What Does Hoarding Mean?


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Swarda Padwal answered
The word hoarded is obtained from the word 'hord' from the Middle English, and has its origin in the Old English.

The word hoard means a treasure or cache. It could be called 'a hidden fund or supply that is stored for future use'.

Thus, 'to hoard' means 'to gather or accumulate a treasure or cache or hoard'. For example: the old lady had hoarded much jewellery in her youth. The example explains that the lady had accumulated jewellery for her old age.

Thus, a hoard is something which is kept hidden, and no one other than the person who hoards the cache knows about it.

When something is hoarded, it is said to be treasured, cached, reserved, stocked, stockpiled, stored or squirrelled.
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Hi, my name is Dr. Bhavesh Anand.

As far as hoarding is concerned, it means the storage of worthy & precious things in a hidden manner, e.g. Hoarding in a PDS (public distribution system ) raises inflation.

This is when those responsible for dealing out rations store the food in a hidden manner for a while and then, later on, when their prices increase, start supplying them to customers & thus earn more profit.
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The word hoarding has a Germanic origin. Then, it was adapted by the Old French and French as 'hourd'. The word hourd meant a fence, scaffold, or hurdle. Later, it was modified to hoard.

A hoarding is now generally considered to be a billboard or a signboard. This use of the word 'hoarding' is chiefly British. A billboard is a flat board, usually seen outdoors. It is large and holds advertisements or notices.
Hoarding could also mean the things that a person hoards or accumulates, and hoarding could also be used as a continuous tense of the verb hoard. For example: He kept on hoarding many things of high monetary value.

Hoarding could also be used to denote a fence, which could be of wood or of flat boards. Such a fence is observed around construction sites.

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