horde
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: hôd, IPA: /hɔːd/
  • (America) enPR: hôrd, IPA: /hɔɹd/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: hōrd, IPA: /ho(ː)ɹd/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /hoəd/
Noun

horde (plural hordes)

  1. A wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people (originally Tatars) migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude.
  2. A large number of people.
    We were beset by a horde of street vendors who thought we were tourists and would buy their cheap souvenirs.
    • 1907, Jack London, Before Adam, page Chapter IV
      It is true, the more progressive members of our horde lived in the caves above the river.
Translations Translations Verb

horde (hordes, present participle hording; past and past participle horded)

  1. to travel en masse, to flock



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