From Middle English hord, Old English hord (“an accumulation of valuable objects cached for preservation or future use; treasure; hoard”), from Proto-Germanic *huzdą (“treasure; hoard”), from Proto-Indo-European *kusdʰo-. Cognate with German Hort (“hoard; refuge”), Icelandic hodd (“treasure”), Latin custos (“guard; keeper”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /hɔɹd/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɔːd/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /ho(ː)ɹd/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /hoəd/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)d
- Homophones: horde, whored
hoard (plural hoards)
- A hidden supply or fund.
- a hoard of provisions; a hoard of money
- (archaeology) A cache of valuable objects or artefacts; a trove.
- Misspelling of horde.
- To amass, usually for one's personal collection.