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

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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 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

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Now plebes rip off their shirts to try to mop the lard away. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "Herndon Monument Climb: Why crazed Naval Academy freshmen storm a greased obelisk," 21 May 2018 Known for his nose-to-tail pork mastery and lard-laden dishes, Mr. Jennings, 42 years old, says his health struggles coincided with his rise in the hospitality industry. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Chef Who Left His Kitchen To Keep Off 200 Pounds," 1 Dec. 2018 Nine years later, the upperclassmen began greasing it down with lard to make the task more difficult. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, "‘Plebes no more’: After 2 hours 9 minutes, Naval Academy freshmen conquer greased monument," 21 May 2018 Over the tortilla, Eva Mendez — currently chef while her mother, Margarita Perez, is visiting Mexico — paints a coat of asiento, pork lard the color of brown sugar, rendered while cooking carnitas and scraped from the lowlands of the pot. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "An Ex-Bodega Takes a Star Turn at Cienega Las Tlayudas de Oaxaca," 15 Mar. 2018 Furman makes the gravy, and Council uses B’s lard to craft her famous buttermilk biscuits, sometimes stuffed with sticky cinnamon sugar and draped with icing, sometimes snuggled up against fried chicken or topped with homemade apple butter. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appetit, "The Unmistakable Bryan Furman, Georgia’s New King of Barbecue," 25 June 2018 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

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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 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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