- Pierre Ter·rail [pyer te-ra-yuh] /pyɛr tɛˈra yə/, Sei·gneur de [se-nyœr duh] /sɛˈnyœr də/, the knight without fear and without reproach, 1473–1524, heroic French soldier.
- any man of heroic courage and unstained honor.
- a male given name.
- a magical legendary horse in medieval chivalric romances.
- a mock-heroic name for any horse.
- (lowercase) Archaic. a bay horse.
Origin of Bayard2
Examples from the Web for bayard
Contemporary Examples of bayard
Maybe keeping someone like Bayard Rustin in the shadows seemed to make sense at the time, but no one can argue that now.Why Black Preachers Pretend a Key Civil-Rights Leader Didn’t Exist
Mansfield Frazier, Larry Durstin
May 16, 2012
While the dispute had dragged out, Wheeler's attorney Bayard Marin said, "There were no Jerry Springer moments."Mysterious Murder of Bush Official: John P. Wheeler III Found Dead in Delaware Landfill
Christine Pelisek, Pat Wingert
January 4, 2011
Historical Examples of bayard
Bayard Taylor, the distinguished American traveler, writer, and poet.
Bayard Taylor, a distinguished American traveler, writer, and poet.
More than any other man, Bayard, of Delaware, was responsible for the election of Jefferson.Union and Democracy
This is the 'Faust' of Bayard Taylor, which indeed may be read as a poem in itself.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
Bayard looked up at him with dying eyes, full of pity and reproach.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)
- a legendary horse that figures prominently in medieval romance
- Chevalier de (ʃəvalje də), original name Pierre de Terrail ?1473–1524, French soldier, known as le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche (the fearless and irreproachable knight)
Word Origin and History for bayard
generic or mock-heroic name for a horse, mid-14c., from Old French Baiard, name of the bay-colored magic steed given by Charlemagne to Renaud in the legends, from Old French baiart "bay-colored" (see bay (adj.)). Also by early 14c. proverbial as a blind person or thing, for now-unknown reasons. The name later was used attributively of gentlemen of courage and integrity, in this sense from Pierre du Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (1473-1524), French knight celebrated as Chevalier sans peur et sans reproche. The surname is perhaps in reference to hair color.