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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.
Sometimes, I look down and see that I am bleeding" she says, "and I like that shards can do that, they are dangerous.
Shard End, once a proud and hard working area, like many others, has sadly at this point deteriorated to a slum.
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".
No more pieces, no more shards or cracks, her name sadly scrawled on a silver plaque.
So it's hard to imagine a ship that stetches further end-to end than The Shard is tall.
Begun in 2009, the Shard was inaugurated over two years ago.
The Shard is the tallest building in western Europe so you're certainly in for a spectacular treat.
The emergency services at the Shard after yesterday's fire alert <B
better, as reports emerged in mid-first-quarter 2014, that the Shard is now 50 per cent let.
Because the Shard was built as offices, a hotel and luxury flats business school managers must make a planning application to Southwark Council for change of use of part of the building.