Hoard and horde - Mixed messages and misused words from A to Z
How many holdings can a hearty horde hoard without risking a holdup? Raise your hand, if your head is spinning, right about now.
Many people, even seasoned writers, mix up hoard and horde. The distinction between these two words is rich in meaning.
A horde is a crowd, usually of people. Often, a horde may be hostile.
A hoard, on the other hand, is an accumulation of booty, bounty, or other assets, Used as a verb, hoard refers to the process of collecting such a hoard.
Do you have it? Don’t hoard this knowledge. Hordes of others need to know.
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