Sward
Sward Sward, n. [AS. sweard skin, covering; akin to OFries. swarge, D. zwoord, G. schwarte, Icel. sv["o]r?r skin, sward of the earth.] 1. Skin; covering. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

2. The grassy surface of land; that part of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass; turf. [1913 Webster]

The sward was trim as any garden lawn. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Sward pork}, bacon in large fitches. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Sward — Sward, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Swarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swarding}.] To produce sward upon; to cover, or be covered, with sward. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sward — [swôrd] n. [ME swarde < OE sweard, a skin, hide, akin to Ger schwarte, rind, hard skin, ON svọrthr, skin] grass covered soil; turf vt. to cover with sward …   English World dictionary

  • sward — [swo:d US swo:rd] n literary an area of land covered with grass …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sward — [ swɔrd ] noun count LITERARY an area covered in grass …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sward — grass covered ground, O.E. sweard skin, rind (of bacon, etc.), from P.Gmc. *swarthu (Cf. O.Fris. swarde skin of the head, M.Du. swarde rind of bacon, Ger. Schwarte thick, hard skin, rind, O.N. svörðr walrus hide ). Meaning sod, turf developed… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sward — ► NOUN 1) an expanse of short grass. 2) the upper layer of soil, especially when covered with grass. ORIGIN Old English, «skin» …   English terms dictionary

  • Swärd — SWE Christian Swärd Personenbezogene Informationen Geburtsdatum 28. März 1987 Geburtsort Karlstad, Schweden Größ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sward — /swawrd/, n. 1. the grassy surface of land; turf. 2. a stretch of turf; a growth of grass. v.t. 3. to cover with sward or turf. v.i. 4. to become covered with sward. [bef. 900; ME (n.); OE sweard skin, rind; c. G Schwarte rind, OFris swarde scalp …   Universalium

  • sward — noun /swɔː(ɹ)d/ a) A layer of earth into which grass has grown; turf; sod. ...the trees began to thin and the sward to spread out onto a broad, green lawn, where five cows lay in the sunshine... b) An expanse of land covered in grass; a lawn or …   Wiktionary

  • sward — green·sward; sward; …   English syllables

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