Definition of hoard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hɔːd//
; NAmE NAmE//hɔːrd//
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hoard (of something) a collection of money, food, valuable objects, etc., especially one that somebody keeps in a secret place so that other people will not find or steal it They dug up a hoard of Roman coins. Word OriginOld English hord (noun), hordian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to German Hort (noun), horten (verb).Extra examples He controls a cash hoard of some $1 billion. a vast hoard of treasure her secret hoard of food one of the biggest hoards of Roman coins ever found Police have uncovered a hoard of stolen goods which may help to trace the fugitives.
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