What does hoard mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hoard, cache, stash(verb)

    a secret store of valuables or money

  2. hoard, stash, cache, lay away, hive up, squirrel away(verb)

    save up as for future use

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. hoard(Noun)

    A hidden, secret supply or fund.

  2. hoard(Noun)

    A cache of valuable objects or artefacts; a trove.

  3. hoard(Verb)

    To amass, usually for one's personal collection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoard(noun)

    see Hoarding, 2

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Hoard(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Hoard(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Hoard(verb)

    to lay up a store or hoard, as of money

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Hoard

    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

  1. Hoard

    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.]

  2. Hoard

    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. hurdishurt, hourt, hourd, a palisade.]

Editors Contribution

  1. hoard

    A collection, often depicted as treasure.

    The dragon's hoard was immense, filled with jewels and gold, swords and armor, bones and furs.

    Submitted by JP03 on March 22, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoard in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of hoard in a Sentence

  1. Laurence Sterne:

    People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.

  2. Adam Daubney:

    The area between Grantham and Boston was a zone of intense conflict between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists in the early years of the war, so we can think of the Ewerby hoard as being from the ‘front-line,’ the hoard tells us about the uncertainty and fear that must have been felt at the time, but quite why it was buried – and by whom – is impossible to say.

  3. Gareth Williams:

    The hoard comes from a key moment in English history.

  4. RVM:

    It is strange—people chase and hoard money, and even cheat the world to become rich only to finally leave it all behind.

  5. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson:

    My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them

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