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bard

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noun \ˈbärd\

Definition of bard

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  poet

bardic

play \ˈbär-dik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of bard

Middle English, from Scottish Gaelic & Irish


First Known Use: 15th century


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bard

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noun \ˈbärd\

Definition of bard

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

Variants of bard

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barde

Origin and Etymology of bard

Middle French barde, from Old Italian barda, from Arabic dialect bardʽa packsaddle, saddle cover


First Known Use: 15th century


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bard

verb

Definition of bard

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish with bards

  3. 2 :  to dress meat for cooking by covering with strips of fat

Circa 1521

First Known Use of bard

circa 1521


BARD Defined for Kids

bard

play
noun \ˈbärd\

Definition of bard for Students

  1. 1 :  a person in ancient societies skilled at composing and singing songs about heroes

  2. 2 :  poet



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