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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

  6. Origin: [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.]


  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.]

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  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

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