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.
  • 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.
Click on this link to read more about getting these words right.

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