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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 ?
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.
Her shapely, sandalled foot tapped impatiently upon the jewel-strewn walk that wound beneath the stately sorapus trees across the scarlet sward of the royal gardens of Thuvan Dihn, Jeddak of Ptarth, as a dark-haired, red-skinned warrior bent low toward her, whispering heated words close to her ear.
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.
The moonlight on the lawn was tremulous, as if the sward were a rippling sea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thus did he maintain the defensive, making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time, until, observing his antagonist to lose wind, he darted the staff at his face with his left hand; and, as the Miller endeavoured to parry the thrust, he slid his right hand down to his left, and with the full swing of the weapon struck his opponent on the left side of the head, who instantly measured his length upon the green sward.
said a voice; and Little John literally rolled out from under the bush to the sward.
At his feet an opening looked out upon a green sward, and at a little distance beyond was the dense wall of jungle and forest.