Who is the bard?

  • (verb): Put a caparison on.
    Synonyms: caparison, dress up
    See also — Additional definitions below


In medieval Gaelic and British culture a bard was a professional poet, employed by a patron, such as a monarch or nobleman, to commemorate the patron's ancestors and to praise the patron's own activities.

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Diablo: Hellfire - Hidden Characters and Quests
... additional characters, the Barbarian and the Bard and two additional quests can be enabled with a special text-file edit in the Diablo Hellfire installation directory ... The Bard can use two one-handed weapons, one in each hand ... As unfinished test characters, the Bard and the Barbarian do not have unique graphics developed for them, appearing in-game as the Rogue and the Warrior, respectively ...
Middle Quinton - Opposition To The Town
... The proposed town is opposed by a group of local residents named the BARD (Better Accessible Responsible Development) campaign ... The BARD campaign is backed by Dame Judi Dench and John Nettles ... As part of their campaign, BARD has launched a judicial review into the eco-town consultation process ...
Samuel Bard (physician) - Biography
... Bard was born in Philadelphia as the son of John Bard, a physician ... this debt, he married his cousin, Mary Bard, to whom he had long been attached ... Bard formed the plan of the Medical School of New York, which was published within a year after his return ...
Samuel Bard (physician)
... Samuel Bard (April 1, 1742 – May 24, 1821) was an American physician ... and Surgeons He is also the grandfather of John Bard, founder of Bard College ...
Leah Gilliam - Teaching Positions
... to become an Assistant Professor in the Film and Electronics department at Bard College ... as an Associate Professor and stayed on at Bard College until September 2007 ... During her time at Bard College, She served as Faculty for the Bard M.F.A ...

More definitions of "bard":

  • (noun): An ornamental caparison for a horse.
  • (noun): A lyric poet.

Famous quotes containing the word bard:

    There is one story and one story only
    That will prove worth your telling,
    Whether as learned bard or gifted child;
    Robert Graves (1895–1985)

    ... men and women are not yet free.... The slavery of greed endures. Little child workers, the hope of the future, are sacrificed to industry. Young men are sent out by the billion to die for profits.... We must destroy industrial slavery and build industrial democracy.... The people everywhere must come into possession of the earth [second, third, and fourth ellipses in source].
    —Sara Bard Field (1882–1974)

    A bard whom there were none to praise,
    And very few to read.
    Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849)