Definition of hoarding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhôrdiNG/


1A large board in a public place, used to display advertisements; a billboard.
Example sentences
  • The hoardings display the London 2012 Candidate City logo with the words ‘Hounslow: Back the Bid’ underneath.
  • The plans were lodged by Braintree Methodist Church on the open land, which is enclosed by fencing and advertisement hoardings.
  • Turn right and follow the rim of the delightful Clashach Cove, whose story is displayed on an artistic hoarding.
1.1A temporary board fence erected around a building site.
Example sentences
  • And, he says, we must learn from them in erecting hoardings.
  • Bromley is currently enlisting artists to submit 8ft x 12 ft artworks on a 170 ft length on the building-site style hoardings.
  • By definition, building site hoardings are rarely things of beauty.


Early 19th century: from obsolete hoard in the same sense (probably based on Old French hourd; related to hurdle) + -ing1.

Words that rhyme with hoarding

according, recording, unrewarding, waterboarding

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hoard·ing

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