hoard, cache, stash(verb)
a secret store of valuables or money
hoard, stash, cache, lay away, hive up, squirrel away(verb)
save up as for future use
roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard(verb)
get or gather together
"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
A hidden, secret supply or fund.
A cache of valuable objects or artefacts; a trove.
To amass, usually for one's personal collection.
see Hoarding, 2
a store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure; as, a hoard of provisions; a hoard of money
to collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating; as, to hoard grain
to lay up a store or hoard, as of money
Origin: [OE. hord, AS. hord; akin to OS. hord, G. hort, Icel. hodd, Goth. huzd; prob. from the root of E. hide to conceal, and of L. custos guard, E. custody. See Hide to conceal.]
In archaeology, a hoard, or 'wealth deposit', is a collection of valuable objects or artifacts, sometimes purposely buried in the ground. This would usually be with the intention of later recovery by the hoarder; hoarders sometimes died before retrieving the hoard, and these surviving hoards may be uncovered much later by metal-detectorists, members of the public, and archaeologists. Forgetfulness and physical displacement from the location of the hoard may contribute to failing to retrieve it. Hoards provide a useful method of providing dates for artifacts through association as they can usually be assumed to be contemporary and therefore used in creating chronologies. Hoards can also be considered an indicator of the relative degree of unrest in ancient societies. Thus conditions in 5th century and 6th century Britain spurred the burial of hoards, of which the most famous are the Hoxne Hoard, Suffolk; the Mildenhall Treasure, the Fishpool Hoard, Nottinghamshire, the Water Newton hoard, Cambridgeshire, and the Cuerdale Hoard, Lancashire, all preserved in the British Museum. Prudence Harper of the Metropolitan Museum of Art voiced some practical reservations about hoards at the time of the Soviet exhibition of Scythian gold in New York, 1975. Writing of the so-called "Maikop treasure", Harper warned:
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hōrd, n. a store: a hidden stock: a treasure: a place for hiding anything.—v.t. to store: to amass and deposit in secret.—v.i. to store up: to collect and form a hoard.—n. Hoard′er. [A.S. hord; Ice. hodd, Ger. hort.]
hōrd, Hoarding, hōrd′ing, n. a hurdle or fence enclosing a house and materials while builders are at work: any boarding on which bills are posted. [From O. Fr. hurdis—hurt, hourt, hourd, a palisade.]
A collection, often depicted as treasure.
The dragon's hoard was immense, filled with jewels and gold, swords and armor, bones and furs.
The numerical value of hoard in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of hoard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The hoard comes from a key moment in English history.
My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them
This hoard has the potential to provide important new information on relations between Mercia and Wessex.
People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.
The purpose of #wealth is to #heal and not to #hoard. In your selfishness with your wealth you renounce your claim to it.
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- skat, puge, forråd, samle, hamstreDanish
- Vorrat, Hort, hortenGerman
- tesoro, guardado, acaparar, atesorar, acaparamiento, bien oculto, amasarSpanish
- ahnehtia, kahmia, rohmuta, kätkö, aarre, kahmaista, hamstrataFinnish
- accumuler, magot, trésor, amasser, thésauriserFrench
- taisgScottish Gaelic
- trezorifar, amasigar, amaseskar, akumularIdo
- scorta, rinvenimento, tesoro, tesaurizzare, gruzzolo, scoperta, collezionare, accumulareItalian
- tesouro, acumularPortuguese
- запаса́ть, запа́с, запасти́Russian
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