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 lard (audio) \ adjective

Examples of lard in a Sentence

Verb a roast larded with bacon
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Add to this that Robert Mueller, that senescent Washington fixture, larded his staff with activist Democrats whose indictments were long on political narrative but short on actual crimes. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "More Media Misdirection on Trump-Russia," 22 Apr. 2020 Modly visited sailors on the ship and made a 15-minute speech, larded with profanity, that criticized Capt. Brett Crozier, the commander Modly fired for sending a letter to Navy officials seeking help for his crew Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, "Top Pentagon officials defend $243,000 cost of Navy secretary's trip to Guam," 9 Apr. 2020 It's not larded up with exotic new features that add cost and complexity. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Tesla surprises everyone by delivering the Model Y ahead of schedule," 16 Mar. 2020 That is unless the economy is already too brittle and larded with debt to handle the shocks. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Zombie companies are hiding an uncomfortable truth about the global economy," 9 Mar. 2020 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Coming and going from the forest were beef and pork and lard, buffalo robes and bear hides and deerskins, lumber and lime, tobacco and flour and corn. Joshua D. Rothman, Smithsonian Magazine, "Before the Civil War, New Orleans Was the Center of the U.S. Slave Trade," 19 Apr. 2021 Fumes and filth meant considerable cleaning labor for women—rubbing overalls with lard to remove industrial grease or scrubbing the basin of a washing machine to excise dust and silt. Scott W. Stern, The New Republic, "A Rust Belt City’s New Working Class," 31 Mar. 2021 There is more fingertip-grazing in The World to Come, sandwiched between extreme hog-killing, a molasses-and-lard enema, and a blizzard of historic proportions. Aaron Hicklin, Town & Country, "The World to Come and the New Wave of Queer Period Pieces," 2 Mar. 2021 The paczki is thought of as a way to use up fatty ingredients like lard and butter, as well as sugar, eggs and fruit before Lenten fasting begins. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These bakers and restaurants come up with unusual flavor twists on paczki," 13 Feb. 2021 There are many kinds of mojo sauce recipes, but Cuban mojo sauce is typically made with garlic, oil or lard, and sour orange juice. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "Mojo Sauce," 26 Feb. 2021 The idea behind the sweet treat was to get rid of all the temptations -- lard, sugar, eggs and fruit -- from the cupboard before the fasting season of Lent started. cleveland, "12 great places in Cleveland to get a paczki on Fat Tuesday," 15 Feb. 2021 Heat a griddle on medium-high heat, and lightly grease it with lard or vegetable shortening. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Mount Vernon Hoecakes," 10 Feb. 2021 Granny’s lard and lye soap could wash your clothes, hands, hair and anything else, and the recipe hasn’t changed much in a thousand years. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "10 Uses for Animal Fat in the Wild," 20 Jan. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lard. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for lard

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 How to pronounce lard (audio) \

Kids Definition of lard

: a soft white fat from fatty tissue of the hog

lard

noun
\ ˈlärd How to pronounce lard (audio) \

Medical Definition of lard

: adeps

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