a store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure; as, a hoard of provisions; a hoard of money.
Origin: oe. Hord, as. Hord; akin to os. Hord, g. Hort, Icel. Hodd, goth. Huzd; prob. From the root of E. Hide to conceal, and of L. Custos guard, E. Custody. See hide to conceal.