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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 ?
May bloom in prison air; The shard, the pebble, and the flint,
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.
There were the broken shards; there was the spilt water drying in the sun, and through the cracks of the veranda showed, all ribbed, the white house-wall below - and thrice twelve was thirty-six!
But many Americans were left disappointed with their day out at the Shard, with common reasons being it was too expensive, the staff were unfriendly and the windows were dirty.
? Fully Scalable: Harmony shards not only the network communication and transaction validation like Zilliqa, but also shards the blockchain state.
The Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at 5.15am following reports of a 'free-climber' on The Shard.
"It was one shard particle out of millions of other mineral particles that I was investigating.
Qatar-owned Shard's 26-floor office complex is now fully let, home to 31 businesses across a wide range of sectors including energy, retail, manufacturing, technology, finance, education, healthcare and professional services.
"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.
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.
Especially powerful are the sequences in the caves of France in Twist of the Blade, as Ariane and Wally come upon drawings that are 35,000 years old and navigate dark, claustrophobic, treacherous tunnels to reach the second shard.