What does horde mean?

Definitions for horde
hɔrd, hoʊrdhorde

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word horde.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. horde, host, legionnoun

    a vast multitude

  2. hordenoun

    a nomadic community

  3. drove, horde, swarmnoun

    a moving crowd

GCIDE

  1. Hordenoun

    Hence: Any large group of people or animals, especially one wandering or moving about; as, the movie star was surrounded by a horde of screaming fans.

Wiktionary

  1. hordenoun

    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. hordenoun

    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. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hordenoun

    A clan; a migratory crew of people.

    Of lost mankind, in polish’d slavery sunk,
    Drove martial horde on horde with dreadful sweep,
    And gave the vanquish’d world another form. James Thomson, Winter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hordenoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [F. horde (cf. G. horde), fr. Turk. ord, ord, camp; of Tartar origin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Horde

    hōrd, n. a migratory or wandering tribe or clan.—v.i. to live together as a horde.—Golden horde (see Golden). [Fr.,—Turk. ordū, camp—Pers. ōrdū, court, camp, horde of Tatars.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. horde

    A wandering troop or gang; especially a clan or tribe of a nomadic people possessing no fixed habitations, but migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, or the like cause.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HORDE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Horde is ranked #94730 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Horde surname appeared 193 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Horde.

    41.4% or 80 total occurrences were White.
    39.9% or 77 total occurrences were Black.
    9.3% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.1% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Herod

  2. Rhode

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horde in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horde in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of horde in a Sentence

  1. Lord Byron, Don Juan:

    Society is now one polished horde, --- Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.

  2. Camille Paglia:

    Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.

  3. Chris Cuomo:

    You can build a physical barrier. But why say its a cure-all to keep back this demonized group of people, like this marauding horde that doesnt exist. [Trump] created all of this. Its all bogus.

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