horde

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See also: Horde and hörde

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Recorded in English since 1555. From Middle French horde, from German Horde, from Polish horda, from Russian орда ‎(orda, horde", 'clan, troop'), which may come directly from Mongolian or from West Turkic (compare Tatar урда ‎(urda, horde), Turkish ordu ‎(camp, army), from Mongolian орду ‎(ordu, court, camp, horde); akin to Kalmyk орда ‎(orda).

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Noun[edit]

horde ‎(plural hordes)

  1. A wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people (originally Tatars) migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude.
  2. A large number of people.
    We were beset by a horde of street vendors who thought we were tourists and would buy their cheap souvenirs.
    • 1907, Jack London, Before Adam, page Chapter IV
      It is true, the more progressive members of our horde lived in the caves above the river.

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  • Sometimes confused with hoard.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Horde.

Noun[edit]

horde c (singular definite horden, plural indefinite horder)

  1. horde

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Dutch[edit]

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horde f ‎(plural horden or hordes, diminutive hordetje n)

  1. A horde
  2. A troop of boy scouts, comprising no more than 24 cubs

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horde f ‎(plural horden, diminutive hordetje n)

  1. A gross sieve
  2. A hurdle
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References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

horde f ‎(plural hordes)

  1. A horde

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

horde m ‎(definite singular horden, indefinite plural horder, definite plural hordene)

  1. horde