What does orchard mean?

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ˈɔr tʃərdor·chard

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth


  1. orchard(Noun)

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

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

  2. orchard(Noun)

    The trees themselves cultivated in such an area.

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


  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. Jon Drummond:

    It probably was an insider job, someone knew this orchard really well. They knew where to go, the portion of the orchard where they couldn't be seen.

  2. 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.”

  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. Charles Baudelaire:

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

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