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I have spent many hours on the beach collecting sea glass, and I almost always wonder, as I bend to pick up chunk of bottle green or a shard of meringue white, what the history of the glass was. Who used it? Was it a medicine bottle? A bit of a ship's lantern? Is that bubbled piece of glass with the charred bits inside it from a fire?
Anita Shreve

Meaning of "shard" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHARD

Old English sceard; related to Old Norse skarth notch, Middle High German scharte notch.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARD

shard  [ʃɑːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shard is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shard

Shard may refer to: ▪ Sherd, a piece of glass, pottery or stone—e.g., sea glass ▪ Elytron, a forewing found on some insect species ▪ Shard End, a place in Birmingham, United Kingdom ▪ The Shard, a skyscraper in London, United Kingdom ▪ Dresden Shard, a redesign of the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany ▪ Slang for the drug methamphetamine, referring to its shard-like crystals...

Definition of shard in the English dictionary

The definition of shard in the dictionary is a broken piece or fragment of a brittle substance, esp of pottery. Other definition of shard is a tough sheath, scale, or shell, esp the elytra of a beetle.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHARD


Ahmedabad
ˈɑːmədəˌbɑːd
backyard
ˌbæˈkjɑːd
card
kɑːd
courtyard
ˈkɔːtˌjɑːd
discard
dɪsˈkɑːd
facade
fəˈsɑːd
guard
ɡɑːd
hard
hɑːd
Hyderabad
ˈhaɪdərəˌbɑːd
Islamabad
ɪzˈlɑːməˌbɑːd
Jacquard
ˈdʒækɑːd
MasterCard
ˈmɑːstəˌkɑːd
postcard
ˈpəʊstˌkɑːd
promenade
ˌprɒməˈnɑːd
regard
rɪˈɡɑːd
retard
rɪˈtɑːd
Riyadh
rɪˈjɑːd
starred
stɑːd
vanguard
ˈvænˌɡɑːd
yard
jɑːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARD

sharable
sharawadgi
sharawadgis
sharawaggi
sharawaggis
sharded
share
share capital
share certificate
share earnings
share index
share issue
share market
share of voice
share offer
share option
share ownership
share premium
share price
share shop

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARD

apple orchard
blowhard
chard
cherry orchard
clochard
die hard
die-hard
Eberhard
echard
Erhard
go hard
mouchard
orchard
pilchard
pochard
Richard
rock-hard
Swiss chard
the Shard
Trenchard

Synonyms and antonyms of shard in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SHARD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «shard» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of shard
bit · chip · fragment · particle · piece · scrap · shiver · sliver

Translation of «shard» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARD

Find out the translation of shard to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shard from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shard» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

碎片
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fragmento
570 millions of speakers

English

shard
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठीकरा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قشرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осколок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঠিকরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tesson
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Shard
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Scherbe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

破片
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

샤드
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shard
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

manh vở
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சில்லை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तुरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çömlek kırığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

coccio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odłamek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

осколок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ciob de sticlă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θραύσμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skerf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skärva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

shard
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shard

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARD»

The term «shard» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.637 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shard

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2 QUOTES WITH «SHARD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shard.
1
Anita Shreve
I have spent many hours on the beach collecting sea glass, and I almost always wonder, as I bend to pick up chunk of bottle green or a shard of meringue white, what the history of the glass was. Who used it? Was it a medicine bottle? A bit of a ship's lantern? Is that bubbled piece of glass with the charred bits inside it from a fire?
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Cory Michael Smith
I grew up in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, in the early '90s, and hospitals and doctor's offices offered to x-ray candy. I was 7 or 8. The day after Halloween, my brother and I were sorting all of our candy, and my mom asked if she could have a piece of my gum. She put the gum in her mouth, bit down, and there was a shard of metal in it!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARD»

