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Meaning of SWARD

Pronunciation:  sword

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots
 

SWARD is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: greensward, sod, turf
 
 See Also: divot, ground, land, soil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    2. The grassy surface of land; that part of the soil which is
       filled with the roots of grass; turf.
    
             The sward was trim as any garden lawn. --Tennyson.
    
    {Sward pork}, bacon in large fitches. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 

 

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