2. [Perhaps corrupted fr. hold; but cf. F. hau stop! and E. whoa.] Stop! stand still! hold! - - a word
now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything. [Written also whoa, and, formerly,
The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried "Hoo!"Chaucer.
An herald on a scaffold made an hoo.Chaucer.
(Hoar) a. [OE. hor, har, AS. har; akin to Icel. harr, and to OHG. her illustrious, magnificent; cf.
Icel. Heið brightness of the sky, Goth. hais torch, Skr. ketus light, torch. Cf. Hoary.]
1. White, or grayish white; as, hoar frost; hoar cliffs. "Hoar waters." Spenser.
2. Gray or white with age; hoary.
Whose beard with age is hoar.Coleridge.
Old trees with trunks all hoar.Byron.
3. Musty; moldy; stale. [Obs.] Shak.
(Hoar), n. Hoariness; antiquity. [R.]
Covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages.Burke.
(Hoar), v. t. [AS. harian to grow gray.] To become moldy or musty. [Obs.] Shak.
(Hoard) n. See Hoarding, 2. Smart.
(Hoard), n. [OE. hord, AS. hord; akin to OS. hord, G. hort, Icel. hodd, Goth. huzd; prob.
from the root of E. hide to conceal, and of L. custos guard, E. custody. See Hide to conceal.] A
store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure; as, a hoard of
provisions; a hoard of money.
(Hoard), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoarding.] [AS. hordian.] To collect
and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating; as,
to hoard grain.
(Hoard), v. i. To lay up a store or hoard, as of money.
To hoard for those whom he did breed.Spenser.