hoard Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hoard" in British English

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hoardverb [T]

uk   /hɔːd/  us   /hɔːrd/
to ​collectlargeamounts of something and ​keep it in a ​safe, often ​secret, ​place: During the ​siegepeoplebegan hoarding ​food and ​supplies. There would be enough ​food on a ​dailybasis if ​people were not hoarding it.
hoarder
noun [C] uk   /ˈhɔː.dər/  us   /ˈhɔːr.dɚ/

hoardnoun [C]

uk   /hɔːd/  us   /hɔːrd/
a ​largeamount of something that someone has ​saved and ​hidden: We ​found a ​huge hoard oftinnedfood in the ​basement.
(Definition of hoard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hoard" in American English

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hoardverb [T]

 us   /hɔrd, hoʊrd/
to ​collect a ​largesupply of something, more than you need now, often because you ​think you will not be ​able to get it ​later: Many ​people hoarded ​food in ​wartime.
(Definition of hoard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hoard" in Business English

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hoardverb [I or T]

uk   us   /hɔːd/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE to ​collect a lot of ​money or ​objects, sometimes secretly: A ​financialcrisis can cause ​people to hoard. When ​oilpricesrise, the tendency to hoard ​gold also ​rises.

hoardnoun [C]

uk   us   /hɔːd/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE a large ​amount of ​money or ​objects that someone has ​collected, sometimes secretly: They ​found a hoard of ​dollarbills in the suspect's attic. The ​company has a vast ​cash hoard that just ​keeps on ​growing.
(Definition of hoard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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