to be a hoarderser un acaparador

hoarder

n (= animal) Tier, das Vorräte anlegt (= person)Hamsterer m, → Hamsterin f

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 ?
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.
HOARDER Sue shares her home with nearly 100 dolls, seven dogs, four cats, two parrots, hundreds of knick knacks - and her partner Neil.
4) From a neighborhood perspective, other items kept by the hoarder can pose a fire risk.
Another old hoarder was paired with a young man who lived to clean.
If you are a hoarder, you have an emotional attachment to the objects you keep.
He says that the typical hoarder is frequently "too ashamed and afraid to call a repairman to fix broken items in the home, so they ultimately grow into major problems.
Vanessa wasn't always a hoarder, but as she got older the hoarding got worse.
HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged to report their compulsive hoarder neighbours to the fire service in a bid to cut the number of blazes in cluttered homes.
What is the point of putting psychological help in place to get the hoarder to the level of accepting help, when there is no structure in place to deal with clutter and squalor and provide the necessary follow-up?
Check out the "Inside Selling Houses Australia" Episode 2 "Hoarder Heaven" recap to remember the episodes featuring various hoarders from the show's Series 1 to 7.