hoarding

  • 1Hoarding — is the storing of food or other goods or money. Hoarding of food is a natural behaviour in certain species of animals. occurs in two forms:*Larder hoarding, the collection of large amounts of food in a single place (a larder), which usually also… …

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  • 2hoarding — hoard‧ing [ˈhɔːdɪŋ ǁ ˈhɔːr ] noun 1. [uncountable] when you collect and save large amounts of something in order to sell it later at a high price or because you think there might not be enough available in the future: • There has been an increase …

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  • 3Hoarding — Hoard ing, n. [From OF. hourd, hourt, barrier, palisade, of German or Dutch origin; cf. D. horde hurdle, fence, G. horde, h[ u]rde; akin to E. hurdle. [root]16. See {Hurdle}.] 1. (Arch.) A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while… …

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  • 4hoarding — [hôr′diŋ] n. [< obs. hoard, hoarding < OFr hourde < Frank * hurda, enclosure, pen: for IE base see HURDLE] Brit. 1. a temporary wooden fence around a site of building construction or repair 2. a billboard …

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  • 5hoarding — ► NOUN Brit. 1) a large board used to display advertisements. 2) a temporary board fence around a building site. ORIGIN from obsolete hoard in the same sense, probably from Old French hourd …

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  • 6Hoarding — The purchase of large quantities of a commodity with the intent of pushing up the price. An investor hoping to increase the price of a commodity can do so by leveraging his or her demand for it, and buying physical inventory as well as purchasing …

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  • 7hoarding — [[t]hɔ͟ː(r)dɪŋ[/t]] hoardings N COUNT A hoarding is a very large board at the side of a road or on the side of a building, which is used for displaying advertisements and posters. [BRIT] An advertising hoarding on the platform caught her… …

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  • 8hoarding — UK [ˈhɔː(r)dɪŋ] / US [ˈhɔrdɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms hoarding : singular hoarding plural hoardings British a large board used for advertising outside …

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  • 9hoarding — / hɔ:dɪŋ/ noun 1. ♦ hoarding of supplies the buying of large quantities of money or goods to keep in case of need 2. a large wooden board for posters ▪▪▪ ‘…as a result of hoarding, rice has become scarce with prices shooting up’ [Business Times… …

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  • 10hoarding — / hɔ:dɪŋ/ noun ♦ hoarding of supplies the buying of large quantities of goods to keep in case of need ▪▪▪ ‘…as a result of hoarding, rice has become scarce with prices shooting up’ [Business Times (Lagos)] …

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  • 11Hoarding — 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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  • 12hoarding — noun Etymology: hourd, hoard hoarding Date: circa 1823 1. a temporary board fence put about a building being erected or repaired called also hoard 2. British billboard …

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  • 13Hoarding —    A temporary wooden balcony attached to the top of a castle s walls and towers before a battle. It extends over the outer edged of the wall allowing arrows and missiles to be fired at the base of the castle walls. Machicolations were like the… …

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  • 14hoarding — hoarding1 /hawr ding, hohr /, n. 1. the act of a person who hoards. 2. hoardings, things that are hoarded. [1585 95; HOARD + ING1] hoarding2 /hawr ding, hohr /, n. 1. a temporary fence enclosing a construction site …

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  • 15hoarding — noun /ˈhɔːdɪŋ/ a) A temporary fence like structure built around building work to add security and prevent accidents to the public. b) A roofed wooden shield placed over the battlements of a …

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  • 16hoarding — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary Billboard …

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  • 17hoarding — hoard|ing [ˈho:dıŋ US ˈho:r ] n BrE 1.) a large board fixed high on a wall outside on which large advertisements are shown American Equivalent: billboard ▪ advertising hoardings 2.) a high fence around a piece of land where something is being… …

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  • 18hoarding — hoard|ing [ hɔrdıŋ ] BRITISH a BILLBOARD …

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  • 19hoarding — hoard·ing || hÉ”rdɪŋ / hɔːd n. billboard (British usage); temporary tall fence made of boards enclosing a construction site; fence made of hurdles; temporary balcony made of wood that is hung from the upper walls from which missiles could be …

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  • 20hoarding — noun Brit. 1》 a large board used to display advertisements. 2》 a temporary board fence around a building site. Origin C19: from obs. hoard in the same sense …

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