What does orchard mean?

Definitions for orchard
ˈɔr tʃərdor·chard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grove, woodlet, orchard, plantationnoun

    garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth

Wiktionary

  1. orchardnoun

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

  2. orchardnoun

    The trees themselves cultivated in such an area.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Orchardnoun

    Etymology: either hortyard or wortyard, says Skinner; ortgeard , Saxon. Junius.

    Planting of orchards is very profitable, as well as pleasurable. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.

    They overcome their riches, not by making
    Baths, orchards, fish pools. Ben Jonson.

    Her private orchards wall’d on ev’ry side,
    To lawless Sylvans all access deny’d. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. Orchard

    An orchard is an intentional plantation of trees or shrubs that is maintained for food production. Orchards comprise fruit- or nut-producing trees which are generally 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. Most modern commercial orchards are planted for a single variety of fruit. While the importance of introducing biodiversity is recognized in forest plantations, it would seem to be beneficial to introduce some genetic diversity in orchard plantations as well by interspersing other trees through the orchard. Genetic diversity in an orchard would provide resilience to pests and diseases just as in forests.Orchards are sometimes concentrated near bodies of water where climatic extremes are moderated and blossom time is retarded until frost danger is past.

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  1. orchard

    An orchard is a piece of land or a large area specifically dedicated to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees, often arranged in rows for easier management and harvesting. Orchards will typically focus on a single type of tree like apples, oranges, peaches, or almonds. The trees could be cultivated for commercial purposes for fruit or nut production, or sometimes even for personal consumption or for their aesthetic beauty.

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orchard

    or′chard, n. a garden of fruit-trees, esp. of apple-trees, also the enclosure containing such.—ns. Or′chard-house, a glass house for cultivating fruits without artificial heat; Or′charding; Or′chardist. [A.S. orceard—older form ort-geard.]

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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ORCHARD

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Orchard is ranked #13101 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Orchard surname appeared 2,340 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Orchard.

    93.9% or 2,198 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 68 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
    0.3% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orchard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orchard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of orchard in a Sentence

  1. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott:

    The orchard owners and state agencies are working to make sure these workers have what they need -- food, shelter and other things to isolate safely, in light of recent national events, I hardly need to remind Vermonters of the nature of the virus. People do not get sick because they are from a certain place, ethnicity or nationality -- they get sick if they are exposed to the virus.

  2. Ash Dahlke:

    I swear, every time you turn around in the Willcox basin area, a new field is being bladed for a pecan or pistachio orchard.

  3. Anthon St Maarten:

    When life gives you lemons, you don’t make lemonade. You use the seeds to plant a whole orchard and build a new lemonade brand… an entire franchise. Or you could just stay on the bus and drink lemonade someone else has made, from a can.

  4. Ursula Johnson:

    We want to be able to have a fruit and nut orchard. We want to be able to have the vegetables that we love to eat and cook and possibly some new stuff that we've never tried before.

  5. Heather Smith:

    He really lit a fire and kept the story going, he kept it on the radar, so Orchard knew we were not just going to away quietly.

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