See also: bard, bárd, bàrd, and Bård



Proper nounEdit


  1. An occupational surname, from occupations​.
  2. (usually with "the") William Shakespeare.
    • 1854, Edwin Lees, Stratford as connected with Shakespeare; and the bard's rural haunts, page 46
      We have previously traced Shakespeare from his Birth-place to the Grammar School, and we shall now glance at his career as a lover, and in so doing propose a pleasant walk of a short mile to Shottery, a rural hamlet in the parish of Stratford, where Anne Hathaway resided, to whom the Bard became affianced at a very early period in his life.
    • 1866, The Albion, quoted in, Arthur W. Bloom, Edwin Booth: A Biography and Performance History, McFarland →ISBN, page 207
      It evidently needs no effort on the part of Mr. Booth to put himself en rapport with the ideal of the great Bard.
    • 2002, Diana Brydon, Irene Rima Makaryk, Shakespeare in Canada: A World Elsewhere, University of Toronto Press →ISBN, page 108
      Nearly a dozen such enterprises now struggle each summer against the vagaries of rough weather and mosquito swarms to bring the Bard to the nation.
    • 2009, Jack Lynch, Becoming Shakespeare: The Unlikely Afterlife That Turned a Provincial Playwright into the Bard, Bloomsbury Publishing USA →ISBN, page 8
      I hope that the selection of stories is illuminating for those who have never thought about what happened after the death of the immortal Bard.
    • 2010, Erin Dionne, The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, Penguin →ISBN
      “We are going to undertake an exploration of the Bard's poetic structure and language,” Mom went on.

Derived termsEdit




Multiple origins.

Proper nounEdit

Bard ?

  1. A surname​.