Definitions of hoard

  1. get or gather together; " I am accumulating evidence for athe man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; " She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"
  2. a secret store of valuables or money
  3. get or gather together; " I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; " She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; " She rolled up a small fortune"
  4. A store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure; as, a hoard of provisions; a hoard of money.
  5. To collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating; as, to hoard grain.
  6. To lay up a store or hoard, as of money.
  7. A store or treasure laid up secretly; a collection of things.
  8. To lay up money; to store goods; as, he hoards because it gives him pleasure.
  9. To collect and lay up; to store secretly; to accumulate; as, he hoards his money for others.
  10. A store: a hidden stock: a treasure.
  11. To store: to amass and deposit in secret.
  12. To store up: to collect and form a hoard.
  13. HOARDER.
  14. Hidden store.
  15. To store safely.
  16. To gather and store away; accumulate.
  17. That which has been accumulated and stored away; a stock or store.
  18. A store or large quantity of anything laid up; a hidden stock; a treasure.
  19. A fence enclosing a house and materials while builders are at work.
  20. To collect and lay up in store.
  21. To store up.
  22. A store or stock of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden stock; a treasure.
  23. To collect and lay up a quantity of anything; to amass or store up secretly.
  24. A timber fence enclosing builders while at work; a fence about any building while erecting or under repair.

Usage examples for hoard

  1. The purchase of a horse is, indeed, the great object of their ambition; and little attention having hitherto been directed to the breeding of these animals, they are imported from California, at an expense of from two to three, or even five hundred piastres; so that many a Wahuaner is obliged to hoard his whole earnings for years together, to raise the means of indulging in this luxury. – A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2 by Otto von Kotzebue
  2. You can give some of it to your mother- not a great deal, but a little- and the rest you can spend on yourself, or you can hoard it, just as you like. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  3. " No, sir," answered Hoard, in surprise at my question. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  4. As the hour sounds, he will see the guardian of the hoard appear at the top of the ravine, a dark mailed warrior, mounted on a sable steed, who leaps into the gulf and vanishes when mortal men accost him. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  5. Everyone longed to touch and feel about in the glittering pile, but no one as yet had dared to lay a finger on the smallest grain in the hoard. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  6. We may be quite sure that Sophie Gordeloup brought no sovereigns with her to England when she came over with Lady Ongar after the earl's death, and that the hoard before her contained simply the plunder which she had collected during this her latest visit to the " accursed" country which she was going to leave. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  7. And yet I hoard no grain in my barns, I build no churches, or clocks, or ships, or galleys, or manor- houses. – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton
  8. He realized, of course, that every hour he remained here, now that food and money were gone, lessened the chances of escape; but, on the other hand, he reasoned, with equal force, that if he had indeed stumbled upon the missing hoard salvation for all of them was assured. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  9. There was an affectingness in this view of the mechanical old man bearing his poor hoard to bestow it. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. I am getting down again; my poor hoard is going! – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  11. The cousin had been very generous and set them up with a tolerable hoard of bits and scraps, so that, what with paper and paint and all, they were, as Joe declared, " fit for a queen to live in." – Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves by Frances Freeling Broderip
  12. He does not seek to hoard money; he intends to spend it. – Deep Furrows by Hopkins Moorhouse
  13. They hoard and amass their goods with assiduous pain and labor; they possess them with fear and anxiety of mind; and quit them at last with grief and groans, when they can no longer enjoy them. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  14. It was in January 1534 that Hernando, brother of Francisco Pizarro, was directed to return to Seville with a great hoard of treasure. – The Story of Seville by Walter M. Gallichan
  15. Such title, as exists to Parmenter's hoard, is in me, and I am not minded to relinquish it without a struggle. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  16. Forsooth I have sworn an oath, that I would not show the hoard, the while and any of my lords still live; so I shall give it to none. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  17. The hoard of Hendrik Brant is not forgotten, nor those who have its key. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  18. That night within the grave without hoard or child I lay, No spouse, no friend were there, no comrade and no kin. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton