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7 definitions found
 for bard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bard \Bard\, Barde \Barde\ (b[aum]rd), n. [F. barde, of doubtful
     origin.]
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     1. A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for
        a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. [Often in the
        pl.]
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     2. pl. Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.
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     3. (Cookery) A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat
        or game.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bard \Bard\, v. t. (Cookery)
     To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bard \Bard\ (b[aum]rd), n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. bardd, Arm.
     barz, Ir. & Gael. bard, and F. barde.]
     1. 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.
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     2. Hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon.
        [1913 Webster] Bard

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bard \Bard\, n. [Akin to Dan. & Sw. bark, Icel. b["o]rkr, LG. &
     HG. borke.]
     1. The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree;
        the rind.
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     2. Specifically, Peruvian bark.
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     Bark bed. See Bark stove (below).
  
     Bark pit, a pit filled with bark and water, in which hides
        are steeped in tanning.
  
     Bark stove (Hort.), a glazed structure for keeping tropical
        plants, having a bed of tanner's bark (called a bark bed)
        or other fermentable matter which produces a moist heat.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eelpout \Eel"pout`\, n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo["o]l.)
     (a) A European fish ({Zoarces viviparus), remarkable for
         producing living young; -- called also greenbone,
         guffer, bard, and Maroona eel. Also, an American
         species ({Z. anguillaris), -- called also mutton fish,
         and, erroneously, congo eel, ling, and lamper eel.
         Both are edible, but of little value.
     (b) A fresh-water fish, the burbot.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bard
      n 1: a lyric poet
      2: an ornamental caparison for a horse
      v 1: put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive
           occasion" [syn: caparison, bard, barde, dress up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "bard":
     Meistersinger, Parnassian, arch-poet, ballad maker, ballad singer,
     balladeer, balladmonger, beat poet, bucoliast, elegist, epic poet,
     fili, folk singer, folk-rock singer, gleeman, idyllist, imagist,
     jongleur, laureate, librettist, major poet, maker, minnesinger,
     minor poet, minstrel, modernist, muse, occasional poet, odist,
     pastoral poet, pastoralist, poet, poet laureate, poetress,
     rhapsode, rhapsodist, satirist, scop, serenader, skald, sonneteer,
     street singer, strolling minstrel, symbolist, troubadour, trouveur,
     trovatore, vers libriste, vers-librist, wait, wandering minstrel
  
  

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