stockpile has a militaristic undertone to it which lends a certain gravitas to the practice, never mind if what is being stockpiled is an assortment of every spork ever made or the full run of Alf stickers in their original packaging.
stockpiled happy memories to fall back on when times were tough,” she added.
Cache comes from French Canadian trapper’s slang for “hiding place”. The term later came to refer to the hidden items as well as the actual hiding place itself.
To prepare for the winter, squirrels spend a lot of time doing what's known as "
Garner is a word that is usually used in the sense of picking up or gathering, as in the phrase "to garner praise." It originated in the late 15th century, meaning "to store grain."
He won two Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild award for his performance on the series, which was the first Amazon TV original series to
garner such critical acclaim.
Accrue is another word with a similar passive sense like garner.
Accrue means to "gain by increment" and emphasizes the slow growth of carefully maintained and curated collections. The value of an object may accrue without the collector doing anything at all, other than keeping it over a period of time.
The number of these points a player
accrues over the season determines if he or she is eligible to compete.
Mr Rockefeller and his wife, Peggy,
amassed a collection of art, furniture, ceramics and decor throughout their lives.
Accumulate, a word from the early 16th century, literally means “ to heap up, amass” from Latin
cumulus, “heap.” This is the same root that gives cumulus clouds their name, because the clouds resemble a big pile of fluffiness.
Large stores of arms and gunpowder were
accumulated in the various depots in Dublin.
hoard originally referred to "a treasure, a valuable stock or store." To
hoard items is to zealously collect and vigilantly hold onto them.
Hoard is often used to connote a somewhat obsessive degree of collecting.
She first heard the 1905 waltz in a cafe after a yearlong recuperation in a Swedish hospital during which she remained mute and
aggregate these sums were something enormous.
Vanessa is also looking forward to
collecting some royal memorabilia while she is in the UK.
Perhaps the word that best sums up all this behavior is acquisition. Dating from the 14th century, this word contains an element derived from the Latin
quaerere, which means “seek to obtain.” Hoarders and collectors both seek to obtain many, many things.
Anna's attention instantly became concentrated upon this new
acquisition, and gowns and handkerchiefs underwent a minute and searching examination.
During their travels, the family
squirrels away Thanksgiving essentials like cranberries and pecans.
But I also was ready to admit that I like material
possessions—very much—for the sensory pleasures they impart.