Complete Definition of "sward"

English

Alternative spellings
swarth

Etymology
From Old English sweard

Pronunciation
Wiktionary:Pronunciation_key|IPA: /swÉË(ɹ)d/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)d|-ÉË(r)d

Noun
en-noun

  1. uncountable A layer of earth into which grass has grown; turf; sod.
  2. countable An expanse of land covered in grass; a lawn or meadow.

#*1890: Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company 1
#*:...the trees began to thin and the sward to spread out onto a broad, green lawn, where five cows lay in the sunshine...
#*1918: Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons 2
#*:Only where George stood was there left a sward as of yore; the great, level, green lawn that served for both the Major's house and his daughter's.

Synonyms
(earth into which grass has grown): grass, turf, sod
(land covered with grass): clearing, field, greensward, lawn, meadow, yard

Derived terms
greensward

io:sward
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