Meaning of “hoard” in the English Dictionary

"hoard" in American English

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hoardverb [ T ]

us /hɔrd, hoʊrd/

to collect a large supply 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)

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hoardverb [ I or T ]

uk /hɔːd/ us

ECONOMICS, FINANCE to collect a lot of money or objects, sometimes secretly:

A financial crisis can cause people to hoard.
When oil prices rise, the tendency to hoard gold also rises.

hoardnoun [ C ]

uk /hɔːd/ us

ECONOMICS, FINANCE a large amount of money or objects that someone has collected, sometimes secretly:

They found a hoard of dollar bills 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)