noun \ˈbärd\

Definition of BARD

a :  a tribal poet-singer skilled in composing and reciting verses on heroes and their deeds
b :  a composer, singer, or declaimer of epic or heroic verse
:  poet
bard·ic \ˈbär-dik\ adjective

Origin of BARD

Middle English, from Scottish Gaelic & Irish
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

Rhymes with BARD


noun \ˈbärd\

Definition of BARD

:  a piece of armor or ornament for a horse's neck, breast, or flank

Variants of BARD

bard or barde \ˈbärd\

Origin of BARD

Middle French barde, from Old Italian barda, from Arabic dialect bardʽa packsaddle, saddle cover
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of BARD

transitive verb
:  to furnish with bards
:  to dress meat for cooking by covering with strips of fat

First Known Use of BARD

circa 1521


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