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shard

 (shärd) also sherd (shûrd)
n.
1. A broken piece or fragment, as of pottery or glass.
2. Zoology A tough scale or covering, such as the elytron of a beetle.

[Middle English sherd, from Old English sceard, cut, notch; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

shard

(ʃɑːd) or

sherd

n
1. a broken piece or fragment of a brittle substance, esp of pottery
2. (Zoology) zoology a tough sheath, scale, or shell, esp the elytra of a beetle
[Old English sceard; related to Old Norse skarth notch, Middle High German scharte notch]

Shard

(ʃɑːd)
n
(Placename) a tall building, resembling a shard of glass, in London, at London Bridge. Designed by Renzo Piano and completed in 2012, it is for mixed commercial, residential, and leisure use and is the tallest habitable building in the UK. Height: 310 m (1,016 ft)

shard

(ʃɑrd)

also sherd



n.
1. a fragment, esp. of broken earthenware.
2. Zool.
a. a scale.
b. a shell, as of an egg or snail.
c. the hardened forewing of a beetle; elytron.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English sceard, c. Old Frisian skerd, Middle High German scharte, Old Norse skarth; akin to shear]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shard - a broken piece of a brittle artifactshard - a broken piece of a brittle artifact
piece - a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
potsherd - a shard of pottery

shard

noun fragment, bit, piece, chip, scrap, particle, shiver, sliver shards of glass flying through the air

shard

noun
Residual matter:
butt, end, fragment, ort (often used in plural), scrap, stub.
Translations

shard

[ʃɑːd] Ntiesto m, casco m, fragmento m

shard

[ˈʃɑːrd] n [glass, metal] → éclat m; [pottery] → tesson m

shard

n(Ton)scherbe f

shard

[ʃɑːd] n (frm) → coccio
References in classic literature ?
Carefully Holmes held each separate shard to the light, but in no way did it differ from any other shattered piece of plaster.
It lay scattered, in splintered shards, upon the grass.
It was one shard particle out of millions of other mineral particles that I was investigating.
James Sellar, who has taken over the running of the family's development company Sellar Property Group after the death in February of his father, Shard developer Irvine Sellar, said this was a moment to reflect on the success of the enterprise.
Liquid Shard will capture the imagination of people here in an unforgettable way," said Karine Decorne, artistic director of Migrations, a company which aims to bring innovative installations from across the globe to Wales.
Most shard disks are solid, but many have holes drilled at their centers (image 6).
In a newsletter to residents the Shard End Neighbourhood Team said: "We have been working with youths causing anti-social behaviour at Shard End Co-op and library on Shard End Crescent with kids being abusive and doing wheelies.
With Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 of the series, Willett brings Ariane, Wally and Rex Major to New Zealand to locate the third shard.
Sometimes, I look down and see that I am bleeding" she says, "and I like that shards can do that, they are dangerous.
No more pieces, no more shards or cracks, her name sadly scrawled on a silver plaque.
She said: "Surprise performance at the oblix in the shard loved it so much fun gorgeous place be taking my girls their for cocktails fabulous xxxx".
So it's hard to imagine a ship that stetches further end-to end than The Shard is tall.