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HOARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hoard mean? 

HOARD (noun)
  The noun HOARD has 1 sense:

1. a secret store of valuables or money

  Familiarity information: HOARD used as a noun is very rare.


HOARD (verb)
  The verb HOARD has 2 senses:

1. save up as for future use
2. get or gather together

  Familiarity information: HOARD used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOARD (noun)


Sense 1hoard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A secret store of valuables or money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

hoard; stash; cache

Hypernyms ("hoard" is a kind of...):

fund; stock; store (a supply of something available for future use)


HOARD (verb)


Sense 1hoard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Save up as for future use

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

cache; hive up; hoard; lay away; squirrel away; stash

Hypernyms (to "hoard" is one way to...):

lay aside; save; save up (feather one's nest; have a nest egg)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They hoard the money in the closet


Sense 2hoard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get or gather together

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

accumulate; collect; compile; amass; hoard; roll up; pile up

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "hoard" is one way to...):

hive away; lay in; put in; salt away; stack away; stash away; store (keep or lay aside for future use)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hoard"):

run up (pile up (debts or scores))

corral (collect or gather)

collect; pull in (get or bring together)

come up; scrape; scrape up; scratch (gather (money or other resources) together over time)

chunk; lump (put together indiscriminately)

bale (make into a bale)

catch (take in and retain)

fund (accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability)

fund (place or store up in a fund for accumulation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They hoard the money in the closet


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