Character 4
Hyphenation bard
Pronunciations /bɑːd/

Definitions and meanings of "Bard"

What do we mean by bard?

One of an ancient Celtic order of minstrel poets who composed and recited verses celebrating the legendary exploits of chieftains and heroes. noun

A poet, especially a lyric poet. noun

A piece of armor used to protect or ornament a horse. noun

To equip (a horse) with bards. transitive verb

To cover (meat) in thin pieces of bacon or fat to preserve moisture during cooking. transitive verb

To caparison with bards, as a horse; to furnish or accoutre with armor, as a man.

Any one of the pieces of defensive armor used in medieval Europe to protect the horse. noun

Hence plural The housings of a horse, used in tourneys, justs, and processions during the later middle ages. They were most commonly of stuff woven or embroidered with the arms of the rider. noun

Plural Armor of metal plates, worn in the sixteenth century and later. See armor. noun

To cover with thin bacon, as a bird or meat to be roasted.

A strip of bacon used to cover a fowl or meat in roasting. noun

A poet and singer among the ancient Celts; one whose occupation was to compose and sing verses in honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men, and on other subjects, generally to the accompaniment of the harp. noun

Formerly, in Scotland, a strolling musician; a minstrel: classed with vagabonds, as an object of penal laws. noun

In modern use, a poet: as, the bard of Avon (Shakspere); the Ayrshire bard (Burns). noun

A scold: applied only to women. noun

The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind. noun

Specifically, Peruvian bark. noun

See Bark stove (below). noun

A pit filled with bark and water, in which hides are steeped in tanning. noun

A professional poet and singer, like among the ancient Celts, whose occupation was to compose and sing verses in honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men.

(by extension) A poet.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Bard

The word "bard" in example sentences

The reason which induced me to do so was the knowledge of an appalling tragedy transacted there in the old time, in which there is every reason to suppose a certain Welsh bard, called Lewis ❋ Unknown (2004)

In consequence, perhaps, of Lucan's having spoken of _carmina bardi_, the word bard began to be used, early in the 17th century, to designate any kind of a serious poet, whether lyric or epic, and is so employed by ❋ Various (N/A)

The night of the bard was the night that the blackmail began. ❋ Sydney Kilgore (2010)

KING: And what do know of the man known as the bard? ❋ Unknown (2005)

The bard was a storyteller-singer who according to Keyes, chronicles history and transmits cultural traditions through performance. ❋ Unknown (2003)

In modern Welsh, a bard is a poet whose vocation has been recognized at an Eisteddfod. ❋ Various (N/A)

[144] Here the bard is a little obscure; but he seems to mean that the ❋ Various (N/A)

Captain Wilford observes, [266] that there may be a clue to the Celtic word bard in the ❋ Mary Frances Cusack (1864)

The moment we all sat down to table, she informed us, to Morgan's great delight, that the bard was a rank impostor. ❋ Wilkie Collins (1856)

To bend a phrase from that word-coining bard, "critics, you doth protest too much." ❋ Bill Reagan (2010)

"The bard was a viaduct between northeast India and the rest of the world," said he. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Both unlettr'd clowns and monarchs have felt the muses '"secret power", but only the "bard," who is never clearly positioned, has the technique — "the art to tell." ❋ Unknown (2008)

I see we are lacking in our education about the "bard". ❋ Joanna Waugh (2009)

But it said "bard," and, though it referred to Shakespeare, it was still relevant somehow, I'm sure. ❋ Bard (2000)

His reputation among science-fiction enthusiasts is that of a "bard" writer-one who tries to stick faithfully to the physical sciences as they are currently understood; like Arthur C. C.arke and the late Willy Ley, C.ement would never dream of having a space ship fall into the sun merely because its engines broke down. ❋ Clement, Hal, 1922- (1978)

The poet is a kind of bard, while the sculptor is a kind of artisan. ❋ W. TATARKIEWICZ (1968)

A poet in their dialect was always a "bard;" a countryman was "the untutored swain," and a woman was a "nymph" or "the fair," just as in Dryden and ❋ Unknown (1886)

A poet in their dialect was always a "bard;" a countryman was "the untutored swain," and a woman was a "nymph" or "the fair," just as in Dryden and Pope. ❋ Unknown (1886)

We need to see this in ourselves, and see the strengths of it, or we are going to continue to lose sight of the fact that those who call the bard traitor, who use the authority of gods, who lie and who cannot take a joke, just aren’t particularly worth listening to. ❋ Unknown (2006)

We speak now of the poet as the Maker or Creator -- [Greek: poiaetaes]; the origin of the word "bard" seems doubtful. ❋ John Lubbock (1873)

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