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Meaning of horde

horde

Pronunciation: (hôrd, hōrd), [key]
— n., v., hord•ed, hord•ing.
—n.
  1. a large group, multitude, number, etc.; a mass or crowd: a horde of tourists.
  2. a tribe or troop of Asian nomads.
  3. any nomadic group.
  4. a moving pack or swarm of animals: A horde of mosquitoes invaded the camp.
—v.i.
  1. to gather in a horde: The prisoners horded together in the compound.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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