green·​sward | \ ˈgrēn-ˌswȯrd How to pronounce greensward (audio) \

Definition of greensward

: turf that is green with growing grass

Examples of greensward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The loss of a lovely greensward to build that housing is a shame, of course. Kim Velsey, Curbed, 30 Sep. 2021 Tulip beds, mature trees and lawns attract visitors every spring to Sherwood Gardens, the lush greensward in Baltimore’s Guilford neighborhood. Jacques Kelly,, 1 May 2021 In 2009 Luijten began writing a biography of Jo, working in an office in a former schoolhouse opposite the greensward of Amsterdam’s Museum Square. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2021 Windsor is also home to a championship-standard croquet greensward, where social Wine & Wickets matches are held, and a full-scale Equestrian Centre with 26 stables, 14 paddocks, and a professional polo field. Jessica Dailey, Town & Country, 29 Sep. 2020 For the time being, take a break on one of the picnic tables on the giant greensward and imagine watching Emmylou Harris on the big stage that isn’t there right now. Steve Rubenstein,, 22 Mar. 2020 Drawings at the time, produced as part of the city’s environmental review process, diagramed the heart of the Western Yard as a greensward with a lawn passing beneath the High Line and spilling to 12th Avenue at West 30th Street. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2020 Encastled behind lofty walls and girdled by greensward (sprinklers feed the greenness, with a gentle hiss) is the home of Park Dong-ik (Lee Sun-kyun) and his wife, Yeon-kyo (Jo Yeo-jeong), who is somewhat less serene than her surroundings. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2019 Much of the year its greensward is taken up with cricketers and soccer players; on this chilly day there was only a skittish flock of gulls. Russell Shorto, New York Times, 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of greensward

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greensward was circa 1522

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“Greensward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of greensward

: an area of ground that is covered with green grass

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