bastard

Definitions

  • Auger-Bit-File.  Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File.  Three-Square Single-Cut File.  Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File.  Double-Cut File.  Cabinet Wood-Rasp.  File-Card
    Auger-Bit-File. Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File. Three-Square Single-Cut File. Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File. Double-Cut File. Cabinet Wood-Rasp. File-Card
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bastard fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    • n bastard 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"
    • n bastard insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    • n bastard the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bastard (Sugar Refining) A large size of mold, in which sugar is drained.
    • Bastard A sweet Spanish wine like muscatel in flavor. "Brown bastard is your only drink."
    • Bastard A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper.
    • Bastard A “natural” child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union.
    • Bastard (Print) Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.
    • Bastard (Sugar Refining) An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that have already had several boilings.
    • Bastard Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard n., note.
    • Bastard Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so. "That bastard self-love which is so vicious in itself, and productive of so many vices."
    • Bastard Of an unusual or irregular make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin.
    • v. t Bastard To bastardize.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bastard A natural child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate or spurious child. By the civil and canon laws (a rule adopted also in many of the United States), a bastard becomes a legitimate child by the marriage of the parents at any future time. But by the laws of England a child, to be legitimate, must at least be born after the lawful marriage; it does not require that the child shall be begotten in wedlock, but it is indispensable that it should be born after marriage, no matter how short the time, the law presuming it to be the child of the husband. The only legal incapacity of a bastard is that he cannot be heir or next of kin to any one save his own issue. Inheritance from the mother is allowed in some jurisdictions. In England the maintenance of a bastard in the first instance devolves on the mother, while in Scotland it is a joint burden upon both parents. The mother is entitled to the custody of the child in preference to the father. In the United States the father may be compelled to provide support.
    • n bastard In sugar-refining: A large mold into which sugar is drained.
    • n bastard An impure, coarse brown sugar made from the refuse syrup of previous boilings.
    • n bastard An animal of inferior breed; a mongrel.
    • n bastard A kind of woolen cloth, probably of inferior quality, or of unusual width, or both.
    • n bastard A kind of war-vessel used in the middle ages, probably of unusual size.
    • n bastard In the seventeenth century, a small cannon, otherwise known as a bastard culverin (which see, under culverin).
    • n bastard A sweet Spanish wine resembling muscadel; any kind of sweetened wine.
    • n bastard In falconry, a kind of hawk.
    • n bastard A local name of Kemp's gulf-turtle, Thalassochelys (Colpochelys) kempi, of the Gulf of Mexico.
    • bastard Begotten and born out of wedlock; illegitimate: as, a bastard child.
    • bastard Mongrel; hybrid: as, a bastard brood.
    • bastard Unauthorized; unrecognized: as, “bastard officers before God,”
    • bastard Spurious; not genuine; false; supposititious; adulterate: as, “bastard hope,” ; “bastard honours,”
    • bastard Having the appearance of being genuine; resembling in some degree: an epithet applied especially in botany, zoölogy, medicine, etc., to things which resemble, but are not identical with, the things named: as, bastard mahogany, bastard pimpernel, bastard caddis, bastard marble, bastard measles, etc. See phrases below. Also bastardly.
    • bastard Of abnormal or irregular shape or size; of unusual make or proportions: applied to guns, ships, swords: as, bastard culverin, bastard galley, etc. See phrases.
    • bastard A local English name (in Weymouth) of the variegated sole, Solea variegata.
    • bastard To declare to be a bastard; stigmatize as a bastard; bastardize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bastard bas′tard a child born of parents not married
    • adj Bastard born out of wedlock: not genuine: resembling, but not identical with, the species bearing the name: of abnormal shape or size: false
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Quotations

