Sward definition

swôrth
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A lawn or meadow.
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Sward is grass-covered soil.

An example of sward is a lawn in front of a house.

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Land covered with grassy turf.
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Grass-covered soil; turf.
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To cover with sward.
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(uncountable) A layer of earth into which grass has grown; turf; sod.
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(countable) An expanse of land covered in grass; a lawn or meadow.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of sward - swarth

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sward
Plural:
swards

Origin of sward

  • Middle English from Old English sweard skin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English sweard (“skin, rind")

    From Wiktionary