Definitions for BARDbɑrd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(formerly) a person who composed and recited epic poems, often while playing the harp, lyre, or the like.
one of an ancient Celtic order of composers and reciters of poetry.
the Bard, William Shakespeare.
Origin of bard:
1400–50; ME < Celtic
any of various pieces of defensive armor for a horse.
a thin slice of fat or bacon secured to a roast to prevent its drying out while cooking.
(v.t.)to caparison (a horse) with bards.
to cover with bards before cooking.
Origin of bard:
1470–80; < MF barde < southern It dial. barda armor for a horse < Ar barda‘ah packsaddle < Pers pardah covering
a lyric poet
an ornamental caparison for a horse
caparison, bard, barde, dress up(verb)
put a caparison on
"caparison the horses for the festive occasion"
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
hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon
alt. of Barde
to cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon
the exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind
specifically, Peruvian bark
In medieval Gaelic and British culture a bard was a professional poet, employed by a patron, such as a monarch or nobleman, to commemorate the patron's ancestors and to praise the patron's own activities. Originally a specific class of poet, contrasting with another class known as fili in Ireland and Highland Scotland, the term "bard", with the decline of living bardic tradition in the modern period, acquired generic meanings of an epic author/singer/narrator, comparable with the terms in other cultures or any poets, especially famous ones. For example, William Shakespeare is known as the Bard or the Bard of Avon. The musical and poetic traditions are most strongly perpetuated in Wales and elsewhere by the Gorsedd of bards and through the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
The Roycroft Dictionary
Anciently a poet; now a Poet-Laureate.
Translations for BARD
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a musician who went about the country in medieval times, reciting or singing poems.
- مُغَنٍّ مُتَجَوِّل في العُصور الوُسْطىArabic
- менестрел (музикант)Bulgarian
- trovadorPortuguese (BR)
- der MinnesängerGerman
- trovador, juglarSpanish
- זַמָר נוֹדֵדHebrew
- आश्रम बड़ा चर्चHindi
- (중세의) 음유 시인; 시인, 음악가Korean
- penyanyi kembaraMalay
- trubadur, gjøgler, musikantNorwegian
- شاعر يا موسيقى نواز در قرون وسطايىPersian
- د وسطى پيړيو شاعر يا موسيقى غږونكىPashto
- potujoči pevecSlovenian
- putujući pevačSerbian
- trubadur, bardSwedish
- gezici halk ozanı, saz şairiTurkish
- (中世紀的)吟遊詩人Chinese (Trad.)
- وسطی دور کا موسیقار جو ملک میں گھوم کر گاتا تھاUrdu
- người hát rongVietnamese
- 中世纪的吟游诗人（或歌手）Chinese (Simp.)
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