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
On the off-chance that someone opens the dryer, they will think it doesn't work
  and that you are a hoarder.
Toward the end of the book, you say that during your research people opened up
  to you about their experiences with a hoarder.
The clutter often builds up to cause a safety and sanitary hazard to both the
  hoarder and the hoarder's community.
While it may be tempting to argue with a hoarder, this kind of direct
  confrontation rarely works.
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