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  1. horde
    IPA[hôrd]
  2. noun

    • 1. a large group of people:

      he was surrounded by a horde of tormenting relatives
    • 2. an army or tribe of nomadic warriors:

      Tartar hordes
    • 3. a loosely knit small social group typically consisting of about five families.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: horde, plural noun: hordes

    • noun

      a large group of people:

      an army or tribe of nomadic warriors:

    • the Tartar and Mongol army, led by descendants of Genghis Khan, that overran Asia and parts of eastern Europe in the 13th century and maintained an empire until around 1500 (so called from the richness of the leader's camp).
    • noun

      (in Freudian theory) a hypothetical patriarchal unit of prehistoric human social organization.
    • the Tartar and Mongol army, led by descendants of Genghis Khan, that overran Asia and parts of eastern Europe in the 13th century and maintained an empire until around 1500 (so called from the richness of the leader's camp).
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