Associations to the word «Shard»

Wiktionary

SHARD, noun. A piece of broken glass or pottery, especially one found in an archaeological dig.
SHARD, noun. A piece of material, especially rock and similar materials, reminding of a broken piece of glass or pottery.
SHARD, noun. A tough scale, sheath, or shell; especially an elytron of a beetle.
SHARD, noun. (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.
SHARD, noun. A component of a sharded distributed database.
SHARD, verb. (intransitive) To fall apart into shards, usually as the result of impact or explosion.
SHARD, verb. (transitive) To break (something) into shards.
SHARD, verb. (online role-playing) (transitive) To divide (an MMORPG) into several shards, or to establish a shard of one.
SHARD, noun. The plant chard.

Dictionary definition

SHARD, noun. A broken piece of a brittle artifact.

Wise words

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