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Bard Definition

Originally a term for a Celtic minstrel poet e.g. Cacofnix in Asterix the Gaul but is now used for any admired poet. Shakespeare is often referred to as 'the bard of Avon'.


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[n] an ornamental caparison for a horse
[n] a lyric poet
[v] put a caparison on; of horses

Synonyms

caparison, dress up

Misc. Definitions

\Bard\, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. bardd, Arm. barz, Ir. & Gael. bard, and F. barde.]
1. A professional poet and singer, as among the ancient Celts, whose occupation was to compose and sing verses in honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men.
2. Hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon.
\Bard\, Barde \Barde\, n. [F. barde, of doubtful origin.]
1. A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. [Often in the pl.]
2. pl. Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.
3. (Cookery) A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat or game.
\Bard\, v. t. (Cookery) To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.
\Bard\, n. [Akin to Dan. & Sw. bark, Icel. b["o]rkr, LG. & HG. borke.]
1. The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind.
2. Specifically, Peruvian bark. {Bark bed}. See {Bark stove} (below). {Bark pit}, a pit filled with bark and water, in which hides are steeped in tanning. {Bark stove} (Hort.), a glazed structure for keeping tropical plants, having a bed of tanner's bark (called a bark bed) or other fermentable matter which produces a moist heat.

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