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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a broken piece of a brittle artifact;
[syn: shard, sherd, fragment]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sherd \Sherd\, n. A fragment; -- now used only in composition, as in potsherd. See Shard. [1913 Webster] The thigh . . . which all in sherds it drove. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] Shereef
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shard \Shard\ (sh[aum]rd), n. [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[eth]. See Shear, and cf. Sherd.] [Written also sheard, and sherd.] 1. A piece or fragment of an earthen vessel, or a like brittle substance, as the shell of an egg or snail. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The precious dish Broke into shards of beauty on the board. --E. Arnold. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The hard wing case of a beetle. [1913 Webster] They are his shards, and he their beetle. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A gap in a fence. [Obs.] --Stanyhurst. [1913 Webster] 4. A boundary; a division. [Obs. & R.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sherd n 1: a broken piece of a brittle artifact [syn: shard, sherd, fragment]




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