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Hoard appears in the following tongue twister:

  • How many boards
    Could the Mongols hoard
    If the Mongol hordes got bored?
    (from the comic Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Waterson)
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Definition of the noun hoard

What does hoard mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hoards

  1. a secret store of valuables or money
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of hoard: cache / stash
    • more generic words: fund / stock / store = a supply of something available for future use

Definition of the verb hoard

What does hoard mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hoarded | hoarding | hoards

  1. save up as for future use
    • example: They hoard the money in the closet
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Many small investors in Belgium store securities
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]Michelle kept the papers in the desk

      Keep Verbs (with the same syntax): keep, leave, stock, store.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of hoard: cache / hive up / lay away / squirrel away / stash
    • more generic terms: lay aside / save / save up = accumulate money for future use
  2. get or gather together

Alternative definition of the verb hoard


  1. To amass, usually for one's personal collection.


"Hoard" is an action-strategy video game developed by Big Sandwich Games Inc. It was released in November 2010 in North America on PlayStation Network, and April 4, 2011 for the PC and Mac on Steam and was released in June 2, 2011 on the PAL PlayStation Network regions.

  • mode: Multiplayer video game, Cooperative gameplay, Single-player video game
  • released on (5 years ago)
  • official website:


  1. Hoard is a town in Clark County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 594 at the 2000 census.
  2. Hoard a.k.a. Hoard, West Virginia: Hoard is an unincorporated community in Monongalia County, West Virginia.


  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 detector hobbyists, members of the public, and archaeologists. Forgetfulness and physical displacement from the location of the hoard may contribute to failing to retrieve it.
  2. Hoard is a website.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hoard

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Google previewG, H, I Versability (2015)

by Roger Maderia

A hoard is a storage of something. This horde is.

Google previewCritical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art (2014)

by Brian A. Brown, Marian H. Feldman

More specifically, the Asmar hoard is the earliest-stratified corpus of 1 A more comprehensive treatment of the Early Dynastic temple statue is Evans 2012, upon which the present study draws. Figure 1: Tell Asmar, Abu Temple, Early Dynastic ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2013)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

hoard: Any collection of objects buried at onetime; a deliberate deposit of complete and/orbroken objects buried inthe ground for subsequent recovery orasa symbolic act. A hoard often included valuables or prized possessions.

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

hoard noun hoards (th) A hoard is a pile or a store of ...

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Usage statistics about hoard

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Hoard Meaning

Video shows what hoard means. A hidden supply or fund.. A cache of valuable objects or artefacts; a trove.. Hoard Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

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Quotes about Hoard

My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them (Emily Dickinson)
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Scrabble value of H4O1A1R1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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