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 More than 80% of that fat is saturated fat — far beyond butter (63%), beef fat (50%) and pork lard (39%), according to the AHA. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Think coconut oil is good for your health? Here's what the experts are saying," 22 Jan. 2020 The taste will be familiar to Americans 40 and older who visited fast-food restaurants before 1990, the year McDonald’s stopped using animal lard to cook its popular fries. Jay Jones, Los Angeles Times, "Beef fat is oh so bad for you. But it tastes oh so good at this Vegas fries spot," 29 July 2019 The couple cooked that chicken together, and later, after the bus incident, a pie — an adaptation of her grandmother’s that includes 125 grams of lard. Washington Post, "Cooking can be therapeutic. For Ella Risbridger, it saved her life.," 27 Aug. 2019 Weeks before the holiday, Dutton was practicing making stuffing without bacon or lard at her home in an Atlanta suburb. Rachel E. Greenspan, Time, "Will Americans Ever Go Meat-Free for Thanksgiving?," 21 Nov. 2019 In a wok, heat oil or lard over highest heat until very hot. Georgia Freedman, WSJ, "This Ingredient Makes Everything Better," 20 Sep. 2018 Meanwhile, melt remaining lard in a medium skillet over medium heat. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Mole with Chicken, Pork and Pineapple (Manchamanteles de Cerdo y Pollo)," 2 Oct. 2019 Sinclair described how spoiled meat was doctored to appear fresh; sausages were plumped up with rat carcasses; an unlucky worker was accidentally rendered into lard. Kim Kelly, The New Republic, "Trump Turns Back the Clock in America’s Meat Plants," 14 Oct. 2019 Some recipes from the book are easy riffs on classics, like Belcampo’s Laotian larb using lamb, or the chocolate chip cookies from Berkeley’s Local Butcher Shop that are extra rich thanks to leaf lard (the highest grade of lard). Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "“East Bay Cooks” celebrates culinary diversity of Oakland, Berkeley and other cities," 6 Sep. 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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Cite this Entry

“Lard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lard. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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

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\ ˈlärd How to pronounce lard (audio) \

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