Adjective "Horde" definition and examples

(Horde may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/hɔːd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large group of people.
  1. 'Outside the Russia House, headquarters for the country's Olympic delegation in Turin, a horde of people gathered at the entryway, looking frozen and distraught.'
  2. 'But leader writers have to compete for attention nowadays with a horde of columnists and regular commentators who indulge in polemics which are, by their nature, less measured than editorials.'
  3. 'A group of strangers barricade themselves into a house in order to escape from a horde of flesh-eating zombies.'
  4. 'I had forgotten that Julian himself had a horde of loyal female defenders.'
  5. 'The media plans to assemble a horde of journalists in Terre Haute to report live on the execution.'
  6. 'Few men ever enter the hallowed portals of the bridal shop and the dress, once bought, is jealously guarded from male sight by a horde of female relatives.'
  7. 'If you're going to have a birthday party and want to transport a horde of 10-year-olds, borrow the minivan.'
  8. 'Now, however, with internal communications networks and the speed of the Internet, you don't need a horde of people in a big pyramid to handle all that information.'
  9. 'A passionate left-wing polemicist, he nonetheless retained more than a few traces of his public-school breeding, including a plummy accent and a horde of posh friends.'
  10. 'It's already clear that there are a whole bunch of highbrows who talk only to themselves and a horde of middlebrows who simply try to out-bray one another.'
  11. 'Although a horde of Thursday night previewers came to the consensus that ‘it was cute,’ this film is not worth paying $8 or over to see.'
  12. 'Kourin and Kellan worked their way through the horde of warriors, seeking to join up with Regnor.'
  13. 'These abilities can be upgraded as well, providing Kratos with stronger magical attacks, which give him an edge in fighting off the hordes of enemies flocking to Ares' flag of destruction.'
  14. 'After 10 years and the labor of over 800,000 soldiers and peasants, China had a wall stretching over 3,000 miles to repel the Mongol hordes.'
  15. 'The feudal ownership of land did bring dignity, whereas the modern ownership of movables is reducing us again to a nomadic horde.'
  16. 'Britain has been invaded by a Saxon horde, and a Roman family, including the Pope's godson Alecto, is directly in the path of the Saxon advance.'
  17. 'Residents need not fear an invading horde of Iceni warriors, for it is the 16 ft tall statue of Colchester's first lady that is making a comeback.'
  18. 'When the empire collapsed, hordes of barbarian armies, including the infamous Vandal pirates, invaded Italy throughout the fifth century AD.'
  19. 'A barrier of shimmering light appeared, stretching from wall to wall and ceiling to floor just as the horde of evil warriors ran straight into it, letting out cries of rage at a magic they could not get though.'
  20. 'It was deeply metallic, and somewhat dark; almost like that of the hybrid outcast he had led his horde against over five centuries ago.'
  21. 'She had seen the Grand Conflux, beset by a dark horde of warriors, greater in strength and number than any army that had been raised by mortal hands.'
A small loosely knit social group typically consisting of about five families.
  1. 'And without the ties of kinship, we would be nothing more than a disconnected horde.'
  2. 'After the slaying and cannibalising of the primal father, if the horde was to survive, there had to be a prohibition against murder and another against incest.'

More definitions

noun

1. a large group, multitude, number, etc.; a mass or crowd: a horde of tourists.

2. a tribe or troop of Asian nomads.

3. any nomadic group.

4. a moving pack or swarm of animals: A horde of mosquitoes invaded the camp. verb (used without object), horded, hording.

5. to gather in a horde: The prisoners horded together in the compound.

Origin

(horde)Mid 16th century (originally denoting a tribe or troop of Tartar or other nomads): from Polish horda, from Turkish ordu ‘(royal) camp’.