sward

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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] …

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  • 3 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

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

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 sward — [ swɔrd ] noun count LITERARY an area covered in grass …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 sward — green·sward; sward; …

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  • 12 sward — UK [swɔː(r)d] / US [swɔrd] noun [countable] Word forms sward : singular sward plural swards literary an area covered in grass …

    English dictionary

  • 13 sward — /swɔd / (say swawd) noun 1. the grassy surface of land; turf. 2. a stretch of turf; a growth of grass. –verb (t) 3. to cover with sward or turf. –verb (i) 4. to become covered with sward. {Middle English; Old English sweard skin} …

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  • 14 sward — veja statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Reguliariai žemai pjaunama varpinių žolių pievelė. atitikmenys: angl. grass; grass plot; lawn; sward vok. Rasen, m rus. газон, m; мурава, f; трава, f …

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  • 15 sward — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sweard, swearth skin, rind; akin to Middle High German swart skin, hide Date: 15th century 1. a portion of ground covered with grass 2. the grassy surface of land • swarded adjective …

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  • 16 sward — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. turf, sod, lawn; see grass 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. grass, turf, lawn, sod, yard, meadow, field, green …

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  • 17 sward — [swɔ:d] noun an expanse of short grass. ↘the upper layer of soil, especially when covered with grass. Derivatives swarded adjective Origin OE sweard skin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 sward — n. Turf …

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  • 19 sward — noun (C) literary a piece of grassy land …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 sward — n grass, turf, sod, artificial grass, Trademark. Astroturf; greensward, grassplot, patch of grass, green, grassy land; lawn, grounds, gardens, grassland, field, meadow, Archaic. mead; village green, common, quadrangle, Inf. quad, mall, park …

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