hoarder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hoarder a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hoarder One who hoards.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hoarder A treasurer; a steward.
    • n hoarder One who hoards or accumulates; one who lays up a store of something; one who gathers and keeps a stock or fund.
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Usage

In literature:

This hoarder of dead bodies, with his stiff and almost heavy movements, is astonishingly quick at storing away wreckage.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
He found the hoarders ready for a spring, and he rapidly gave his orders.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
Food hoarding is an offence and the food is commandeered and the hoarder punished.
"Women and War Work" by Helen Fraser
All the time the hoarder stands with nose in the air, the picture of lofty indifference.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, June 20, 1917" by Various
Hoarders of farthings, I know, deuce take it.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
The California woodrat is not only a food hoarder but a notable thief and robber.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
How can we love our children so that they will become givers of love rather than hoarders of it?
"Herein is Love" by Reuel L. Howe
This hoarder of dead bodies, with his stiff and almost heavy movements, is astonishingly quick at storing away wreckage.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The rich hoarders may control votes hereafter, when they may be candidates, etc.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The hoarder heaps up for others; and the prodigal scatters what others had heaped.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
And that is what he is; a hoarder of political minutiae.
"Behind the Mirrors" by Clinton W. Gilbert
But the hoarder is hard to defeat.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
He was no mere hoarder of wealth, using it as a means to enslave his less fortunate fellow-creatures.
"Whither Thou Goest" by William Le Queux
I wonder if she was a hoarder, like me, who never have the heart to throw anything away?
"The Celebrity at Home" by Violet Hunt
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In news:

Woman Accuses Harlingen ' Hoarder ' Of Code Violations.
OGDEN, Utah — Shelter workers scrambled Tuesday to figure out what to do with 149 sick and starving Chihuahua dogs rescued from the home of an animal-lover turned hoarder .
Hoarders suffer from depression and anxiety.
Bird Hoarder Loses His Flock.
Legal standoff at Aurora bird hoarder home.
Hantavirus found in Texas hoarder 's home featured on TLC show.
113 dead kittens found in apartment of suspected hoarder .
Elvis impersonator Cary in ' Hoarders : Buried Alive'.
At Hoarder 's World, every whim finds room on the shelf.
"I don't throw anything away," says Rudig, owner of Toni's Hoarder 's World.
The Crestview condo is owned by hoarders , a brother and sister who live here.
He wants the hoarders , living like this in unimaginable conditions, to get some help.
Pedro is also a condo owner and knows if the hoarders don't get help, his condo is doomed.
Judge allows former animal hoarder to own pets again.
I can't even watch HOARDERS because it's so disturbing.but going through this process, I can sure see how it could happen.
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