See also: Horde, hörde, and hørde

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Recorded in English since 1555. From Middle French horde, from German Horde, from Polish horda, from Russian орда (orda, horde", 'clan, troop'), probably from Kipchak Turkic (compare Tatar урда (urda, horde)), from Proto-Turkic *or- (army, place of staying of the army, ruler etc.). Cognates include Turkish ordu (camp, army), Mongolian орду (ordu, court, castle, royal compound, camp, horde), Kalmyk орда (orda) and English Urdu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

horde (plural hordes)

  1. A wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people (originally Tatars) migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude.
  2. A large number of people.
    We were beset by a horde of street vendors who thought we were tourists and would buy their cheap souvenirs.
    • 1907, Jack London, Before Adam, page Chapter IV
      It is true, the more progressive members of our horde lived in the caves above the river.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

horde (third-person singular simple present hordes, present participle hording or hordeing, simple past and past participle horded)

  1. to travel en masse, to flock
    • 1824, T. E., Oriental Wanderings, or the Fortunes of Felix. A romance, page 69:
      "What wouldst thou insinuate?" replied Elmuton, sarcastically; “has he not been watched, and secretly discovered hordeing with Christians?

Usage notesEdit

  • Sometimes confused with hoard.

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Horde.

NounEdit

horde c (singular definite horden, plural indefinite horder)

  1. horde

InflectionEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

horde f (plural horden or hordes, diminutive hordetje n)

  1. A horde
  2. A troop of boy scouts, comprising no more than 24 cubs

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

horde f (plural horden, diminutive hordetje n)

  1. A gross sieve
  2. A hurdle
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

horde f (plural hordes)

  1. A horde

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English hord.

NounEdit

horde

  1. Alternative form of hord

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English hordian.

VerbEdit

horde

  1. Alternative form of horden

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Horde

NounEdit

horde m (definite singular horden, indefinite plural horder, definite plural hordene)

  1. a horde

ReferencesEdit


Upper SorbianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

horde

  1. inflection of hordy:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural