orchard


orchard
orchard (n.) O.E. orceard "fruit garden," probably from wortgeard, from WORT (Cf. wort) "vegetable, plant root" + geard "garden, yard" (the word also meant "vegetable garden" until 15c.); see YARD (Cf. yard) (n.1). First element influenced by L. hortus (in L.L. ortus) "garden," which also is from the root of yard (n.1).

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  • Orchard — bezeichnet: Orchard CMS, ein Web Content Management System Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Orchard (Alabama) Orchard (Colorado) Orchard (Idaho) Orchard (Iowa) Orchard (Louisiana) Orchard (Nebraska) Orchard (Texas) Orchard Point (Michigan)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Orchard — Orchard, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 391 Housing Units (2000): 208 Land area (2000): 0.417248 sq. miles (1.080668 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.417248 sq. miles (1.080668… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Orchard — Or chard, n. [AS. ortgeard, wyrtgeard, lit., wortyard, i. e., a yard for herbs; wyrt herb + geard yard. See {Wort}, {Yard} inclosure.] 1. A garden. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosure containing fruit trees; also, the fruit trees, collectively; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orchard, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 88 Housing Units (2000): 35 Land area (2000): 0.088468 sq. miles (0.229132 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.088468 sq. miles (0.229132 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Orchard, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 391 Housing Units (2000): 208 Land area (2000): 0.417248 sq. miles (1.080668 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.417248 sq. miles (1.080668 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Orchard, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 408 Housing Units (2000): 156 Land area (2000): 0.378147 sq. miles (0.979395 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.378147 sq. miles (0.979395 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • orchard — [n] fruit farm fruit garden, garden, grove, plantation, vineyard; concepts 449,509,517 …   New thesaurus

  • orchard — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of enclosed land planted with fruit trees. ORIGIN Old English, from Latin hortus garden + the base of YARD(Cf. ↑yard) …   English terms dictionary

  • orchard — [ôr′chərd] n. [ME < OE ortgeard < VL * orto, for L hortus, a garden (see HORTICULTURE) + OE geard,YARD2] 1. an area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit trees or nut trees 2. such a stand of trees …   English World dictionary

  • Orchard — This article is about the planting of trees in agriculture. For other uses, see Orchard (disambiguation). A lemon orchard in the Upper Galilee in Israel …   Wikipedia


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