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hoard

hoard

 
 
pronunciation:
hord
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition: a collection or supply of something that is hidden or stored in order to have it available in the future.
Our family keeps a hoard of food in the basement in case of disaster.
synonyms:
reserve, store, supply
similar words:
accumulation, provision, stock
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: hoarded, hoarding, hoards
definition: to collect or save up as a hoard.
A squirrel hoards nuts to eat in winter.
synonyms:
reserve, store
similar words:
accumulate, collect, gather, heap, save
derivation: hoarder (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word horde (large number)? Hoard and horde sound alike but have different meanings.