Hoard Hoard, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hoarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoarding}.] [AS. hordian.] To collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating; as, to hoard grain. [1913 Webster]

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