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[hawrd, hohrd] /hɔrd, hoʊrd/

a large group, multitude, number, etc.; a mass or crowd:
a horde of tourists.
a tribe or troop of Asian nomads.
any nomadic group.
a moving pack or swarm of animals:
A horde of mosquitoes invaded the camp.
verb (used without object), horded, hording.
to gather in a horde:
The prisoners horded together in the compound.
a vast crowd; throng; mob
a local group of people in a nomadic society
a nomadic group of people, esp an Asiatic group
a large moving mass of animals, esp insects
(intransitive) to form, move in, or live in a horde

1550s, from W. Turkic (cf. Tatar urda “horde,” Turkish ordu “camp, army”), to English via Polish, French, or Spanish. The initial -h- seems to have been acquired in Polish. Transferred sense of “uncivilized gang” is from 1610s. Related: Hordes.


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