What does the word hoard mean?

Usage examples for hoard

  1. A cheap place in the country was imperative, for by this time their " hoard" had shrunk to a mite in three figures, and unless Big Brother, who had been doing well in Big Business by all accounts, should remember to send over additional funds as he had promised, they must return to America in the autumn. – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  2. 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
  3. 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