- Sward is grass-covered soil.
An example of sward is a lawn in front of a house.
sward definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English swarde ; from Old English sweard, a skin, hide, akin to German schwarte, rind, hard skin, Old Norse svọrthr, skin
sward definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Land covered with grassy turf.
- A lawn or meadow.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English sweard, skin.