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hoarding1

[hawr-ding, hohr-] /ˈhɔr dɪŋ, ˈhoʊr-/
noun
1.
the act of a person who hoards.
2.
hoardings, things that are hoarded.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; hoard + -ing1

hoarding2

[hawr-ding, hohr-] /ˈhɔr dɪŋ, ˈhoʊr-/
noun
1.
a temporary fence enclosing a construction site.
2.
British. a billboard.
Origin
1815-25; obsolete hoard (≪ Old French hourd(e) palisade made of hurdles < Germanic; compare German Hürde hurdle) + -ing1

hoard

[hawrd, hohrd] /hɔrd, hoʊrd/
noun
1.
a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc.:
a vast hoard of silver.
verb (used with object)
2.
to accumulate for preservation, future use, etc., in a hidden or carefully guarded place:
to hoard food during a shortage.
verb (used without object)
3.
to accumulate money, food, or the like, in a hidden or carefully guarded place for preservation, future use, etc.
Origin
before 900; Middle English hord(e), Old English hord; cognate with Old Norse hodd, Old High German hort, Gothic huzd treasure; see hide1, hide2
Related forms
hoarder, noun
unhoarded, adjective
Can be confused
hoard, horde.
Synonyms
1. stockpile, reserve, cache, store, stock.
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  • The cut-off date is intended in part to prevent hoarding.
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  • Whatever brought on the initial shock, hoarding now is exacerbating it.
  • Specially if hoarding of resources by a few results in suffering by others.
  • hoarding horrifies me, perhaps in part because it is profoundly ugly.
  • In the corporate world such hoarding leads to lost profits.
  • No need to hide out in the woods, hoarding emergency rations and ammo.
  • Perhaps that hoarding is an insurance against unpredictable government.
  • Lake took to the challenge of exposing fakes with the same zeal he's shown in hoarding miniature liquor bottles.
  • On the other hand, it seems that many firms are hoarding labour.
British Dictionary definitions for hoarding

hoarding

/ˈhɔːdɪŋ/
noun
1.
a large board used for displaying advertising posters, as by a road Also called (esp US and Canadian) billboard
2.
a temporary wooden fence erected round a building or demolition site
Word Origin
C19: from C15 hoard fence, from Old French hourd palisade, of Germanic origin, related to Gothic haurds, Old Norse hurth door

hoard

/hɔːd/
noun
1.
an accumulated store hidden away for future use
2.
a cache of ancient coins, treasure, etc
verb
3.
to gather or accumulate (a hoard)
Derived Forms
hoarder, noun
Usage note
Hoard is sometimes wrongly written where horde is meant: hordes (not hoards) of tourists
Word Origin
Old English hord; related to Old Norse hodd, Gothic huzd, German Hort, Swedish hydda hut
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Word Origin and History for hoarding

hoard

n.

Old English hord "treasure, valuable stock or store," from Proto-Germanic *huzdam (cf. Old Saxon hord "treasure, hidden or inmost place," Old Norse hodd, German Hort, Gothic huzd "treasure," literally "hidden treasure"), from PIE root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)).

v.

Old English hordian, cognate with Old High German gihurten, German gehorden, Gothic huzdjan, from the root of hoard (n.). Related: Hoarded; hoarding.

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