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[green-swawrd] /ˈgrinˌswɔrd/
green, grassy turf.
Origin of greensward
1590-1600; green + sward
Related forms
greenswarded, adjective Unabridged
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  • A tablecloth, white as the driven snow, is spread upon the greensward, by the margin of a fountain.

  • Behind the house the greensward slopes to a wheat-field that is like a wall of gold.

    Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service
  • Close by in the greensward an absurd pet lamb was tugging and bouncing at the end of its stingy tether.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • This had just happened while she was lying on the greensward gazing up into the sky.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Over the greensward William lightly bore his lady, while radiant was the cleared sky above the happy dancers.

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • She nodded a farewell, and moved briskly across the greensward to the house.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Quick as light the horses caught the greensward with mighty strides.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • Lorenzi and the Marchesa were strolling in the dusk across the greensward.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • The wooden workshops had been erected upon the grass, but the greensward soon disappeared.

    Stories of Invention Edward E. Hale
  • There is no greensward in the tropics, grass is not cultivated, and hay is never made.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for greensward


(archaic or literary) fresh green turf or an area of such turf
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