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ˈbeɪ ərd; Fr. baˈyarba·yard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bayard, Seigneur de Bayard, Chevalier de Bayard, Pierre Terrail, Pierre de Terrailnoun

    French soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)


  1. bayardnoun

    A bay horse

  2. bayardnoun

    Any horse

  3. bayardnoun

    A stupid, clownish fellow.

  4. bayardadjective

    coloured bay, reddish brown, notably said of equines

  5. Etymology: bay 'reddish brown' (from (modern bai), from badius 'brown')

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bayardnoun

    A bay horse.

    Etymology: from bay.


  1. bayard

    A bayard is a term from the Middle Ages referring to a type of horse, specifically a bay horse, often associated with courage and loyalty. The term also refers to a character named Bayard, who is a magic bay horse in various French and Italian romantic epic literature. In broader context, the term can be used to describe a brave, courageous, and loyal person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bayardadjective

    properly, a bay horse, but often any horse. Commonly in the phrase blind bayard, an old blind horse

  2. Bayardadjective

    a stupid, clownish fellow


  1. Bayard

    Bayard is a magic bay horse in the legends derived from the chansons de geste, renowned for his spirit, and possessed the supernatural ability to adjust his size to his riders.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bayard

    a horse of remarkable swiftness belonging to the four sons of Aymon, and which they sometimes rode all at once; also a horse of Amadis de Gaul.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bayard is ranked #17958 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bayard surname appeared 1,556 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Bayard.

    67.5% or 1,051 total occurrences were White.
    23.2% or 361 total occurrences were Black.
    3.9% or 62 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.2% or 50 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 10 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bayard in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bayard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bayard in a Sentence

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    Replying to the tributes paid to him at a testimonial dinner, Herbert Bayard Swope said; "I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure. Try to please everybody."

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