2 a nomadic community
EtymologyVia horda, Russian ordá "horde, clan, troop", from Turkic orda, ordu "camp" (compare urdu). The initial h- first appears in Polish. First attested in English in the 1550s.
- A wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people (originally Tatars) migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude.
- A large number of people.
- We were beset by a horde of street vendors who thought we were tourists and would buy their cheap souvenirs.
wandering troop or gang
a large number of people
Nounhorde , sometimes (plural horden or hordes)
Nounhorde , sometimes (plural horden)
- hordeloop (hurdle-race)
Nounhorde (plural hordes)
Horde, a term of Turkic origin meaning a clan of nomads (ultimately from the Turkic ordu, orda meaning "encampment" , cf. ; ; ; cf. the related term yurt), may refer to:
- the White Horde, formed 1226.
- the Blue Horde, formed 1227.
- the Golden Horde, a Tatar-Mongol state established in the 1240s
- the Nogai Horde, a Tatar clan situated in the Caucasus Mountain region, formed in the 1390s.
- Jüz, the traditional divisions of Kazakh society, consisting of the Greater, Middle and Lesser Hordes.
In popular culture:
- Workers' and Peasants' Red Army, known colloquially in the West during the Cold War as the Red Horde
- Great Dark Horde, an independent fraternal/sororal group within the Society for Creative Anachronism
- Evil Horde, a group of fictional characters in Masters of the Universe media
- Horde (band), an unblack metal band
- The Golden Horde (band), a rock band
- Horde (software), a Web software programmers' framework
- The Horde, a 1994 action-strategy video game
- Locust Horde, main enemies in the Xbox 360 video game Gears of War
- Horde, one of the factions in Warcraft universe.
- H.O.R.D.E., a music festival in the United States
horde in German: Horde
horde in French: Horde
horde in Japanese: オルド
horde in Dutch: Horde
horde in Russian: Орда
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