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Meaning of hoard

hoard

Pronunciation: (hôrd, hōrd), [key]
— n.
  1. a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc.: a vast hoard of silver.
—v.t.
  1. to accumulate for preservation, future use, etc., in a hidden or carefully guarded place: to hoard food during a shortage.
—v.i.
  1. to accumulate money, food, or the like, in a hidden or carefully guarded place for preservation, future use, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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