verb \ˈlärd\

: to put pieces of fat onto or into (something) before cooking

Full Definition of LARD

transitive verb
a :  to dress (meat) for cooking by inserting or covering with something (as strips of fat)
b :  to cover or soil with grease
:  to augment or intersperse especially with something superfluous or excessive <the book is larded with subplots>
obsolete :  to make rich with or as if with fat

Examples of LARD

  1. a roast larded with bacon

First Known Use of LARD

14th century

Rhymes with LARD



: a soft white substance that is made from the fat of pigs and used in cooking

Full Definition of LARD

:  a soft white solid or semisolid fat obtained by rendering fatty pork
lardy \ˈlär-dē\ adjective

Origin of LARD

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin lardum, laridum; perhaps akin to Greek larinos fat
First Known Use: 14th century


noun \ˈlärd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LARD


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