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Meaning of SHARD

Pronunciation:  shârd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a broken piece of a brittle artifact
 

SHARD is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: fragment, sherd
 
 See Also: piece, potsherd

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Shard\ (sh[aum]rd), n.
    A plant; chard. [Obs.] --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Shard\, n. [AS. sceard, properly a p. p. from the root of
    scearn to shear, to cut; akin to D. schaard a fragment, G.
    scharte a notch, Icel. skar[eth]. See {Shear}, and cf.
    {Sherd}.] [Written also {sheard}, and {sherd}.]
    1. A piece or fragment of an earthen vessel, or a like
       brittle substance, as the shell of an egg or snail.
       --Shak.
    
             The precious dish Broke into shards of beauty on the
             board.                                --E. Arnold.
    
    2. (Zo["o]l.) The hard wing case of a beetle.
    
             They are his shards, and he their beetle. --Shak.
    
    3. A gap in a fence. [Obs.] --Stanyhurst.
    
    4. A boundary; a division. [Obs. & R.] --Spenser.
    
    
 

 

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