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Meaning of BARD

Pronunciation:  bârd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an ornamental caparison for a horse
  2. [n]  a lyric poet
  3. [v]  put a caparison on; of horses

BARD is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: caparison, dress up
 See Also: adorn, beautify, caparison, decorate, embellish, grace, housing, housings, ornament, poet, trapping, trappings



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bard\, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. bardd, Arm. barz, Ir.
    & Gael. bard, and F. barde.]
    1. A professional poet and singer, as among the ancient
       Celts, whose occupation was to compose and sing verses in
       honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men.
    2. Hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon.
  2. \Bard\, Barde \Barde\, n. [F. barde, of doubtful origin.]
    1. A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for
       a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. [Often in the
    2. pl. Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.
    3. (Cookery) A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat
       or game.
  3. \Bard\, v. t. (Cookery)
    To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.
  4. \Bard\, n. [Akin to Dan. & Sw. bark, Icel. b["o]rkr, LG. &
    HG. borke.]
    1. The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree;
       the rind.
    2. Specifically, Peruvian bark.
    {Bark bed}. See {Bark stove} (below).
    {Bark pit}, a pit filled with bark and water, in which hides
       are steeped in tanning.
    {Bark stove} (Hort.), a glazed structure for keeping tropical
       plants, having a bed of tanner's bark (called a bark bed)
       or other fermentable matter which produces a moist heat.
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