sward


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sward

 (swôrd) also swarth (swôrth)
n.
1. Land covered with grassy turf.
2. A lawn or meadow.

[Middle English, from Old English sweard, skin.]

sward

(swɔːd)
n
(Botany) turf or grass or a stretch of turf or grass
vb
(Botany) to cover or become covered with grass
[Old English sweard skin; related to Old Frisian swarde scalp, Middle High German swart hide]

sward

(swɔrd)

n.
1. the grassy surface of land; turf.
2. a stretch of turf; a growth of grass.
[before 900; Old English sweard skin, rind, c. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German swarde scalp, Old Norse svǫrthr scalp, walrus hide]

sward

- The rind of bacon or pork.
See also related terms for rind.

sward


Past participle: swarded
Gerund: swarding

Imperative
sward
sward
Present
I sward
you sward
he/she/it swards
we sward
you sward
they sward
Preterite
I swarded
you swarded
he/she/it swarded
we swarded
you swarded
they swarded
Present Continuous
I am swarding
you are swarding
he/she/it is swarding
we are swarding
you are swarding
they are swarding
Present Perfect
I have swarded
you have swarded
he/she/it has swarded
we have swarded
you have swarded
they have swarded
Past Continuous
I was swarding
you were swarding
he/she/it was swarding
we were swarding
you were swarding
they were swarding
Past Perfect
I had swarded
you had swarded
he/she/it had swarded
we had swarded
you had swarded
they had swarded
Future
I will sward
you will sward
he/she/it will sward
we will sward
you will sward
they will sward
Future Perfect
I will have swarded
you will have swarded
he/she/it will have swarded
we will have swarded
you will have swarded
they will have swarded
Future Continuous
I will be swarding
you will be swarding
he/she/it will be swarding
we will be swarding
you will be swarding
they will be swarding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swarding
you have been swarding
he/she/it has been swarding
we have been swarding
you have been swarding
they have been swarding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swarding
you will have been swarding
he/she/it will have been swarding
we will have been swarding
you will have been swarding
they will have been swarding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swarding
you had been swarding
he/she/it had been swarding
we had been swarding
you had been swarding
they had been swarding
Conditional
I would sward
you would sward
he/she/it would sward
we would sward
you would sward
they would sward
Past Conditional
I would have swarded
you would have swarded
he/she/it would have swarded
we would have swarded
you would have swarded
they would have swarded

Sward

Turf. One early writer described it as being formed of thousands of wire-like fibrous roots interwoven in every direction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sward - surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass rootssward - surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
divot - a piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club)
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
Translations

sward

[swɔːd] N (liter) → césped m

sward

n (obs, poet)Rasen m
References in classic literature ?
His hands were clutching the sward on either side and his finger nails were stuffed with earth and bits of grass that he had gathered in his despairing grasp upon life.
His fathers were mighty hunters,--men who lived in the woods, and slept under the free, open heavens, with the stars to hold their candles; and their descendant to this day always acts as if the house were his camp,--wears his hat at all hours, tumbles himself about, and puts his heels on the tops of chairs or mantelpieces, just as his father rolled on the green sward, and put his upon trees and logs,--keeps all the windows and doors open, winter and summer, that he may get air enough for his great lungs,--calls everybody "stranger," with nonchalant bonhommie, and is altogether the frankest, easiest, most jovial creature living.
There was a threatening growl, a commanding exclamation, and an unaccountable pause, at the expiration of which she found herself supine on the sward, with her parasol between her eyes and the sun.
Another moment and the leader of the herd leaped high in his tracks and fell prone, dyeing the sward with his heart's blood.
Long, hairy arms reached out to seize him, and, as they had done a thousand times before, the two clinched in mimic battle, rolling upon the sward, striking, growling and biting, though never closing their teeth in more than a rough pinch.
This sward was of close texture, and soft to the feet, and rivalled the softest carpet woven by the hand of man.
It would have been an empty stage if it were not for a few corpses that lay thrown and twisted into fantastic shapes upon the sward.
From the pools of blood and the enormous lumps of flesh scattered in every direction over the green sward we imagined at first that a number of animals had been killed, but on examining the remains more closely we discovered that all this carnage came from one of these unwieldy monsters, which had been literally torn to pieces by some creature not larger, perhaps, but far more ferocious, than itself.
I may as well wash too"; and soon his garments made a third little pile on the sward, and he too asserted the wonder of the water.
The sun was so near the ground, and the sward so flat, that the shadows of Clare and Tess would stretch a quarter of a mile ahead of them, like two long fingers pointing afar to where the green alluvial reaches abutted against the sloping sides of the vale.
I lay upon a close-cropped sward of red grasslike vegetation, and about me stretched a grove of strange and beautiful trees, covered with huge and gorgeous blossoms and filled with brilliant, voiceless birds.
Tonight he moved quickly along the edge of the forest until well beyond sight or sound of the city, then he turned across the crimson sward toward the shore of the Lost Sea of Korus.