hoard

[hawrd, hohrd]
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

hoarder, noun
unhoarded, adjective

hoard, horde.


1. stockpile, reserve, cache, store, stock.
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hoard (hɔːd)
 
n
1.  an accumulated store hidden away for future use
2.  a cache of ancient coins, treasure, etc
 
vb
3.  to gather or accumulate (a hoard)
 
[Old English hord; related to Old Norse hodd, Gothic huzd, German Hort, Swedish hydda hut]
 
usage  Hoard is sometimes wrongly written where horde is meant: hordes (not hoards) of tourists
 
'hoarder
 
n

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hoard
O.E. hord "treasure, valuable stock or store," from P.Gmc. *khuzdan (cf. O.N. hodd, Ger. hort, Goth. huzd "treasure," lit. "hidden treasure"), from *kuzdho, probably from PIE base *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)). The verb is from O.E. hordian.
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Example sentences
They have hoarded all of the gold and silver but it will be to no avail.
Expect profits to be regularly reinvested into growing the company, not hoarded
  or dished out in dividends.
It became obvious that some players weren't playing fairly and hoarded points.
We found that they hoarded nuts and grains, slept all day, and scurried about
  at night.
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