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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 ?
This be the princess, Thuvia of Ptarth, who was captured by the Torquasian horde.
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.
With him came his horde of renegade Arabs, outlawed marauders, these, and equally degraded blacks, garnered from the more debased and ignorant tribes of savage cannibals through whose countries the raider passed to and fro with perfect impunity.
The nightmare of that flight down the Ugambi with the hideous horde racing after him by day and by night, now abreast of him, now lost in the mazes of the jungle far behind for hours and once for a whole day, only to reappear again upon his trail grim, relentless, and terrible, reduced the Russian from a strong and robust man to an emaciated, white-haired, fear-gibbering thing before ever the bay and the ocean broke upon his hopeless vision.
We were part of the horde, though we lived a distance away from it.
Swords of hammered iron--another of my innovations--menaced me, as with lusty shouts the horde charged down.
As the horde of Torn approached their Derby stronghold their young leader turned the command over to Red Shandy and dismounted at the door of Father Claude's cottage.
In five minutes he had wormed his way to the great tree that overhung the palisade at one end of the village, and from his point of vantage looked down upon the savage horde beneath.
Now the power of the crafty old Malay extended from one end of this great river on which the long-house lay to the other, and though not all the tribes admitted allegiance to him, yet there were few who would not furnish him with men and boats when he required them; for his piratical cruises carried him often up and down the stream, and with his savage horde it was possible for him to wreak summary and terrible vengeance upon those who opposed him.
Just thirty days after my advent upon Barsoom we entered the ancient city of Thark, from whose long-forgotten people this horde of green men have stolen even their name.
Here they may resemble those great hordes of the North, "Gog and Magog with their bands," that haunted the gloomy imaginations of the prophets.
That I was indeed upon Mars I now had no doubt, for here were members of the wild hordes that people the dead sea bottoms and deserted cities of that dying planet.