(Bar"ca*rolle) n. [F. barcarolle, fr. It. barcaruola, fr. barca bark, barge.] (Mus.) (a) A
popular song or melody sung by Venetian gondoliers. (b) A piece of music composed in imitation of
such a song.
(Bar"con) n. [It. barcone, fr. barca a bark.] A vessel for freight; used in the Mediterranean.
(Bard) 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.
2. Hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon.
(Bard, Barde) n. [F. barde, of doubtful origin.]
1. A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb.
[Often in the pl.]
2. pl. Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.
3. (Cookery) A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat or game.
(Bard), v. t. (Cookery) To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.
(Bard"ed), p. a. [See Bard horse armor.]
1. Accoutered with defensive armor; said of a horse.
2. (Her.) Wearing rich caparisons.
Fifteen hundred men . . . barded and richly trapped.
(Bard"ic), a. Of or pertaining to bards, or their poetry. "The bardic lays of ancient Greece." G.
(Bard"ish), a. Pertaining to, or written by, a bard or bards. "Bardish impostures." Selden.
(Bard"ism) n. The system of bards; the learning and maxims of bards.
(Bard"ling) n. An inferior bard. J. Cunningham.