What does orchard mean?

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ˈɔr tʃərdor·chard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grove, woodlet, orchard, plantationnoun

    garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth


  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.


  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


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

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  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. 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.

  2. Charles Baudelaire:

    A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.

  3. 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.

  4. Giacomo Puccini:

    How the stars shone. How sweet the earth smelled. The orchard gate creaked, and a footstep pressed on the sand. And she entered, fragrant as a flower, and fell into my arms. Oh, sweet kisses, lingering caresses. Slowly, trembling, I gazed upon her beauty. Now my dream of true love is lost forever. My last hour has flown, and I die, hopeless, and never have I loved life more.”

  5. 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.

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