Definition of

Hoard

  1. (noun, possession) a secret store of valuables or money
  2. (verb, possession) get or gather together
    She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    She rolled up a small fortune
  3. (verb, possession) save up as for future use

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Hoard

  1. O.E. hord "treasure, valuable stock or store," from P.Gmc. *khuzdan (cf. O.N. hodd, Ger. hort, Goth. huzd "treasure," lit. "hidden treasure"), from *kuzdho, probably from PIE base *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)). The verb is from O.E. hordian. more

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