bard NOUN 1) archaic or literary a poet, traditionally one reciting epics. 2) (the Bard) Shakespeare. 3) (Bard) the winner of a prize for Welsh verse at an Eisteddfod.
DERIVATIVES bardic adjective.
ORIGIN Celtic.

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