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hoards, plural;
  1. Amass (money or valued objects) and hide or store away
    • - thousands of antiques hoarded by a compulsive collector
  2. Accumulate a supply of (something) in a time of scarcity
    • - many of the boat people had hoarded rations
  3. Reserve in the mind for future use
    • - a year's worth of hoarded resentments and grudges
  1. A 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
  2. An ancient store of coins or other valuable artifacts
    • - a hoard of Romano-British bronzes
  3. An amassed store of useful information or facts, retained for future use
    • - a hoard of secret information about his work

  1. a secret store of valuables or money
  2. save up as for future use
  3. roll up: get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
  4. (hoarder) a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
  5. (hoarding) billboard: large outdoor signboard
  6. In archaeology, a hoard is a collection of valuable objects or artifacts, sometimes purposely buried in the ground. ...
  7. Hoarders is an A&E documentary TV series depicting the real-life struggles and treatment of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding. The first episode aired August 17, 2009 at 10 p.m. ET.
  8. Hoarding is a general term for the accumulation of food or other items. The term is used to describe both animal and human behavior. It is a normal stage of behavior in children.
  9. (Hoarding (behaviour)) Hoarding or caching is a type of animal behaviour where an animal will store its food within a cache, in times of surplus, for times when food is less plentiful. ...
  10. (Hoarding (castles)) A hoarding was a temporary wooden (shed-like) construction that was placed on the exterior of the ramparts of a castle during a siege.
  11. (Hoarding (economics)) In economics, hoarding is the practice of buying up and holding resources so that they can be sold to customers for profit.
  12. A hidden, secret supply or fund; A cache of valuable objects or artefacts; a trove; To amass, usually for one's personal collection
  13. (hoarder) One who hoards; one who accumulates, collects, and stores
  14. (hoarding) A temporary fence-like structure built around building work to add security and prevent accidents to the public; A roofed wooden shield placed over the battlements of a castle and projecting from them; A billboard
  15. (HOARDER) A person who buys as many as he/she can find of cars they assume will be popular, holding onto them for months or years until they sell at a profit.
  16. (Hoarding) A temporary wooden balcony suspended from the tops of walls and towers before a battle, from which missiles and arrows could be dropped or fired accurately toward the base of the wall.
  17. (Hoarding) A covered wooden gallery built out from the parapet of a tower or curtain wall supported on corbels, used for defensive purposes. The hoardings had a major disadvantage since they were made of timber they were prone to firing, so they were eventually replaced by stone machicolations. ...
  18. (HOARDING) Projecting timber on a tower or wall head to allow defense of the wall s base. Similar to Brattice work which was temporary, and machicolation which was masonry.
  19. (HOARDING) The purchase and holding of physical metal to ensure against political, social and financial uncertainties.
  20. (Hoarding) A temporary, close fence of boards placed around work in progress, to exclude stragglers.
  21. (Hoarding) A wooden gallery built out from the Battlements that provided additional protection and fighting space at the wall top; replaced in later castles by a Machicolated stone Parapet.
  22. (Hoarding) An indefinite, and thus unscientific, term for cash holdings in excess of the quantity considered normal and adequate for the holder’s needs.
  23. (Hoarding) An obsessive behavior whereby a person collects (stockpiles) things often of little or no value and then hides or guards them.
  24. (Hoarding) Being greedy with an item such as money.
  25. (Hoarding) Many AD patients hoard items. There is no benefit in confronting the person who is hoarding, which will likely cause agitation. You will not be able to modify their behavior because of their lost ability to reason. ...