Definition of bard

Definition of bard
  1. bard Noun 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. bard Noun Hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon.
  3. bard Noun A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. (Often in the plural.)
  4. bard Noun Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.
  5. bard Noun A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat or game.
  6. bard Noun The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind.
  7. bard Noun Specifically, Peruvian bark.
  8. bard Verb To cover a horse in defensive armor.
  9. bard Verb To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.
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