something kept back or saved for future use
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.
a hidden storage space
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.
assemble or get together
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
such critical acclaim.Reuters (May 7, 2018)
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."
grow by addition
The number of these points a player
over the season determines if he or she is eligible to compete.Time (Aug 18, 2014)
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.
collect or gather
Mr Rockefeller and his wife, Peggy,
a collection of art, furniture, ceramics and decor throughout their lives.BBC (May 9, 2018)
get or gather together
Large stores of arms and gunpowder were
in the various depots in Dublin.Various
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.
a secret store of valuables or money
She first heard the 1905 waltz in a cafe after a yearlong recuperation in a Swedish hospital during which she remained mute and
food.New York Times (Feb 21, 2018)
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.
a sum total of many heterogeneous things taken together
get or gather together
Vanessa is also looking forward to
some royal memorabilia while she is in the UK.BBC (May 12, 2018)
the act of contracting or assuming possession of something
Anna's attention instantly became concentrated upon this new
, and gowns and handkerchiefs underwent a minute and searching examination.Rameur, E.
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.
save up as for future use