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Bard appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • drab bard
  • Drab Red, no londer bard
  • Drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.
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Bard (poet) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun bard

What does bard mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bards

  1. a lyric poet
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: poet = a writer of poems
  2. an ornamental caparison for a horse
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: caparison / housing / trapping = stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse

Alternative definition of the noun bard


  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.
  2. Hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon.
  3. A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. (Often in the plural.)
  4. Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.
  5. [context: cooking] A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat or game.
  6. The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind.
  7. Specifically, Peruvian bark.

Definition of the noun bard for high school students

    a poet, often a singer as well
    • example: Shakespeare is often considered the greatest bard in the history of the English language.

The noun bard is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the verb bard

What does bard mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: barded | barding | bards

  1. put a caparison on

Alternative definition of the verb bard


  1. To cover a horse in defensive armor.
  2. [context: cooking] To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.


  1. Bard a.k.a. Bard the Bowman is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
  2. Bard is a fictional character from the anime series Black Butler.
    • also known as Bardroy, Barudoroi, Baldo
  3. Bard is a fictional character from the 1983 film Crusher Joe.
  4. Bard a.k.a. Bård is a fictional character from the 2002 film Scars.
  5. Bard is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Daniel Bard.


"Bard" is a book by Keith Taylor.


  1. "Bard" is the third studio album by the English progressive rock band, Big Big Train. It was released in 2002 by Treefrog Records.
  2. "Bard" is a musical album of Bard.
    • released in


Bard is a musical group.

  • album: "Bard"


Bard a.k.a. Bard, New Mexico: Bard is an unincorporated community located in Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Bard is located at Exit 361 off I-40, about 31 miles south of Tucumcari, the county seat of Quay County. Bard had a post office from January 30, 1908, to November 26, 1991; it still has its own ZIP code, 88411.


Bard a.k.a. Bardi Language: Bardi is a moribund Australian Aboriginal language. There are approximately 20 speakers out of an ethnic population of 380.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bard

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Google previewThe Bard is a Very Singular Character' (2010)

Iolo Morganwg, Marginalia and Print Culture by Ffion Mair Jones

Jenkins 'The Bard is a Very Singular Character' Iolo Morganwg, Marginalia.

Google previewDelphi Complete Works of H. P. Lovecraft (Illustrated) (2013)

by H. P. Lovecraft

Here every bard is a genius, And artists are Raphaels, And above the roofs of Patchin Place The Muse of Talent ...

Google previewFind (and Keep) Top Talent for Your Business (Collection) (2013)

by Vince Thompson, David I. Russo, Rusty Rueff, Hank Stringer, Cathy Fyock, Martha I. Finney

The Bard is an ignited manager with the ability to record and pass along organizational history—occasionally in a formal, written fashion but more often informally, embodied in "campfire stories" and the evocation of relevant facts and ...

Google previewA Celtic Miscellany (2006)

Selected and Translated by Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson by Kenneth Jackson

The word bard is a Celtic one, and has a technical sense which it lacks in English . Celtic society was organized as an aristocracy; the kings and chiefs supported client poets, poets laureate, whose primary business it was to sing the praises of ...

Google previewThe Medieval Tournament (2013)

by R. Coltman Clephan

The bard is a defence for the horse, while the trapper is its outside textile covering. The importance of lightlyarmed troops in warfare became steadily greater, and even as early as the beginning of the sixteenth century a large proportion of the ...

Google previewScottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives (2011)

by Michael Gardiner, Graeme Macdonald, Niall O'Gallagher

ALISTAIR MACLEOD AND ALEXANDER MACDONALD In Bardic Nationalism, Trumpener notes: 'For nationalist antiquaries, the bard is the mouthpiece for a whole society, articulating its values, chronicling its history, and mourning the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (2005)

by Kathryn A. Bard

Bard. Glossary. alae ballas benben canopic chest/jar cartouche eella faïence false Latin, small rooms/apartments within a larger building. amphora large pottery jar with twohandles anda narrow neck, most often used for the ...

Google previewDictionary of phrase and fable. [A dictionary of English literature] by W.D. Adams, with additions (1885)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Bard of Avon. Shakespeare, who was born ana buried at Stratford-upon-Avon. Also culled • The bard of all times.

Bard of Hope. Thomas Campbell, author of " The Pleasures of Hope.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (1995)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

The Irish bard through chanting preserved a tradition of poetic eulogy. In Wales, where the word bardd has always been used for poet, the bardic order was codified into distinct grades in the 10th century. Despite a decline of the order toward ...

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Small photo of Russia, Samara, 2016: Speech by Oleg Mityaev at the Grushinsky Festival. Russian bard, musician, actor, poet.Small photo of Russia, Samara, 2016: Galina Homchik at the festival of bard songsSmall photo of Russia, Samara, 2016: Speech by Oleg Mityaev at the Grushinsky Festival. Russian bard, musician, actor, poet.Small photo of Russia, Samara, 2016: Speech by Oleg Mityaev at the Grushinsky Festival. Russian bard, musician, actor, poet.Small photo of MALAGA, SPAIN - MARCH 28, 2016: A bard is playing a guitar at the monument to Juan Temboury AlvarezSmall photo of Russia, Samara, 2016: Speech by Oleg Mityaev at the Grushinsky Festival. Russian bard, musician, actor, poet.Small photo of Bard, Aosta Valley, Italy - July 29, 2017: Fountain shaped as a lion's head in the medieval village of Bard. More...

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Scrabble value of B3A1R1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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