hoard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hoard 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"
    • v hoard save up as for future use
    • n hoard a secret store of valuables or money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Federal Reserve printed up an extra $50 billion in small bills just in case people started hoarding money prior to the year 2000. Since nowhere near that much cash was needed, and there was a long-term storage problem, most of that money was recycled.
    • n Hoard 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.
    • n Hoard See Hoarding, 2.
    • v. t Hoard 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.
    • v. i Hoard To lay up a store or hoard, as of money. "To hoard for those whom he did breed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hoard 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 hoard A hoarding-place; a treasure-house or treasury.
    • n hoard A place of retirement or concealment; a closet or cabinet; a lurking-place.
    • hoard To treasure up; collect and store; amass and deposit for preservation or security, or for future use; store; lay up: often followed by up.
    • hoard To gather and save; lay up store.
    • n hoard Same as hoarding.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hoard hōrd a store: a hidden stock: a treasure: a place for hiding anything
    • v.t Hoard to store: to amass and deposit in secret
    • v.i Hoard to store up: to collect and form a hoard
    • n Hoard hōrd a hurdle or fence enclosing a house and materials while builders are at work: any boarding on which bills are posted.
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Quotations

  • Laurence Sterne
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    “People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.”
  • William J. Durant
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    “Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.”
  • Edward Dahlberg
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    “Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    “The sage does not hoard. Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more; having given all he has to others, he is richer still.”
  • Jack Schwartz
    Jack Schwartz
    “We are hoarding potentials so great that they are just about unimaginable.”
  • Sir Richard Burton
    Sir Richard Burton
    “A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hord, AS. hord,; akin to OS. hord, G. hort, Icel. hodd, Goth. huzd,; prob. from the root of E. hide, to conceal, and of L. custos, guard, E. custody,. See Hide to conceal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From O. Fr. hurdishurt, hourt, hourd, a palisade.

Usage

In literature:

When Euclio discovers the loss of his hoard, he rushes forth in wild lament.
"The Dramatic Values in Plautus" by Wilton Wallace Blancke
I'll look about me, and see if I can't find some of his hidden hoards.
"Brave and Bold" by Horatio Alger
This matter of hoarding tobacco may be a sad error.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
If we neither waste nor hoard, we will not suffer as did Europe from wide-spread unemployment.
"Mobilizing Woman-Power" by Harriot Stanton Blatch
It was now only a question of length of siege, of how much vital force the system had hoarded up.
"Mercy Philbrick's Choice" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Who would know, if Marner was dead, that anybody had come to take his hoard of money away?
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV." by Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
DWARF ALBERICH, the guardian of the Niebelungen hoard.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Edward Henry then remembered that the hoardings had been full of Mr.
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
Lonely am I, and it is no good hoarding them when his sons are hungry.
"Havelok The Dane" by Charles Whistler
Fafnir's wisdom is called "grudged and hoarded wisdom," and his gold the "heavy hoard.
"The Story of Sigurd the Volsung" by William Morris
His heart, no doubt, was as unsentimental as the gold he loved to hoard.
"Brave Men and Women" by O.E. Fuller
It prevents hoarding and speculation.
"Food Guide for War Service at Home" by Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker
I am too thrifty a Frenchman to dissipate the hoards of the state in foreign parts!
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
But now at length it chanced that the fleeing slave lighted upon the hoard.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Mrs. Bell also during these happy weeks was making a little secret hoard of money, which further considerably added to the good lady's felicity.
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
They hoarded no wealth, nor sought it as a means of power or promotion.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
All my long avarice of honour lost, Heaped up in youth, and hoarded up for age!
"The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Worship his superiorities; wish him not less by a thought, but hoard and tell them all.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dandie, however, frequently received more money than he required for his necessities, and took to hoarding it up.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
At this time every one was hoarding and business was paralyzed.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
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In poetry:

She was a laden argosy
Of wealth from the Spanish Main,
And the treasure-hoards of a Portuguese
Returning home again.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
In vain to hoard it up they tried,
Against tomorrow came;
It then bred worms and putrefied,
And proved their sin and shame.
"Manna Hoarded" by John Newton
Fond youth! who dream'st that hoarded gold
Is needful not alone to pay
For all thy various items sold,
To serve the wants of every day;
"From Menander " by William Cowper
If any bliss reserv'd for me
Thou in the leaves of fate should'st see;
If any white propitious hour,
Pregnant with hoarded joys in store;
"Songs" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
Nor churl, nor usurer, e'er be;
Churls are the stewards of the free:
What fathers hoard thro' avarice,
Their lavish heirs spend in a trice.
"Godly Exhortations To A Child " by Rees Prichard
Here lies the hoarded love, the key
To all the treasure that shall be;
Come fated hand the gift to take,
And smite this sleeping world awake.
"For The Briar-Rose" by William Morris

In news:

That woman, according to court documents, is 55-year-old Mary Lou Petrucci accused of hoarding dozens of animals.
Back in 2006, Petrucci had to pay fines for hoarding more than 40 cats and dogs in Montgomery County.
But police said she was living here, keeping a 72- year-old man against his will and hoarding animals.
I set down that first bowl of warm milk and began a rapid descent into the world of cat hoarding .
A Norwich Township man is scheduled to appear in court Thursday to face allegations of hoarding junk and failing to clean up his property.
Lorenz admitted to hoarding for the past three years, allowing his yard to become overrun with items like shovels, bicycles, wheelbarrows and plastic containers.
Too much time has passed for city animal cruelty municipal citations to be issued, so Cullen will likely face no penalties for what authorities have called reptile hoarding .
What I observed of Jane, I can see hoarding is a complicated disorder.
Skeberdis, who has been hoarding birds for years, had been trying to clear out the home on his own.
You might be hoarding too much.
A lot of attention has been brought to the idea of hoarding in recent years.
For others, hoarding is a serious problem that is tied to psychological troubles and insecurities.
The man at the center of the worst case of hoarding Las Vegas has ever seen made his first court appearance Monday morning.
Las Vegas officials swarmed a home last week to deal with what they call the worst case of hoarding they've ever seen.
The home owner has reportedly received eight citations from the city about the hoarding since 2007.
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In science:

The version I described above is what I’ll call a “greedy sandpile,” in which each site hoards its first grain of sand, never letting it go.
Goldbug Variations
DO Dra and YY Dra are both variable, and are in fact the same star (Hoard et al.
Astrophysics in 2005
Since Spitzer, we now see YSO populations across the entire disk of the LMC, while HST also is revealing hoards of pre-main sequence stars in young regions.
Conference Summary: Magellanic System - Stars, Gas and Galaxies
Time-resolved spectroscopy (Szkody, Desai & Hoard 2000; Thorstensen et al. 2002) revealed a very short orbital period of 76.78 min, consistent with this classification.
GALEX and Optical Observations of GW Librae During the Long Decline from Superoutburst
In the diamond market, depending upon the author, the reason invoked was the attempt by the cutters in Tel Aviv to hoard uncut diamonds for the purpose of speculation or the short-lived boom in diamond investment (Boyajian 1988, Epstein 1982).
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
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