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lard

verb \ ˈlärd \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of lard

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

Examples of lard in a Sentence

  1. a roast larded with bacon

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First Known Use of lard

14th century


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lard

noun

Definition of lard

: a soft white solid or semisolid fat obtained by rendering fatty pork

lardy

play \ˈlär-dē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of lard

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin lardum, laridum; perhaps akin to Greek larinos fat



LARD Defined for English Language Learners

lard

verb

Definition of lard for English Language Learners

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


lard

noun

Definition of lard for English Language Learners

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


LARD Defined for Kids

lard

noun \ ˈlärd \

Definition of lard for Students

: a soft white fat from fatty tissue of the hog

Medical Dictionary

lard

noun \ ˈlärd \

medical Definition of lard

: adeps


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