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

Definition of greensward

: turf that is green with growing grass

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "This Florida Community Is the Sunny Oasis You've Been Dreaming Of," 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,, "This just in: Social-distance cycling OK during coronavirus pandemic," 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, "Hudson Yards Promised a Park. They Didn’t Mention the Giant Wall.," 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, "“Parasite” Explores What Lies Beneath," 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, "In the Hudson Valley, a Drive Back in Time," 17 June 2019 But the climactic sequence of Midsommar features one of the last surviving Americans running stark naked across the noonday greensward with nobody obviously chasing him. Ross Douthat, National Review, "Midsommar Casts a Transfixing Scandinavian Spell," 25 July 2019 There’s nothing like it in the city — a lush greensward nearly four blocks long, with benches, 600 trees and 16,000 plants, everything from a tiny redwood grove to a touch of lavender. Carl Nolte,, "Hey old San Francisco, meet new San Francisco: the East Cut and Thrive City," 13 July 2019 Reseeding required that the greensward be temporarily fenced off, and Ms. Rogers described the delicate negotiations that were required to keep such areas off limits to a public that had grown accustomed to roaming the park at will. Witold Rybczynski, WSJ, "‘Saving Central Park’ Review: Brought Back to Life," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of greensward

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

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“Greensward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of greensward

old-fashioned + literary : an area of ground that is covered with green grass

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