- Hoard can be a noun or a verb, referring to a supply of something kept hidden away, or the act of collecting and storing said supply. A hoarder is usually someone who obsessively and unnecessarily keeps things they do not need.
- Horde, on the other hand, refers to a large group of loosely organized people. Often horde carries the connotation of wildness or fierceness.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Words ~ hoard and horde
"The five-letter homophones hoard and horde are occasionally confused for one another," Merriam-Webster says. I subscribe to M-W's Word of the Day, and these two words were included in today's email.