What does hoarding mean?

Definitions for hoarding

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hoarding.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. billboard, hoarding(noun)

    large outdoor signboard

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoarding

    of Hoard

  2. Hoarding(noun)

    a screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work

  3. Hoarding(noun)

    a fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or concealing something

  4. Origin: [From OF. hourd, hourt, barrier, palisade, of German or Dutch origin; cf. D. horde hurdle, fence, G. horde, hrde; akin to E. hurdle. 16. See Hurdle.]


  1. Hoarding

    Hoarding is a general term for a behavior that leads people or animals to accumulate food or other items during periods of scarcity.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. hoarding

    See software hoarding.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoarding in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoarding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks:

    He was hoarding most of it, but it's all stolen material from all over numerous counties and it's going to take a lot to sort all this out.

  2. Manuel Roxas:

    The cooperation of our people was very noticeable, we did not see, for instance, price increases, hoarding and looting of shops and petrol stations.

  3. Jeff Cohen:

    We do know that a lot of guys have cash that they are hoarding in anticipation of some of these deals. And they will sell out of names that are trading well to make room for this, other double-B names.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.

  5. Martin King:

    Investors should now be thinking about the long-term implications of the nationalisation of the Japanese ETF market. Many (investors) question whether or not a further decrease in already negative interest rates is necessary to solve the perennial cash-hoarding of Japanese companies.

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