Sherd vs Shard - What's the difference?

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Sherd is an alternative form of shard.


As nouns the difference between sherd and shard

is that sherd is while shard is a piece of broken glass or pottery, especially one found in an archaeological dig or shard can be the plant chard.

As a verb shard is

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

sherd

English

(wikipedia)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The thigh which all in sherds it drove. — Chapman.

    Derived terms

    * potsherd

    References

    * Shard'' and ''Sherd'', in the ''Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary , Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.

    Anagrams

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    shard

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl) sceard . Akin to Dutch ).

    Alternative forms

    * sherd

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A piece of broken glass or pottery, especially one found in an archaeological dig.
  • A piece of material, especially rock and similar materials, reminding of a broken piece of glass or pottery.
  • * 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/pilgrim-roads/salopek-text]
  • Inside its exhibit hall, behind panes of glass, in a white-lit lab, a team of restorers works on an ancient Byzantine floor: 44 square yards of stone shards rescued from Lot’s Cave Monastery.
  • A tough scale, sheath, or shell; especially an elytron of a beetle.
  • (online role-playing) 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.
  • * 1997 , Ultima Online''. The term "shard" is related to the backstory of the game, in which the Gem of Immortality is shattered by the Stranger, the protagonist of ''Ultima I .
  • "The planet was still bound to the jewel's magic, even as it lay shattered upon the floor of Mondain's castle. For,(SIC) within each shattered remnant of the jewel, dwelled a perfect likeness of Sosaria. Thus is the world in which you are born, live, and die. Brittania(SIC), that was once Sosaria, now exists as a thousand worlds, each with its own peoples, history and destiny. This Brittania(SIC) is but one of many in the multiverse that is... ...ULTIMA ONLINE." - Intro cinematic to the game, written by Michael Morlan [http://michael-morlan.net/pages/production/prod_uo.htm]
    Derived terms
    * potsherd
    Synonyms
    * potsherd * splinter (of glass)

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To fall apart into shards, usually as the result of impact or explosion.
  • To break (something) into shards.
  • (online role-playing) To divide (an MMORPG) into several , or to establish a shard of one.
  • References

    * (pottery) Shard'', in the ''Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary , Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (-)
  • The plant chard.
  • (Dryden)

    Anagrams

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