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Words that end in ard

-ard or -art

One that habitually or excessively is in a specified condition or performs a specified action: drunkard.

Origin of -ard

Middle English from Old French of Germanic origin ; see kar- in Indo-European roots.

pointed directly ahead

southeastward
the compass point midway between south and east

northeastward
in a northeastward direction

northwestward
in a northwestward direction

southwestward
in a southwestward direction

checkerboard
a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors

plasterboard
wallboard with a gypsum plaster core bonded to layers of paper or fiberboard; used instead of plaster or wallboard to make interior walls

shuffleboard
a game in which players use long sticks to shove wooden disks onto the scoring area marked on a smooth surface

henceforward
from this time forth; from now on

weatherboard
a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other

springboard
a beginning from which an enterprise is launched

switchboard
telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords

substandard
falling short of some prescribed norm

standard
a basis for comparison

fingerboard
a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers

centerboard
a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward

mortarboard
a square board with a handle underneath

teeterboard
a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum

splashboard
protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side

paperboard
a cardboard suitable for making posters

blackboard
sheet of slate; for writing with chalk

scoreboard
a large board for displaying the score of a contest

skateboard
a board with wheels that is ridden in a standing or crouching position and propelled by foot

churchyard
the yard associated with a church

fiberboard
wallboard composed of wood chips or shavings bonded together with resin and compressed into rigid sheets

chalkboard
sheet of slate; for writing with chalk

chessboard
a checkerboard used to play chess

fibreboard
wallboard composed of wood chips or shavings bonded together with resin and compressed into rigid sheets

coastguard
a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters

floorboard
a board in the floor

heavenward
directed toward heaven or the sky

lumberyard
a workplace where lumber is stocked for sale

soundboard
(music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument

aboveboard
without concealment or deception; honest

breadboard
a wooden or plastic board on which dough is kneaded or bread is sliced

pasteboard
stiff cardboard made by pasting together layers of paper

greensward
surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

blackguard
someone who is morally reprehensible

matchboard
a board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor)

flashboard
boarding place along the top of a dam to increase its height

patchboard
telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords

punchboard
a small board full of holes

camelopard
tallest living quadruped

boulevard
a wide street or thoroughfare

safeguard
a precautionary measure warding off impending danger

courtyard
an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings

cardboard
a stiff moderately thick paper

disregard
lack of attention and due care

dashboard
protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.

billboard
large outdoor signboard

graveyard
a tract of land used for burials

afterward
happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

snowboard
a board that resembles a broad ski or a small surfboard

overboard
to extremes

haphazard
dependent upon or characterized by chance

bodyguard
someone who escorts and protects a prominent person

northward
moving toward the north

scorecard
(golf) a record of scores (as in golf)

clipboard
a small writing board with a clip at the top for holding papers

lifeguard
an attendant who protects swimmers from accidents

starboard
right side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow

southward
toward the south

shipboard
casual or ephemeral as if taking place on board a ship

backboard
a board used to support the back of someone or something

wallboard
a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions

hardboard
a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin

rearguard
a detachment assigned to protect the rear of a military body

headboard
a vertical board or panel forming the head of a bedstead

surfboard
a narrow buoyant board for riding surf

sideboard
a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

brickyard
a place where bricks are made and sold

chipboard
a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin

biohazard
hazard to humans or the environment from biological agents

baseboard
a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor

clapboard
a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other

wakeboard
a buoyant board (resembling a surfboard) that is used to ride over water while being pulled behind a motorboat

washboard
device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on

moldboard
wedge formed by the curved part of a steel plow blade that turns the furrow

signboard
structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted

dartboard
a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts

tailboard
a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading

fireguard
a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire

stockyard
enclosed yard where cattle, pigs, horses, or sheep are kept temporarily

footboard
a narrow platform on which to stand or brace the feet

graybeard
a man who is very old

buckboard
an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels

corkboard
a heat-insulating building material consisting of cork granules that are made into sheets by compressing and baking

spaceward
towards outer space

frontward
at or to or toward the front

fallboard
the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played

millboard
stout pasteboard used to bind books

steelyard
a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with arms of unequal length

shoreward
(of winds) coming from the sea toward the land

spikenard
an aromatic ointment used in antiquity

interlard
introduce one’s writing or speech with certain expressions

coastward
in the direction of the coast

duckboard
a boardwalk laid across muddy ground

overhear
hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

flashcard
a card with words or numbers or pictures that is flashed to a class by the teacher

