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Definitions for shard
ʃɑrdshard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shard, sherd, fragmentnoun

    a broken piece of a brittle artifact

Wiktionary

  1. shardnoun

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

  2. shardnoun

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

  3. shardnoun

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

  4. shardnoun

    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. shardverb

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

  6. shardverb

    To break (something) into shards.

  7. shardverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shardnoun

    a plant; chard

    Etymology: [AS. sceard, properly a p. p. from the root of scearn to shear, to cut; akin to D. schaard a fragment, G. scharte a notch, Icel. skar. See Shear, and cf. Sherd.]

  2. Shardnoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. sceard, properly a p. p. from the root of scearn to shear, to cut; akin to D. schaard a fragment, G. scharte a notch, Icel. skar. See Shear, and cf. Sherd.]

  3. Shardnoun

    the hard wing case of a beetle

    Etymology: [AS. sceard, properly a p. p. from the root of scearn to shear, to cut; akin to D. schaard a fragment, G. scharte a notch, Icel. skar. See Shear, and cf. Sherd.]

  4. Shardnoun

    a gap in a fence

    Etymology: [AS. sceard, properly a p. p. from the root of scearn to shear, to cut; akin to D. schaard a fragment, G. scharte a notch, Icel. skar. See Shear, and cf. Sherd.]

  5. Shardnoun

    a boundary; a division

    Etymology: [AS. sceard, properly a p. p. from the root of scearn to shear, to cut; akin to D. schaard a fragment, G. scharte a notch, Icel. skar. See Shear, and cf. Sherd.]

Freebase

  1. Shard

    Shard is a mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shard

    shärd, n. dung. [Ety. dub.]

  2. Shard

    shärd, n. (Spens.) a boundary, division: (obs.) the leaves of the artichoke whitened. [Perh. from Ice. skardh (Ger. scharte, a notch), and ult. conn. with A.S. sceran, to divide.]

  3. Shard

    shärd, n. a fragment, as of an earthen vessel: the wing-case of a beetle.—adjs. Shard′-borne (Shak.), borne on shards, as beetles; Shar′ded (Shak.), provided with elytra or wing-cases. [A.S. sceard, a fragment—sceran, to divide.]

Entomology

  1. Shard

    a chitinous sheath or elytron.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of shard in a Sentence

  1. John Stefanowicz:

    I'm excited, ready to have that experience.It's notsomething I can say what I'm expecting,it’shard to put it to words.

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