What does the word horde mean?

Usage examples for horde

  1. He appeared to be at least sixty years of age; while his costume, equipments, and above all, a certain authoritative bearing, bespoke him to be one of the head men of the horde. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  2. All this was new to me; for if anybody- had cried shame and death upon that wicked horde, it was Deborah Pring, who was talking to me thus! – Slain By The Doones by R. D. Blackmore
  3. His fifth birthday was not celebrated by the usual horde of noisy, hungry kids running wild in the afternoon. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith