What does BARD mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bard(noun)

    a lyric poet

  2. bard(verb)

    an ornamental caparison for a horse

  3. caparison, bard, barde, dress up(verb)

    put a caparison on

    "caparison the horses for the festive occasion"

Webster Dictionary

  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)

    alt. of Barde

  4. Bard(verb)

    to cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon

  5. Bard(noun)

    the exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind

  6. Bard(noun)

    specifically, Peruvian bark


  1. Bard

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bard

    bärd, n. a poet and singer among the ancient Celts: a poet—dims. Bard′ling, Bard′let, poetaster.—n. Bard′-craft (Browning).—adj. Bard′ic. [Gael. and Ir. bàrd.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. bard

    Anciently a poet; now a Poet-Laureate.

Editors Contribution

  1. bard

    A poet, traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition.


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BARD in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BARD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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