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a poet; the bard: William Shakespeare
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barred – provided with bars, as a prison; banned: They barred the windows against intruders.
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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 2also 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.]
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a. (formerly) one of an ancient Celtic order of poets who recited verses about the exploits, often legendary, of their tribes
b. (in modern times) a poet who wins a verse competition at a Welsh eisteddfod
2. (Poetry) archaic or literary any poet, esp one who writes lyric or heroic verse or is of national importance
[C14: from Scottish Gaelic; related to Welsh bardd]
1. (Cookery) a piece of larding bacon or pork fat placed on game or lean meat during roasting to prevent drying out
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) an ornamental caparison for a horse
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to place a bard on
[C15: from Old French barde, from Old Italian barda, from Arabic barda`ah packsaddle]
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the Bard an epithet of William Shakespeare
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. (formerly) a person who composed and recited epic poems, often while playing the harp, lyre, or the like.
2. one of an ancient Celtic order of composers and reciters of poetry.
3. any poet.
4. the Bard, William Shakespeare.
[1400–50; Middle English < Celtic]
1. any of various pieces of defensive armor for a horse.
2. a thin slice of fat or bacon secured to a roast to prevent its drying out while cooking.v.t.
3. to caparison (a horse) with bards.
4. to cover with bards before cooking.
[1470–80; < Middle French barde < southern Italian dial. barda armor for a horse < Arabic barda‘ah packsaddle < Persian pardah covering]
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Past participle: barded
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To tie slices of fatty bacon over the breast of poultry or game.
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|Noun||1.||bard - a lyric poet |
poet - a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
|2.||bard - an ornamental caparison for a horse|
|Verb||1.||bard - put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive occasion"|
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noun (Archaic or literary) poet, singer, rhymer, minstrel, lyricist, troubadour, versifier the epic and myth which formed the bard's repertoire
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bard[bɑːd] N (liter) → bardo m, vate m
the Bard (= Shakespeare) → el Vate
the Bard of Avon → el Cisne del Avon
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
the Bard (= Shakespeare) → Shakespeare
the Bard of Avon (= Shakespeare) → le chantre d'Avon
bard[ˈbɑːrd ˈbɑːrd] n (literary) (= poet) → poète m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
bard[bɑːd] n → bardo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995