lard

verb
\ ˈlärd How to pronounce lard (audio) \
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 How to pronounce lardy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of lard in a Sentence

Verb a roast larded with bacon
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb His bio, published in our program booklets that night, was larded with publicist’s overkill, as almost all bios in music are. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Mozart & Co.," 30 Aug. 2019 Jarmusch lards his script with self-referential nods that reward viewers heavily invested in their own cool, in-on-it knowingness. Ann Hornaday, chicagotribune.com, "'The Dead Don't Die' review: Jim Jarmusch's zombie tale lumbers along," 13 June 2019 Rather than lard the list with expensive wines, as so many high-end restaurants do, Frenchette has devoted much of its lineup to the extremely reasonable $50- to $85-a-bottle range. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "A New Restaurant, Frenchette, Stands Up for Natural Wines," 19 Apr. 2018 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Later, the wife of one gave me a large slice of sugar pie, with its lard crust filled with butter, flour, milk, eggs and sugar. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: How many summers do you have with your children? Is it ever enough?," 15 Sep. 2019 The charcuteries are served on a wooden board and often embellished with lard, cold cuts of roast pork, and horseradish. Danielle Bernabe, National Geographic, "Eat, drink, and herd cattle at this Austrian festival," 15 Sep. 2019 Early keepers lit a flame fueled by pig lard and whale oil. Sarah Feldberg, SFChronicle.com, "Remember that viral lighthouse job? They got it," 12 Sep. 2019 The menu has undergone a few changes to accommodate the times, including the addition of gluten-free items and healthier preparation methods that have little use for the traditional lard. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Good food and family recipes serve up 40 years of success for Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants," 27 July 2019 Mexicans render pork fat and save the lard; Southerners cook bacon and save the grease. Kim Severson, New York Times, "Eddie Hernandez Doesn’t Care if His Food Isn’t ‘Authentic’," 9 Apr. 2018 The lard left an oily film on the roof of my mouth. Sophie Lucido Johnson, Bon Appetit, "Here's to Hubig's: The New Orleans Bakery That Might Never Return," 23 Jan. 2018 Pig fat residue on nearby pottery could support the idea that builders greased sledges with lard or tallow to transport the stones, a new analysis suggests. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, "Top stories: How pig fat built Stonehenge, inherited trauma, and an international Ebola emergency," 19 July 2019 The lard or tallow that comes from rendering the fat could provide fuel for lamps, tallow for candles, or material for conditioning leather and hides. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Did Stonehenge builders use pig grease to help slide megaliths into place?," 5 Aug. 2019

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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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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 How to pronounce lard (audio) \

Kids Definition of lard

: a soft white fat from fatty tissue of the hog

lard

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\ ˈlärd How to pronounce lard (audio) \

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