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bard 1

1. One of an ancient Celtic order of minstrel poets who composed and recited verses celebrating the legendary exploits of chieftains and heroes.
2. A poet, especially a lyric poet.

[Middle English, from Irish and Scottish Gaelic bard and from Welsh bardd; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

bard′ic adj.

bard 2

also barde  (bärd)
A piece of armor used to protect or ornament a horse.
tr.v. bard·ed, bard·ing, bards
1. To equip (a horse) with bards.
2. To cover (meat) in thin pieces of bacon or fat to preserve moisture during cooking.

[Middle English barde, from Old French, from Old Italian barda, from Arabic barda'a, packsaddle, from Persian pardah; see purdah.]


Past participle: barded
Gerund: barding

I barde
you barde
he/she/it bardes
we barde
you barde
they barde
I barded
you barded
he/she/it barded
we barded
you barded
they barded
Present Continuous
I am barding
you are barding
he/she/it is barding
we are barding
you are barding
they are barding
Present Perfect
I have barded
you have barded
he/she/it has barded
we have barded
you have barded
they have barded
Past Continuous
I was barding
you were barding
he/she/it was barding
we were barding
you were barding
they were barding
Past Perfect
I had barded
you had barded
he/she/it had barded
we had barded
you had barded
they had barded
I will barde
you will barde
he/she/it will barde
we will barde
you will barde
they will barde
Future Perfect
I will have barded
you will have barded
he/she/it will have barded
we will have barded
you will have barded
they will have barded
Future Continuous
I will be barding
you will be barding
he/she/it will be barding
we will be barding
you will be barding
they will be barding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been barding
you have been barding
he/she/it has been barding
we have been barding
you have been barding
they have been barding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been barding
you will have been barding
he/she/it will have been barding
we will have been barding
you will have been barding
they will have been barding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been barding
you had been barding
he/she/it had been barding
we had been barding
you had been barding
they had been barding
I would barde
you would barde
he/she/it would barde
we would barde
you would barde
they would barde
Past Conditional
I would have barded
you would have barded
he/she/it would have barded
we would have barded
you would have barded
they would have barded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.barde - put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive occasion"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
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