- a scale.
- a shell, as of an egg or snail.
- shapley, harlow,
- shar pei,
- share account,
- share and share alike,
- share certificate
Origin of shard
Examples from the Web for shard
Shard glass from the historic church was recently donated to the museum, which is scheduled to open in 2015.50 Years Later: The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing|Lottie L. Joiner|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Brooklyn Bridge, London's Shard, Notre Dame—each structure is an expedition waiting to happen.
One person who wasn't impressed by Prince Andrew's abseil down the Shard: writer Grace Dent.
Here's Prince Andrew abseiling down the Shard in London earlier this week.
She turned away from the audience to smash a glass goblet, raising a shard to her throat.
He stopped and picked up a shard of flint, throwing it with an oath.Little Fuzzy|Henry Beam Piper
Captain Shard gathered up his reins, nodded carelessly, and went off down the street in a small cloud of dust.
And, faster and faster still, they crashed into the shard of steel.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
On the floor under where it should have been I caught the flash of light from a shard of glass.The Gallery|Roger Phillips Graham
About nine o'clock Captain Shard arrived in his buggy from his home in the suburbs.
Word Origin for shard
also sherd, Old English sceard "incision, cleft, gap; potshard, a fragment, broken piece," from Proto-Germanic *skardas (cf. Middle Dutch schaerde "a fragment, a crack," Dutch schaard "a flaw, a fragment," German Scharte "a notch," Danish skaar "chink, potsherd"), a past participle from the root of Old English sceran "to cut" (see shear). Meaning "fragment of broken earthenware" developed in late Old English. Used late 14c. as "scale of a dragon." French écharde "prickle, splinter" is a Germanic loan-word.