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hoard

hoard

 
 
pronunciation:
hord
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition: a collection or supply of something that is hidden, stored, or guarded, as for use at a later time or to keep it from being stolen; cache.
The family keeps a hoard of food in the cellar in case of a disaster.The police found a hoard of stolen goods in the warehouse.
synonyms:
cache, reserve, stash, stockpile, store, supply
similar words:
accumulation, provision, stock
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hoarded, hoarding, hoards
definition: to collect or save up as a hoard.
Many people hoarded sugar when prices began to soar.He was a miser who hoarded his wealth.
synonyms:
cache, pile, reserve, squirrel, stash, stockpile, store
similar words:
accumulate, amass, collect, gather, heap, save
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to collect things as a hoard.
synonyms:
stockpile
similar words:
accumulate, amass, collect, heap, pile, stock
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derivation: hoarder (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word horde (large number)? Hoard and horde sound alike but have different meanings.