(formerly) a person who composed and recited epic or heroic poems, often while playing the harp, lyre, or the like.
one of an ancient Celtic order of composers and reciters of poetry.
the bard, William Shakespeare.
- bardic, adjective
- bardish, bardlike, adjective
- bardship, noun
Other definitions for bard (2 of 2)
Armor. any of various pieces of defensive armor for a horse.
Cooking. a thin slice of fat or bacon secured to a roast of meat or poultry to prevent its drying out while cooking.
Armor. to caparison with bards.
Cooking. to secure thin slices of fat or bacon to (a roast of meat or poultry) before cooking.
- Also barde (for defs. 1, 3) .
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How to use bard in a sentence
Up to this point in season nine, Knoke has come across as equal parts Daniel Boone and Stevie Nicks, a blend of hardened outdoors person and soulful bard.Winter Has Arrived on ‘Alone.’ It’s Time to See What These Contestants Are Made Of. | Fred Dreier | July 29, 2022 | Outside Online
CBS seems like a relative haven for the genre, until you realize that one mega-producer, The Big Bang Theory bard Chuck Lorre, has a hand in four out of its six fall sitcoms.
As the bard once wrote, “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.”
bard grew, but instead of expanding in Bryan, where it remains headquartered, it built new factories in Georgia, another state with weak labor laws, and in Mexico.How to fix what the innovation economy broke about America | Katie McLean | February 17, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
I thought, given the collective January-downer mood many of us are in, I’d try something similar today with The bard.The cloud of impeachment hangs over the markets—even Bitcoin is sinking | Bernhard Warner | January 11, 2021 | Fortune
But Lois Leveen, author of the novel 'Juliet's Nurse,' says good things happen when authors brazenly borrow from the bard.
Maybe you managed not to cringe at his take on the bard in Shakespeare in Love, making you a stronger person than most.Ben Affleck Delivers the Best Performance of His Career in ‘Gone Girl’ | Kevin Fallon | October 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Kentucky bard Ed McClanahan once lived in California, where among various endeavors he played Boswell to the Grateful Dead.
Complete Works shows modern audiences that the bard is still appealing.
Leave it to the bard to remind you just how all-consuming (and deadly) a serious relationship can be.
Ossian was the rage—quotations from the blind bard of Morven were in every one's mouth.Art in England | Dutton Cook
He asserts his dignity as bard and inspired man of his people.Rubiyt of Omar Khayym and Salmn and Absl | Omar Khayym and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Meager indeed is our knowledge of this only British bard whose works have endured through thirty centuries.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
True it is, as the great bard expresses it, that "there's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them as we will."A Dreadful Temptation | Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
But still the patriot, and the patriot-bard, in bright succession raise, her ornament and guard.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 | Ministry of Education
British Dictionary definitions for bard (1 of 3)
(formerly) one of an ancient Celtic order of poets who recited verses about the exploits, often legendary, of their tribes
(in modern times) a poet who wins a verse competition at a Welsh eisteddfod
archaic, or literary any poet, esp one who writes lyric or heroic verse or is of national importance
- bardic, adjective
- bardism, noun
British Dictionary definitions for bard (2 of 3)
a piece of larding bacon or pork fat placed on game or lean meat during roasting to prevent drying out
an ornamental caparison for a horse
to place a bard on
British Dictionary definitions for Bard (3 of 3)
the Bard an epithet of William Shakespeare
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