Definition of Hoarding

1. Noun. Large outdoor signboard.

Exact synonyms: Billboard
Generic synonyms: Sign, Signboard

Definition of Hoarding

1. n. A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work.

Definition of Hoarding

1. Noun. (U.K.) A temporary fence-like structure built around building work to add security and prevent accidents to the public. ¹

2. Noun. A roofed wooden shield placed over the battlements of a castle and projecting from them. ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly British) A billboard. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of hoard) ¹

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Definition of Hoarding

1. something hoarded [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hoarding

1. 1. A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work. "Posted on every dead wall and hoarding." (London Graphic) 2. A fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or concealing something. "The whole arrangement was surrounded by a hoarding, the space within which was divided into compartments by sheets of tin." (Tyndall) Origin: From OF. Hourd, hourt, barrier, palisade, of German or Dutch origin; cf. D. Horde hurdle, fence, G. Horde, hurde; akin to E. Hurdle. See Hurdle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoarding

hoar frost
hoarded wealth
hoarding (current term)

Literary usage of Hoarding

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1. Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to by Great Britain Magistrates' cases, Edward William Cox, Great Britain (1905)
"(a) Local government—hoarding—" Abutting " on street. A hoarding for advertisements 60/i. long and 12/i. nearer to the street than 2ft. and having the above ..."

2. The Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity by John Hutton Balfour Browne (1875)
"But the question of hoarding, save iu so far as it is connected with theft, does not properly fall under our notice in this place. g 185. ..."

3. The Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity: With References to the Scotch and by John Hutton Balfour Browne (1880)
"Avarice and hoarding.—Very early in history we find instances of stupid ... But the question of hoarding, save in so far as it is connected with theft, ..."

4. Report of the War Trade Board by United States War Trade Board (1920)
"Checking of hoarding and Speculation. The War Trade Board therefore took steps ... It attempted to prevent hoarding and speculation by means of its control ..."

5. Sketches of the History of Man: In Four Volumes by Henry Home Kames (1802)
"The hoarding appetite, ft is iL js more and more inflamed by beauti'ul production ... mentioned growing to maturity, have a commanding hoarding appetite. ..."

6. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"hoarding. The continual movement in circuits of the two antithetical metamorphoses of commodities, or the never ceasing alternation of sale and purchase, ..."

7. The Foundations of National Prosperity: Studies in the Conservation of by Richard Theodore Ely, Ralph Henry Hess, Charles Kenneth Leith, Thomas Nixon Carver (1917)
"The hoarding of natural resources constitutes a second type of pseudo-conservation which may prove quite as The hoarding of indefensible as is the ..."

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