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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Word Origin & History

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
There are thousands of other data hoards, public and private, all around the
  country.
Our own overwhelming hoards of digital information are the next chapter in that
  endless story.
Those hoards of people are in on an plot that they managed to keep secret
  except from hoaxers.
Hoards of dollars that seemed wasteful before last autumn's panic no longer
  seem quite so excessive.
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