Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Ground that is green with grass; turf.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Turf green with grass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Turf green with grass.

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  • noun Land that is green with grass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

Etymologies

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green + sward

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  • "If baseball is, or at least used to be, a languidly paced sport played on an asymmetrical greensward that recalls America’s agrarian past, football is an industrial product of the modern age. Confined to a precisely measured rectangle that mimics the electronic screen, football plays out in staccato bursts of violence, interrupted by commentary and meta-commentary, near-pornographic slow-motion replays and scantily clad young women selling you stuff. Though I’m not sure that the commercials during the Super Bowl, or any lesser football game, really have much to do with consumer products as such. Instead, they’re selling an idea, the idea of the sort of person you must be if you’re watching the game: Funny, alert, sexually alive, a bit self-mocking, surrounded by friends and endlessly loyal to football, to America and to television."

    - Andrew O'Hehir, Football's death spiral, salon.com, 3 Feb 2013.

    February 5, 2013