adult respiratory distress syndrome. See respiratory distress syndrome(def 2). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ards

Historical Examples of ards

  • An' the bit o' tail 's curled up in our in'ards now where it ain't got no business to be.

  • Some five or six miles, I suppose, along the coast nor'ards.

  • It's a long road, I know, when fo'k luk for'ards; but it's soon getten o'er, and when thaa looks back'ards it's nobbud short.

  • But inquired further: "Is that stuffin' or in'ards coming through the sewin' down the front of 'em?"

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart

  • He surveyed Clandeboye and Ards, and declared them the shire of Carrickfergus—an arrangement afterwards departed from.

British Dictionary definitions for ards



a district of Northern Ireland, in Co Down. Pop: 74 369 (2003 est). Area: 368 sq km (142 sq miles)
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Medicine definitions for ards



adult respiratory distress syndrome
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