lard

verb
\ ˈlärd \
larded; larding; lards

Definition of lard 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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

lard

noun

Definition of lard (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other words from lard

Noun

lardy \ˈlär-dē \ adjective

Examples of lard in a Sentence

Verb

a roast larded with bacon

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Image From the 1830s until the eve of the Civil War, men like Henry William Herbert made a living selling adventure tales larded with wily bucks and ferocious bears. Bruce Barcott, New York Times, "How Hunting Became a Macho Sport," 22 June 2018 Jay Longino’s screenplay lards all the hoop action and comedy with troweled-on sentimentality and even a little romance — a little in this case still being too much. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "In ‘Uncle Drew,’ Kyrie dribbles, Kyrie shoots, Kyrie acts," 27 June 2018 It will get larded up with favors to win over various constituencies. David Roberts, Vox, "Big oil and Bush-era lobbyists are teaming up to support a carbon tax," 22 June 2018 Stretched for the first time to twice its previous length despite little of substance with which to lard it, ESPN's NBA lottery program from Chicago's Palmer House hotel averaged just 2.4 million viewers. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "ESPN's NBA lottery hour averaged 25 percent fewer viewers than 2017's half-hour," 17 May 2018 Her finest work features distinctive European improvisers including Andrea Neumann and Christine Abdelnour, and implants microscopic gestures and refined interaction within abrasive noisescapes larded with sine tones and garbled feedback. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Electronic improviser Bonnie Jones highlights community in her abstract sound practice," 17 May 2018 Alan Menken's score from Disney's 1992 animated classic has been larded up with new songs, most not especially memorable, proving the adage that less is more. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "It's a bumpy ride back to the boy-crazy '60s for the 6-woman cast of Great Lakes Theater's 'Beehive' (review)," 10 May 2018 Nor does the kitchen try to lard extra umami into every dish. Pete Wells, New York Times, "A Chinatown Noodle Dynasty Returns in Style," 13 Feb. 2018 That didn't affect my enjoyment of a moist, crisp-skinned chicken sandwich, or of the Rotisserie Fat Rice, a bowl of perfect sushi grains, cooked in the juices of the birds slowly turning in the rotisserie and then larded with their fat. Brett Martin, GQ, "The Year That Fast Casual (Kinda, Sorta, Maybe) Grew Up," 25 Apr. 2018

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Generally made from soybeans, partially hydrogenated oils are similar in consistency to Crisco shortening and replaced animal lard in many recipes. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Food Makers Vow to Cut Trans Fats Globally," 14 May 2018 If lard is not your jam, then just use vegetable oil or melted shortening. Rick Martinez, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Tamales With Your Entire Family," 29 Nov. 2017 Last June, a container with a copy of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, submerged in lard, was mailed to his office. Anita Chabria And Michael Finch Ii, sacbee, "Hate crimes in Sacramento County have increased by 66 percent since 2014," 12 July 2018 Add the lard and blend together with a pastry blender or your fingertips until the mixture has the texture of cornmeal. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Edna Lewis’ Lard Biscuits," 1 June 2018 One of my dining companions asks with sincerity if there’s lard in the dough and gets a laugh from the kitchen staff. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appetit, "In a Land of Tortilla Factories, Enrique Olvera’s New Tortilleria Is Doing It Old School," 20 June 2018 To make money, women of various tribes sold tourists fried bread, made with flour and lard from the rations. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015 Often tiny crumbs of pork, caramelized to a near burn, are trapped in the lard like fossils in amber. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "An Ex-Bodega Takes a Star Turn at Cienega Las Tlayudas de Oaxaca," 15 Mar. 2018 This version, adapted from Lewis’ original, uses lard instead of butter, which results in a light and flavorful — bordering on savory — biscuit. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Edna Lewis’ Lard Biscuits," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of lard

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lard

Noun

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

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The first known use of lard was in the 13th century

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lard

verb

English Language Learners Definition of lard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

lard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lard (Entry 2 of 2)

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

lard

noun
\ ˈlärd \

Kids Definition of lard

: a soft white fat from fatty tissue of the hog

lard

noun
\ ˈlärd \

Medical Definition of lard 

: adeps

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