- Shard (also sherd or
potsherd), a term for broken pieces of pottery or glass, often used
in archaeology. In
contemporary use, it often implies a sharp fragment, especially of
- In zoology, a shard
is a tough scale, sheath, or shell; it is especially used as a term
to refer to the elytra of
- SHARD, an acronym
South Hams Against Rural Destruction, a local environmental
action group from South Hams,
active since approximately 1998.
- database sharding is a method for database
- Shard is a slang term for a piece high quality crystal Methamphetamine
as it looks like a shard of glass.
- A Single
Shard, children's novel by Linda Sue Park, set in 12th-century
Korea, 2002 Newbery Medal winner
Shard, a convicted murderer in the animated television series
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
- shard, an instance
of a world, realm, or playground in some
massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) or in a multiplayer
role-playing game-style server.
- In MMOGs, the term shard is often associated with Ultima
Nights, and Silkroad
- Other MMOGs call them servers or Realms (World of
Warcraft) instead, although their function is still basically
- The usage originated with the Ultima
Online story, where each of the game's servers were said to be
different images of the world, trapped in the shattered shards of a
mystic gem (originally conceived in 1980 for Ultima I, this
event is mentioned many times throughout the Ultima series).
- Six games known for using unsharded servers are Mankind
(MMORTS), EVE Online,
Tale in the Desert, Entropia
Universe and Anarchy
Online where there is no sharding or instancing and everything
happens in the same persistent online world.
- Second Life,
which is a user-content generated world, uses servers called "sims"
seamlessly connected to each other in a "grid" to create one
(comics), a fictional
character in the Marvel
She is the sister of the X-Man named Bishop.
Shard of Lightning, 16th episode of animated television series
Xiaolin Showdown created by Christy Hui
Ultima Online shard emulation, fans of Ultima Online have
reverse-engineered the game to produce server emulators of the
original Electronic Arts servers
End, an area of Birmingham, England
London Bridge, a pyramidal skyscraper planned for London,
which, if built, might become the tallest building in