What does the word hoard mean?

Usage examples for hoard

  1. Jeanne, my dearest soul, a hoard is hidden in this house; I have put thirteen hundred thousand crowns and all the jewels somewhere. – Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac
  2. The first fee that ever found its way into the pocket of Serjeant Bluestone had come from the diminished hoard of old Thomas Thwaite. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope