hoarding hoard‧ing [ˈhɔːdɪŋ ǁ ˈhɔːr-] noun
1. [uncountable] when you collect and save large amounts of something in order to sell it later at a high price or because you think there might not be enough available in the future:

• There has been an increase in cash hoarding ahead of the government's proposed tax on interest income.

2. [countable] MARKETING a large sign used for advertising; = billboard AmE

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hoarding UK US /ˈhɔːdɪŋ/ noun
[C] UK MARKETING a very large sign in a public place on which advertisements are shown: »

advertising hoardings


A number of buildings have been demolished, with hoardings put up around the empty spaces.

Compare BILLBOARD(Cf. ↑billboard)
[U] ECONOMICS, FINANCE the act of collecting and storing a lot of money or objects, sometimes secretly: »

In the uncertain economic climate, cash hoarding is understandable.

Compare DISHOARDING(Cf. ↑dishoarding)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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