What does the word bard mean?

Usage examples for bard

  1. The author of Mist's Journal positively asserts, 'that Mr. Addison raised Pope from obscurity, obtained him the acquaintance and friendship of the whole body of our nobility, and transferred his powerful influence with those great men to this rising bard, who frequently levied by that means, unusual contributions on the public. – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  2. " Oh, you mean bard. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  3. In the words of the Bard, What ho, Constantia! – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch