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  1. (noun) One of an ancient Celtic order of minstrel poets who composed and recited verses celebrating the legendary exploits of chieftains and heroes.
  2. (noun) A poet, especially a lyric poet.
  3. (noun) A piece of armor used to protect or ornament a horse.
  4. (verb-transitive) To equip (a horse) with bards.
  5. (verb-transitive) To cover (meat) in thin pieces of bacon or fat to preserve moisture during cooking.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. The reason which induced me to do so was the knowledge of an appalling tragedy transacted there in the old time, in which there is every reason to suppose a certain Welsh bard, called Lewis - Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery
  2. In consequence, perhaps, of Lucan's having spoken of carmina bardi, the word bard began to be used, early in the 17th century, to designate any kind of a serious poet, whether lyric or epic, and is so employed by - Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"
  3. The night of the bard was the night that the blackmail began. - Virginity
  4. KING: And what do know of the man known as the bard? - CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2005
  5. The bard was a storyteller-singer who according to Keyes, chronicles history and transmits cultural traditions through performance. - Rap music and street consciousness

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