Bard Definition

bärd
bards
noun
bards
One of an ancient Celtic order of minstrel poets who composed and recited verses celebrating the legendary exploits of chieftains and heroes.
American Heritage
An ancient Celtic poet and singer of epic poems, who accompanied himself on the harp.
Webster's New World
A poet, especially a lyric poet.
American Heritage
Any of various other national minstrels or epic poets.
Webster's New World
A piece of armor used to protect or ornament a horse.
American Heritage
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verb
bards
To equip (a horse) with bards.
American Heritage
To put bards on (a horse)
Webster's New World
To cover (meat) in thin pieces of bacon or fat to preserve moisture during cooking.
American Heritage

To cover a horse in defensive armor.

Wiktionary
(cooking) To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.
Wiktionary
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idiom
the Bard
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Bard

Noun

Singular:
bard
Plural:
bards

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Bard

  • the Bard

Origin of Bard

  • Middle English barde from Old French from Old Italian barda from Arabic barda‘a packsaddle from Persian pardah purdah

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Irish and Scottish Gaelic bard and from Welsh bardd gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowed in the 15th century from Scottish Gaelic bard, Irish bard, and Welsh bardd.

    From Wiktionary

  • From French barde. English since the late 15th century.

    From Wiktionary

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