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



    BrE BrE//ˈhɔːdɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrdɪŋ//
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  1. 1(British English) (also billboard North American English, British English) [countable] a large board on the outside of a building or at the side of the road, used for putting advertisements on advertising hoardings See related entries: Marketing
  2. 2[countable] (British English) a temporary fence made of boards that is placed around an area of land until a building has been built
  3. 3[uncountable] the act of hoarding things Consumer hoarding of limited goods, such as gasoline and paper, is creating shortages in stores.
  4. Word Origin early 19th cent.: from obsolete hoard in the same sense (probably based on Old French hourd; related to hurdle) + -ing.
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