Meaning of bard

bard

Pronunciation: (bärd), [key]
— n.
  1. (formerly) a person who composed and recited epic or heroic 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. William Shakespeare.

bard

Pronunciation: (bärd), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various pieces of defensive armor for a horse.
  2. a thin slice of fat or bacon secured to a roast of meat or poultry to prevent its drying out while cooking.
—v.t.
  1. to caparison with bards.
  2. to secure thin slices of fat or bacon to (a roast of meat or poultry) before cooking.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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