keyboard
device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like

downward
extending or moving from a higher to a lower place

backward
at or to or toward the back or rear

vanguard
the leading units moving at the head of an army

cupboard
a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

backyard
the grounds in back of a house

vineyard
a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced

westward
the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees

shipyard
a workplace where ships are built or repaired

blizzard
a storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds

seaboard
the shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort

eastward
toward the east

windward
the direction from which the wind is coming

outboard
located away from the midline of a vessel or aircraft

untoward
not in keeping with accepted standards of what is proper

billiard
of or relating to billiards

jacquard
a highly figured fabric woven on a Jacquard loom

homeward
toward home

farmyard
an area adjacent to farm buildings

dockyard
an establishment on the waterfront where vessels are built or fitted out or repaired

drunkard
a chronic drinker

brassard
armor plate that protects the arm

boatyard
a place where boats are built or maintained or stored

junkyard
a field where junk is collected and stored for resale

barnyard
a yard adjoining a barn

timecard
a card recording an employee’s starting and quitting times each work day

landward
toward land

rearward
located in or toward the back or rear

scabbard
a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet

pegboard
a board perforated with regularly spaced holes into which pegs can be fitted

blowhard
a very boastful and talkative person

milliard
a billion

pilchard
small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe

sideward
toward one side

lapboard
writing board used on the lap as a table or desk

dooryard
a yard outside the front or rear door of a house

larboard
the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose

garboard
the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship

sluggard
an idle slothful person

mudguard
a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels

tiltyard
(formerly) an enclosed field for tilting contests

mopboard
a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor

semihard
somewhat hard

halliard
a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag

postcard
a card for sending messages by post without an envelope

forward
at or to or toward the front

awkward
lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

outward
that is going out or leaving

orchard
garden consisting of a small cultivated wood

steward
someone who manages property or affairs for someone else

mustard
pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds

bastard
the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

unheard
not necessarily inaudible but not heard

discard
anything that is cast aside

leopard
large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots

wayward
resistant to guidance or discipline

pollard
a tree with limbs cut back to promote a more bushy growth of foliage

custard
sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked or boiled or frozen

haggard
showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

mallard
wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended

buzzard
a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States

placard
a sign posted in a public place

seaward
in the direction of the sea

bombard
throw bombs at or attack with bombs

skyward
toward the sky

collard
variety of kale having smooth leaves

leotard
a tight, stretchy garment worn by gymnasts and dancers

leeward
on the side away from the wind

inboard
located within the hull or nearest the midline of a vessel or aircraft

tankard
large drinking vessel with one handle

lanyard
a cord worn around the neck to hold a whistle, badge, etc.

laggard
someone who takes more time than necessary

halyard
a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag

bollard
a strong post

keycard
a plastic card that has a magnetically coded strip that is scanned in order to operate a mechanism

mansard
a hip roof having two slopes on each side

bustard
large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes

unitard
a garment that covers the body from shoulders to thighs

gizzard
thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food

dullard
a person who is not very bright or interesting

froward
habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

pochard
heavy-bodied Old World diving duck having a grey-and-black body and reddish head

mazzard
wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for grafting

foulard
a light plain-weave or twill-weave silk or silklike fabric

poniard
a dagger with a slender blade

niggard
a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

dastard
a despicable coward

laniard
a cord worn around the neck to hold a knife or whistle

goliard
a wandering scholar in medieval Europe

gurnard
bottom-dwelling coastal fishes with spiny armored heads and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom

diehard
one who adheres to traditional views

rehear
hear or try a court case anew

regard
the condition of being honored

reward
compensation for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

aboard
on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle

upward
spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

hazard
an unpredictable phenomenon that causes a certain result

wizard
one who practices magic or sorcery

inward
directed or moving inward or toward a center

onward
in a forward direction

lizard
relatively long-bodied reptile with legs and a tapering tail

coward
a person who shows fear or timidity

retard
cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

canard
a deliberately misleading fabrication

izzard
the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet

petard
an explosive device used to break down a gate or wall

tabard
a short sleeveless outer tunic emblazoned with a coat of arms; worn by a knight over his armor or by a herald

briard
old French breed of large strong usually black dogs having a long tail and long wavy and slightly stiff coat

afeard
a pronunciation of afraid

dotard
someone whose age has impaired his or her intellect

board
a stout length of sawn timber

award
give, especially as an honor

guard
watch over or shield from danger or harm

beard
the hair growing on the lower part of a man’s face

hoard
a secret store of valuables or money

chard
beet lacking swollen root

shard
a broken piece of a brittle artifact

sward
surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

heard
detected or perceived via the auditory sense

hard
resisting weight or pressure

card
thin cardboard, usually rectangular

yard
enclosed land around a house or other building

ward
a person who is under the protection of another

bard
a lyric poet

lard
soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog

sard
a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony

nard
an aromatic ointment used in antiquity

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