- Sward is grass-covered soil.
An example of sward is a lawn in front of a house.
grass-covered soil; turf
Origin of swardMiddle English swarde ; from Old English sweard, a skin, hide, akin to German schwarte, rind, hard skin, Old Norse svọrthr, skin
to cover with sward
- Land covered with grassy turf.
- A lawn or meadow.
Origin of swardMiddle English, from Old English sweard, skin.
From Old English sweard (“skin, rind”)