V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) to gather and store a large quantity of something; (n.) a store of something hidden for future use

Synonyms: (v.) stash, store, stockpile, amass, accumulate, (n.) stash, cache, stockpile

Antonyms: use, throw out

Tips: Hoard has the same origins as the words hide and obscure. When you hoard something, you save up large quantities of it, often secretly, and hide them away for the future. Do NOT confuse the verb hoard with the noun horde. The noun horde refers to a large group of people, animals, or insects moving together.

Usage Examples:

She hoards canned food and water in preparation of a natural disaster. (stashes, stockpiles) verb

You shouldn't hoard your money, because you can't take it to the grave with you anyway. (stash, stockpile) verb

Some kids like to hoard their Halloween candy, while others like to eat it all in one night. (stash, store) verb

She has a hoard of beautiful jewelry that she never even wears. (stash, cache)

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