'Bastard' definitions:

Definition of 'bastard'

(from WordNet)
adjective
Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance [syn: bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard]
noun
Insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous [syn: ##censored##, bastard, ##censored##, dickhead, ##censored##, mother ##censored##, mother##censored##, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB]
noun
The illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents [syn: bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson]
noun
Derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin; "the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic" [syn: bastard, mongrel]

Definition of 'Bastard'

From: GCIDE
  • Bastard \Bas"tard\, n. [OF. bastard, bastart, F. b?tard, prob. fr. OF. bast, F. b?t, a packsaddle used as a bed by the muleteers (fr. LL. bastum) + -ard. OF. fils de bast son of the packsaddle; as the muleteers were accustomed to use their saddles for beds in the inns. See Cervantes, "Don Quixote," chap. 16; and cf. G. bankert, fr. bank bench.]
  • 1. A "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union. [1913 Webster]
  • Note: By the civil and canon laws, and by the laws of many of the United States, a bastard becomes a legitimate child by the intermarriage of the parents at any subsequent time. But by those of England, and of some states of the United States, a child, to be legitimate, must at least be born after the lawful marriage. --Kent. Blackstone. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. (Sugar Refining) (a) An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that have already had several boilings. (b) A large size of mold, in which sugar is drained. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. A sweet Spanish wine like muscatel in flavor. [1913 Webster]
  • Brown bastard is your only drink. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Bastard'

From: GCIDE
  • Bastard \Bas"tard\, a.
  • 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so. [1913 Webster]
  • That bastard self-love which is so vicious in itself, and productive of so many vices. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Of an unusual or irregular make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • 4. (Print.) Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book. [1913 Webster]
  • Bastard ashlar (Arch.), stones for ashlar work, roughly squared at the quarry.
  • Bastard file, a file intermediate between the coarsest and the second cut.
  • Bastard type (Print.), type having the face of a larger or a smaller size than the body; e. g., a nonpareil face on a brevier body.
  • Bastard wing (Zool.), three to five quill feathers on a small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mammalia; the alula. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Bastard'

From: GCIDE
  • Bastard \Bas"tard\, v. t. To bastardize. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'bastard'

From: GCIDE
  • Cod \Cod\, n. [Cf. G. gadde, and (in Heligoland) gadden, L. gadus merlangus.] (Zool.) An important edible fish (Gadus morrhua), taken in immense numbers on the northern coasts of Europe and America. It is especially abundant and large on the Grand Bank of Newfoundland. It is salted and dried in large quantities. [1913 Webster]
  • Note: There are several varieties; as shore cod, from shallow water; bank cod, from the distant banks; and rock cod, which is found among ledges, and is often dark brown or mottled with red. The tomcod is a distinct species of small size. The bastard, blue, buffalo, or cultus cod of the Pacific coast belongs to a distinct family. See Buffalo cod, under Buffalo. [1913 Webster]
  • Cod fishery, the business of fishing for cod.
  • Cod line, an eighteen-thread line used in catching codfish. --McElrath. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'bastard'

From: Easton
  • Bastard In the Old Testament the rendering of the Hebrew word _mamzer'_, which means "polluted." In Deut. 23:2, it occurs in the ordinary sense of illegitimate offspring. In Zech. 9:6, the word is used in the sense of foreigner. From the history of Jephthah we learn that there were bastard offspring among the Jews (Judg. 11:1-7). In Heb. 12:8, the word (Gr. nothoi) is used in its ordinary sense, and denotes those who do not share the privileges of God's children.