Definitions for: Bard


[n] an ornamental caparison for a horse
[n] a lyric poet
[v] put a caparison on; of horses



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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
pl.]

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.


Bard, v. t. (Cookery)
To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.


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.

Synonyms: caparison, dress up

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

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