Definitions for orchardˈɔr tʃərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•chardˈɔr tʃərd(n.)

  1. an area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. a group or collection of such trees.

    Category: Agriculture

Origin of orchard:

bef. 900; ME orch(i)ard, OE orceard; r. ortyard, ME ortyerd, OE ortigeard=ort- (comb. form akin to wort2) +geardyard2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grove, woodlet, orchard, plantation(noun)

    garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. orchard(noun)ˈɔr tʃərd

    an area planted with fruit-producing trees

    an apple orchard

Wiktionary

  1. orchard(Noun)

    A garden or an area of land to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees.

  2. orchard(Noun)

    The trees themselves cultivated in such an area.

  3. Origin: ortgeard, a compound of ort, either from wyrt or from hortus, and geard (see yard). Cognate with Gothic 0330033F03420344033903320330034203330343.

Freebase

  1. Orchard

    An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs that is maintained for food production. Orchards comprise fruit or nut-producing trees which are grown for commercial production. Orchards are also sometimes a feature of large gardens, where they serve an aesthetic as well as a productive purpose. A fruit garden is generally synonymous with an orchard, although it is set on a smaller non-commercial scale and may emphasize berry shrubs in preference to fruit trees. Most temperate-zone orchards are laid out in a regular grid, with a grazed or mown grass or bare soil base that makes maintenance and fruit gathering easy. Orchards are often concentrated near bodies of water, where climatic extremes are moderated and blossom time is retarded until frost danger is past.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ORCHARD

    The small boy's Eden of today, in which the apple again occasions the fall.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

orchard(noun)

a garden or other area in which fruit trees are grown

a cherry orchard.

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