Definición de hoard en inglés:

hoard

Saltos de línea: hoard
Pronunciación: /hɔːd
 
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sustantivo

  • 1A stock or store of money or valued objects, typically one that is secret or carefully guarded: he came back to rescue his little hoard of gold
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    • In one endless makeup bag there contained her secret stash, a hoard of makeup, creams, colors and bottles smelling of lavender and rose.
    • Good memories, mostly, and a hoard of treasures for the inner eye.
    • The squad put in some fantastic swims, collecting a hoard of medals in the process.
    Sinónimos
  • 1.1An ancient store of coins or other valuable artefacts: a hoard of Romano-British bronzes
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    • High-class Roman artefacts and coin hoards north of the frontier have been interpreted as such diplomatic gifts or subsidies, but they are few in number.
    • Sober estimates of the numbers of coins in the Wanborough hoard, mostly of Iron Age gold and silver, start at over 9,000.
    • Last season finds included a hoard of four late bronze age socketed axes and the new art.
  • 1.2An amassed store of useful information, retained for future use: a hoard of secret information about his work
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    • If we mined the other inquisition records for further nuggets, we might amass a useful hoard of such information.
    • Even so, he wrote no books and produced only a few papers and lectures, though he amassed an enormous hoard of notes.

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Origen

Old English hord (noun), hordian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to German Hort (noun), horten (verb).

Uso

The words hoard and horde have some similarities in meaning and are pronounced the same, so it is unsurprising that they are sometimes confused. A hoard is ‘a secret stock or store of something’, as in a hoard of treasure , while a horde is a disparaging word for ‘a large group of people’, as in hordes of fans descended on the stage . Instances of hoard being used instead of horde are not uncommon: around a quarter of citations for hoard in the Oxford English Corpus are for the incorrect use.

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