Origin of bard1
Definition for bard (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of bard2
Examples from the Web for bard
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|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.
There is, too, the famous case of Mrs de Frville and the gardener Bard.Occultism and Common-Sense|Beckles Willson
John Nevay, the bard of Forfar, was born in that town on the 28th of January 1792.
Desperate of his love, the bard now forswears for ever the company of women (Act V of the revised text).Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama|Walter W. Greg
This bard has been met with already as an imitator of Ossian.Dean of Lismore's Book|Various
Scarcely had the bard pronounced the last word when the hall was half filled with armed men; Niall at their head.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II|Various
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
Word Origin for bard
British Dictionary definitions for bard (2 of 3)
Word Origin for bard
British Dictionary definitions for bard (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for bard
mid-15c., from Scottish, from Old Celtic bardos "poet, singer," from PIE root *gwer- "to lift up the voice, praise." In historical times, a term of contempt among the Scots (who considered them itinerant troublemakers), but one of great respect among the Welsh.
All vagabundis, fulis, bardis, scudlaris, and siclike idill pepill, sall be brint on the cheek. [local Scottish ordinance, c.1500]
Subsequently idealized by Scott in the more ancient sense of "lyric poet, singer." Poetic use of the word in English is from Greek bardos, Latin bardus, both from Gaulish.