Definition of Sward

1. Noun. Surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots.

Exact synonyms: Greensward, Sod, Turf
Specialized synonyms: Divot
Generic synonyms: Ground, Land, Soil
Derivative terms: Sod



Definition of Sward

1. n. Skin; covering.

2. v. t. & i. To produce sward upon; to cover, or be covered, with sward.

Definition of Sward

1. Noun. A layer of earth into which grass has grown; turf; sod. ¹

2. Noun. An expanse of land covered in grass; a lawn or meadow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sward

1. to cover with turf [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sward

swapportunity
swaps
swaps in
swaps out
swaps spit
swapsies
swapt
swaption
swaptions
swaraj
swarajes
swarajism
swarajisms
swarajist
swarajists
sward (current term)
swarded
swardier
swardiest
swarding
swards
swardy
sware
swaree
swarees
swarf
swarf-penny
swarfed
swarfing
swarfs

Literary usage of Sward

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"sward-pork, bacon cured in long flitches. SWARE, (1) adj. True; sure. (2) v. ... (3) в. The black incrustation on a kettle or pat. Lew. (4) s. sward. ..."

2. Songs of Three Centuries by John Greenleaf Whittier (1890)
"THE gowan glitters on the sward, The lav'rock 's in the sky, And Collie on my plaid keeps ward, And time is passing by. O, no! sad and slow, And lengthened ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"A line or row of grass, as left by the scythe ; supposed to be properly swath, and not to be connected with sward. Сапа state without book, and utters it by ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and (1823)
"To the frame N" I. are fixed (for a double-horse sward-cutter (three shafts, as in a waggon, of such length, strength, and distance from one another, ..."

5. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"His brazen helmet hung, and on the sward His ponderous arms lay resting. Round him watched His chosen ..."

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