from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hidden fund or supply stored for future use; a cache.
- intransitive v. To gather or accumulate a hoard.
- transitive v. To accumulate a hoard of.
- transitive v. To keep hidden or private.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hidden, secret supply or fund.
- n. A cache of valuable objects or artefacts; a trove.
- v. To amass, usually for one's personal collection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See hoarding, 2.
- n. A store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure
- transitive v. To collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating.
- intransitive v. To lay up a store or hoard, as of money.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A treasure; a fund; a stock or store laid by; an accumulation of something for preservation or future use; hence, any mass of things preserved by being deposited together.
- n. A hoarding-place; a treasure-house or treasury.
- n. A place of retirement or concealment; a closet or cabinet; a lurking-place.
- To treasure up; collect and store; amass and deposit for preservation or security, or for future use; store; lay up: often followed by up.
- To gather and save; lay up store.
- n. Same as hoarding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a secret store of valuables or money
- v. save up as for future use
- v. get or gather together
Middle English hord, from Old English; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English hord. (Wiktionary)