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Definition of "hoard" []

  • A hidden fund or supply stored for future use; a cache. (noun)
  • To gather or accumulate a hoard. (verb-intransitive)
  • To accumulate a hoard of. (verb-transitive)
  • To keep hidden or private. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hoard" in a sentence
  • ""This inclination to hoard is deeply ingrained in me, because in the past, in times of scarcity, you took what you could get," Merkel said, referring to former times under communism when people would stand in line for hours to buy a few bananas or oranges."
  • "The precentage of Riesling in my little hoard is slowly but consistently increasing; Australian, German, Alsace & South American - last month I had an Israeli Riesling!"
  • "On the other hand, maybe the cash hoard is stuck oveseas and they have trouble repratriating it without paying significant taxes."