- Fat from the abdomen of a pig, especially as prepared for use in cooking or pharmacy.
- (obsolete) Fatty meat from a pig; bacon, pork.
lard (lards, present participle larding; past and past participle larded)
- (cooking) To stuff (meat) with bacon or pork before cooking.
- To smear with fat or lard.
- In his buff doublet larded o'er with fat / Of slaughtered brutes.
- To garnish or strew, especially with reference to words or phrases in speech and writing.
- To fatten; to enrich.
- [The oak] with his nuts larded many a swine.
- c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
- Falstaff sweats to death, / And lards the lean earth as he walks along.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To grow fat.
- To mix or garnish with something, as by way of improvement; to interlard.
- Let no alien Sedley interpose / To lard with wit thy hungry Epsom prose.
- Italian: farcire con pancetta
- Spanish: mechar
- Italian: spalmare con lardo
- Italian: ingrassare