What does the word sward mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Grassy land; turf.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Swarded, swardy.

Usage examples for sward

  1. My father gave the signal, and the ball rolled down the incline to the sward. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  2. Regarding it now as he lay along the sward- its dull mass moving while it seemed motionless, the Athenian murmured to himself: 'The eagle dropped a stone from his talons, thinking to break thy shell: the stone crushed the head of a poet. – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  3. The old earth had yielded a bountiful tribute to man's toil, and on the damask cloths spread over the sward lay the fruits and grains of last year's harvest, changed by woman's skill into the viands that are the symbols of Southern hospitality, as salt is the symbol of the Arab's. – Clover and Blue Grass by Eliza Calvert Hall