Discover the use of shard in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shard and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Single Shard
'Readers will not soon forget these characters or their sacrifices.' Publishers Weekly Contains Linda Sue Park's 2002 Newbery Award acceptance speech.
Linda Sue Park, 2012
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A Single Shard
'Readers will not soon forget these characters or their sacrifices.' Publishers Weekly Contains Linda Sue Park's 2002 Newbery Award acceptance speech.
Linda Sue Park, 2012
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A Single Shard
Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.
Linda Sue Park, 2011
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A Single Shard
A Single Shard
Linda Sue Park, 2001
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The Crystal Shard
Drizzt Do'Urden, a dark elf, and his allies--Wulfgar, a barbarian warrior, and Bruenor, a dwarf--try to unite the people of Ten-Towns to face the dangerous magic of the crystal shard, in a new edition of the first novel about the dark elf ...
R. A. Salvatore, 2007
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The Servant of the Shard: The Sellswords
With each kill, I grow wiser, and with added wisdom, I grow stronger.
R.A. Salvatore, 2009
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Shard: Book One of Aetherworld
The new age of prosperity is threatened, and the entire Aetherworld is at risk. Shard, a misfit sorcerer, must harness his erratic powers to defeat a hidden foe and rescue the Aetherworld from chaos.
Jane Senese, 2001
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The Star Shard
Cymbril, a 12-year-old slave on a gigantic, traveling "wagon city" joins forces with new slave Loric, a magical Fey, and as they plan their escape they encounter mystery, enchantment and deadly monsters while their one chance for freedom ...
Frederic S. Durbin, 2012
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The Mirrored Shard: The Iron Codex Book Three
Aoife Grayson must face death to win back Dean—the love who was ripped from the Iron Lands of the living when he was shot in the arctic north.
Caitlin Kittredge, 2013
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Shard
On the first day of summer vacation, Alex, Jared, and Madison find something more waiting for them at home than the normal freedom that comes with the end of school.
Andreas Zimmermann, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHARD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shard is used in the context of the following news items.
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Will.i.am wants to be British and live in the Shard but The Voice …
You know how it is, you fancy moving to London but can't quite afford the £50m cost of the gaff you fancy and your job as a music judge , singer and record ... «mirror.co.uk, Mar 15»
2
Stirling Prize 2014 winner beats The Shard
The venue saw-off competition from five other buildings, including heavyweight contenders Renzo Piano for The Shard and Zaha Hadid for the London Aquatics ... «high50, Oct 14»
3
Watch Dynamo LEVITATE above The Shard in amazing video - but …
Dynamo - real name Steven Frayne - was snapped 1,000ft above the ground at the top of The Shard in London. But some pictures snapped from stunned ... «Mirror.co.uk, Aug 14»
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Stirling Prize: Shard makes the cut on award shortlist
The Shard, the tallest building in western Europe, is among the designs up for a major architecture prize. The London skyscraper is joined by Zaha Hadid's ... «BBC News, Jul 14»
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Hundreds of people are evacuated from Britain's tallest building the …
Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Shard today following fears of a ... One of the Qatari owners of the Shard was reported evacuated from Europe's ... «Daily Mail, Jun 14»
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The Shard is hit by lightning as huge storm hits London
This is the electrifying moment the Shard was struck by lightning as storms hit London today. The incredible sight, during this afternoon's electrical storm, was ... «Evening Standard, May 14»
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Shard becomes London's 'eyeful' tower
The bedrooms in Shangri-La's luxury hotel, which opened last week in London's 310m-tall Shard building, come with binoculars so guests can survey the city's ... «Financial Times, May 14»
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Residential tower next to the Shard to be designed by Renzo Piano
Announced on Tuesday less than a year after the 306m glass skyscraper opened, the new 27-storey building is to be designed by the Shard's architect, Renzo ... «The Guardian, Jan 14»
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London's Cheeky Skyscrapers
They include The Shard, the work of architect Renzo Piano, completed in 2012. At 87 stories, the Shard (shown at the top of the page) is the tallest skyscraper in ... «NPR, Jan 14»
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A majestic view: the Queen surveys her realm from the Shard
Published: 21 November 2013. Updated: 17:27, 21 November 2013. The Queen takes in the spectacular bird's eye view of London on a visit to the Shard today. «Evening Standard, Nov 13»

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