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Definition of the noun hoarding

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noun - plural: hoardings

  1. large outdoor signboard
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of hoarding: billboard
    • more generic words: sign / signboard = structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted

Alternative definition of the noun hoarding


  1. [UK] A temporary fence-like structure built around building work to add security and prevent accidents to the public.
  2. A roofed wooden shield placed over the battlements of a castle and projecting from them.
  3. [chiefly British] A billboard.


  1. Hoarding is a general term for a behavior that leads people or animals to accumulate food or other items during periods of scarcity.
  2. Hoarding: A hoard or hoarding was a temporary wooden construction that was placed on the exterior of the ramparts of a castle during a siege.
  3. Hoarding or caching in animal behavior is the storage of food in locations hidden from the sight of both conspecifics and members of other species. Most commonly, the function of hoarding or caching is to store food in times of surplus for times when food is less plentiful. However, there is evidence that some amount of caching or hoarding is done in order to ripen the food, called ripening caching. The term hoarding is most typically used for rodents, whereas caching is more commonly used in reference to birds, but the behaviors in both animal groups are quite similar.
    • also known as Scatter-hoarder
  4. Hoarding: In economics, hoarding is the practice of obtaining and holding scarce resources, possibly so that they can be sold to customers for profit.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hoarding

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Google previewCognitive Approaches to Obsessions and Compulsions (2002)

Theory, Assessment, and Treatment by Randy O. Frost, Gail Steketee

Frost and Sophie Oh Introduction Phenomenology of Compulsive Hoarding Hoarding refers to the stocking or...

inconsequential by society, compulsive hoarding is a serious psychiatric problem that disrupts the lifestyle of hoarders ...

Google previewKnowledge Management (2014)

Value Creation Through Organizational Learning by Klaus North, Gita Kumta

knowledge hoarding is a strictly dominant ...

Google previewFire and Life Safety Educator: Principles and Practice (2016)

by Marsha Giesler

Hoarding is the acquisition of, and failure to use or discard, such a large number of possessions that it causes significant clutter and impairment to basic living...

Hoarding is a mental health issue with many contributing psychological causes.

Google previewSocial Creatures (2008)

A Human and Animal Studies Reader by Clifton P. Flynn

As the title suggests, hoarding is a phenomenon that has received little attention from researchers or policy makers, in part because of the difficulty of studying these individuals. This study, by veterinarian Gary Patronek, helps to correct this ...

Google previewClinician's Guide to Severe Hoarding (2014)

A Harm Reduction Approach by Michael A. Tompkins

Second, because severe hoarding is a chronic problem, a team is better able to provide assistance over time, often over many years. Visiting nurses, adult protective service (APS) workers, even family members may come in and out of the life ...

Google previewThe Geek Handbook (2001)

User Guide and Documentation for the Geek in Your Life by Mikki Halpin

Management Tips Hoarding is a deep, almost primal geek behavior. There are many things about your geek that you will be able to change, but this is not one of them. Encourage your geek to get in touch with local schools or nonprofits to ...

Google previewOne Year to an Organized Life (2008)

From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good by Regina Leeds

Hoarding is a medical condition that affects the brain. It is not about being sloppy, willful, or obstinate. Many books deal with the pack rat syndrome, or compulsive hoarding. The most important thing to understand is that the hoarder has no ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015)

by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

Hoarding disorder in humans is generally understood to be a persistent difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. Compulsive hoarding is defined in medical terms as a disorder in which an ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2006)

by David Mcfarland

hoarding 96 are issued on the basis of more general instructions from the level above. Hierarchical principles have often been invoked to account for large portions of the animal's behavioural repertoire. For example, we might describe the ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

hoarding. hip tile A saddle-shaped tile used to cover the hips of a roof. hiragawara See hongawara-buld. & hisashi The eaves area, usually one ken in width which runs parallel to one or more sides or corridors of a traditional Japanese ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychopathology (2012)

by Henry Kellerman

HOARDING Obsessive collecting. The objects collected need not be of any material value to the subject, although they will always be of psychic value. In extreme form, hoarding is a schizophrenic preoccupation and, in this pathological state, ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

Hoarding behaviour has attracted scientific interest as an apparent homologue of acquisitive behaviour in man, both normal and pathological, and as a theoretical challenge: how to account for behaviour that is not apparently aimed at the ...

Google previewMental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry

| Hoarding Disorder heterosexual intercourse. Lastly, those who have STD/ STI are much more likely to contract and pass along HIV than those in the general population. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS; however, early diagnosis and ...

Google previewBuilding Contract Dictionary (2008)

by David Chappell, Vincent Powell-Smith, Derek Marshall, Simon Cavender

Hoarding goods when the payments for hire have reached a sum equal to the amount of the purchase price stated in the agreement or upon payment of a stated sum'336. It is, in effect, a means of buying goods on long-term credit which is ...

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Quotes about Hoarding

People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy. (Laurence Sterne)
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Scrabble value of H4O1A1R1D2I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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