how to pronounce shard


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An example use of shard in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of shard


  1. An instance of an MMORPG that is one of several independent and structurally identical virtual worlds, none of which has so many players as to exhaust a system's resources.
  2. A piece of broken glass or pottery, especially one found in an archaeological dig.
  3. A component of a sharded distributed database.
  4. A piece of crystal methamphetamine.
  5. The plant chard.
  6. A piece of material, especially rock and similar materials, reminding of a broken piece of glass or pottery.
  7. A tough scale, sheath, or shell; especially an elytron of a beetle.


  1. To fall apart into shards, usually as the result of impact or explosion.
  2. To divide (an MMORPG) into several shards, or to establish a shard of one.
  3. To break (something) into shards.

shard frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shard occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shard can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shard can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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