1. A member of an ancient Celtic order of minstrel poets who produced and delivered lyrics celebrating the legendary achievements of chieftains and heroes. 2. a poet, especially a lyric poet.
3. The music or song that accompanies a drama or opera.
4. The melody or tune to which poetry or music is set.
5. Any of various plants of the genus Rudbeckia, including R. sempervirens. They have large yellow flowers and are native to North America.
6. The reddish-brown bark of some species of maple tree. It is used in making paper.
7. The fruit of some flowering cherries; also called cobnuts because they look like small corn on the ear. Some varieties are edible.
8. The basket used for gathering fruit.
9. A large basket used for planting seedlings.
10. The basket ball game played by teams of five.
11. An obsolete method of weighing precious metals by measuring how much space they will fill.
12. The quality of being bold or courageous; courage: a bardic spirit.
(First of three entries) 1a: a tribal poet-singer who can compose and recite lyrics about heroes and their deeds. B: an epic or heroic verse composer, singer, or declaimer 2: poet. 3: a writing tablet on which something is written 4: a mark (as on a door) that indicates that no one is allowed inside 5: a refusal because of race, religion, etc.
Barred means you cannot enter a place because there is no way for you to get in. If you are barred from somewhere, you have been excluded from the area. In this case, it means you cannot go into the school because of your color choice. You are barred from entering the white school district.
The word "bar" also has other meanings. It can mean a fence or wall that divides properties or people. A barricade is something that blocks a road or entrance. And lastly, a bar serves as a container for holding liquids. Alcoholic beverages are contained in barrels called bars.
Being barred from something is a negative experience. The person being barred feels excluded from the situation or organization. As well, those who bar someone feel like they are protecting themselves from any possible danger that could arise from letting this person in. Being barred can also be seen as a punishment because there is no way around it.
A bard is a poet who specializes in passionate, lyrical, or epic verse. Bards were originally Celtic eulogy and satire composers; the name grew to indicate a tribal poet-singer skilled in writing and performing poems about heroes and their exploits. In an age when most people could not read, these poets were important educators and role models. They also made music for ceremonial occasions such as royal weddings.
Bards are sometimes described as "minstrels" because they would travel from court to court with their poetry performances and musical instruments. However, while minstrels may have been involved in the creation of some songs, there is no evidence that they were full-time musicians before the 13th century. Bardic poetry seems to have evolved independently from medieval troubadour song, although both probably had similarities with the sacred poetry of other cultures (such as the Hebrew prophets).
In ancient Greece, a bard was called a tragōdus. Like their Celtic counterparts, Greek tragōdies traveled around taking part in religious ceremonies and games and composing poems and songs about famous athletes and warriors. Unlike their Celtic predecessors, however, Greek tragōdies were not only poets but also actors, mimes, and storytellers. They used theater techniques such as masks and costumes to add effect to their performances.
A professional poet and singer, such as those found among the ancient Celts, whose vocation was to compose and... (by extension) a poet. Also: a talented or accomplished musician.
Bards were important figures in Celtic society who performed for nobility and their courts at festivals, games, and other public events. They used music and poetry to entertain their audiences with stories that often had a moral lesson hidden within them. Today, bards write their own material and perform it themselves, but they usually have a musical accompanist called a harpist or violinist. Like poets, bards use language to express ideas and emotions, but they do so through song rather than prose.
Bards were influential people in medieval England and France who performed at courts for royalty and their guests. In England, the first official record of someone calling himself a "bard" is from 1170 when one William de Worde is mentioned in court documents as having been sent by King Henry II to be tutor to Prince John. The position must have been important because later that same year another man was paid 10 shillings (50 pence) to act as bailiff (a sort of mayor) while William was away from London.