Tricky Horde/Hoard

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Horde or Hoard? I looked up the definition of horde and hoard, but the definitions didn’t help me to decide which one to use.  Horde- a big group or number, a multitude (all the examples were about people) and Hoard- a supply or accumulation that is hidden or kept (the example was for silver)…. I actually looked it up because I thought one was a noun and one was a verb but actually they both can be both.   The sentence is : "Because of the Great Depression, some elderly individuals keep a horde/horde of things to be used again.  From yogurt cups to the inside plastic bags in a box of cereal to the twisties from the tops of bags of bread, what you see as no value is a reusable commodity to these survivors."    So is horde only for people, but then I don’t understand the name of the tv show Hoarders, because that is about people who have accumulated a lot of stuff!  

horde hoard hoarder asked Aug 28 '13 at 03:57 Chantal New member

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Also, usually horde is used as a noun: There is a horde of people in that room.

link comment answered Aug 28 '13 at 13:02 Geannene Ledbetter Contributor

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