Definitions for shardʃɑrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


also sherd

  1. a fragment, esp. of broken earthenware.

    Category: Zoology

  2. Zool. a scale. a shell, as of an egg or snail. the hardened forewing of a beetle; elytron.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of shard:

bef. 1000; ME; OE sceard, c. OFris skerd, MHG scharte, ON skarth; akin to shear

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shard, sherd, fragment(noun)

    a broken piece of a brittle artifact


  1. shard(Noun)

    A piece of broken glass or pottery, especially one found in an archaeological dig.

  2. shard(Noun)

    A piece of material, especially rock and similar materials, reminding of a broken piece of glass or pottery.

  3. shard(Noun)

    A tough scale, sheath, or shell; especially an elytron of a beetle.

  4. shard(Noun)

    An instance of an MMORPG that is one of several independent and structurally identical virtual worlds, none of which has so many players as to exhaust a system's resources.

  5. shard(Verb)

    To fall apart into shards, usually as the result of impact or explosion.

  6. shard(Verb)

    To break (something) into shards.

  7. shard(Verb)

    To divide (an MMORPG) into several shards, or to establish a shard of one.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shard(noun)

    a plant; chard

  2. Shard(noun)

    a piece or fragment of an earthen vessel, or a like brittle substance, as the shell of an egg or snail

  3. Shard(noun)

    the hard wing case of a beetle

  4. Shard(noun)

    a gap in a fence

  5. Shard(noun)

    a boundary; a division


  1. Shard

    Shard is a mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe.

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