Definitions for Hordehɔrd, hoʊrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hordehɔrd, hoʊrd(n.; v.)hord•ed, hord•ing.

  1. (n.)a large group, multitude, or number; crowd.

  2. a tribe or troop of Asian nomads.

    Category: Anthropology

  3. any nomadic group.

    Category: Anthropology

  4. a moving pack or swarm of animals.

  5. (v.i.)to gather in a horde.

Origin of horde:

1545–55; 蠐 Czech, Pol horda蠐 Turkic ordu, orda royal residence or camp; cf. Urdu

Princeton's WordNet

  1. horde, host, legion(noun)

    a vast multitude

  2. horde(noun)

    a nomadic community

  3. drove, horde, swarm(noun)

    a moving crowd

Wiktionary

  1. horde(Noun)

    A wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people (originally Tatars) migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude.

  2. horde(Noun)

    A large number of people.

    We were beset by a horde of street vendors who thought we were tourists and would buy their cheap souvenirs.

  3. Origin: Recorded in English since 1555. From horde, from German Horde, from horda, from орда, which may come directly from Mongol or from West Turkic (compare Tatar urda, 'horde', Turkish ordu, 'camp, army'), from orda, ordu, 'court, camp, horde'; akin to Kalmuk orda.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horde(noun)

    a wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude


Translations for Horde

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

horde(noun)

a crowd or large number (of people etc)

Hordes of tourists thronged the temple.

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