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



BrE BrE//hɔːd//
; NAmE NAmE//hɔːrd//
(sometimes disapproving)
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a large crowd of people There are always hordes of tourists here in the summer. Football fans turned up in hordes. He could see the infantry advancing in hordes across the open ground. The elves defeated a huge horde of goblins. Word Originmid 16th cent. (originally denoting a tribe or troop of Tartar or other nomads): from Polish horda, from Turkish ordu ‘(royal) camp’.
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