- (RP) enPR: hôd, IPA: /hɔːd/
- (America) enPR: hôrd, IPA: /hɔɹd/
- (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: hōrd, IPA: /ho(ː)ɹd/
- (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /hoəd/
horde (plural hordes)
- 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.
- 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.
horde (hordes, present participle hording; past and past participle horded)