  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham%20Lewis
    “In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of freedom, like a bastard brother of reform.”
  • John Steinbeck
    John%20Steinbeck
    “Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.”
  • R A Dickson
    R A Dickson
    “Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards.”
  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.”
  • Samuel Beckett
    Samuel%20Beckett
    “The bastard! He doesn't exist!”
  • Joy Baluch
    Joy Baluch
    “Being nice to governments doesn't work, they are such lying bastards.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. bastard, bastart, F. btard, prob. fr. OF. bast, F. bt, 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

Usage

In literature:

The cornice, too, is a bastard Ionic, without modillions or dentils.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Thus a bastard system of federo-republicanism will rise on the ruins of the true principles of our revolution.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
His murder by Henry's hand left the bastard undisputed master of Castille.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
No coloured persons or bastards shall be admitted into our Assemblies.
"Selected Official Documents of the South African Republic and Great Britain" by Various
Jamyn (bastard), illegitimate daughter of Amadis Jamyn, page of Ronsard.
"Women of Modern France" by Hugo P. Thieme
A bastard named Arsames, who might possibly have aspired to the crown, was assassinated by Ochus.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 9 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
The children I had brought him he entirely neglected as if they had been bastards.
"Dialogues of the Dead" by Lord Lyttelton
The Bastard was overjoyed at this, and, guiding himself wholly by the governess's advice, had speech with his sweetheart whensoever he would.
"The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. III. (of V.)" by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
One detachment was sent to occupy Bastard's Nek, another defile to the west of Plessis Poort.
"Sir John French" by Cecil Chisholm
Shall the Trojans claim The realm, and bastards dare the Latin race to shame?
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
They set out on their journey, the fair Katherine and her uncle, the bastard, without any other companion.
"One Hundred Merrie And Delightsome Stories" by Various
A lessee testified that such irregularities as bastard children would occasionally occur as long as women were guarded by men.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
The scrum half called him "a bloody interfering bastard," and told him to go to hell.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Giulio, the bastard son of the elder Giuliano, was fourteen.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Balm, bee, 175. large-flowered bastard, 174.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
The village lads used to shout 'Bastard' after him.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
He believed the Indians had been bought body and soul by this bastard white for his own ends.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Away with thy bastard pleasures.
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
Your bastard is sensitive on historical fact and predisposed to lying about it.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
It is not Robert Moncton's bare assertion that will make me believe you a bastard.
"The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I" by Susanna Moodie
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In poetry:

The other does that
His hair long and plausive
Bastard
Masturbating a glitter
He wants to be loved.
"Death & Co." by Sylvia Plath
Oh Ernie, who on earth I knew
In war and wine,
Though frail of fame, in soul how you
Were pure and fine!
I'm proud that once when we were plastered
You called me 'bastard.'
"Ernie Pyle" by Robert W Service
Of course I took it gently up
And brought it to my wife
Who loves all dogs, and now that pup
Shares in our happy life:
Yet how I curse the bastards who
Its good luck never knew!
"Abandoned Dog" by Robert W Service
Poverty wants no pity, only justice!
Pity? Bastard daughter of cunning fathers,
Who like the Pharisees, beating the drum
Ostentatiously for their own sly ends,
Drop a penny in the beggar's hands.
"Poem Of Poverty" by Millosh Gjergj Nikolla
Poverty wants no pity, only justice!
Pity? Bastard daughter of cunning fathers,
Who like the Pharisees, beating the drum
Ostentatiously for their own sly ends,
Drop a penny in the beggar's hands.
"Poem Of Poverty" by Migjeni
I'll drink-smash everything in sight but never mind,
I'll pay myself! Can I not afford to break a glass or two?
I can, you bastards! With the rubles from my black grind
I could even have two dozen mistresses to woo.
"The Saturday Night Song" by Julian Tuwim

In news:

Jesse Ebaugh, Dave Colvin, Erika Wennerstrom, and Mark Nathan of Heartless Bastards.
Heartless Bastards Live at The Royale.
The Heartless Bastards are anything but heartless .
Heartless Bastards deliver ferocious show.
Heartless Bastards rocked hard, late and long Thursday night at Upstate Concert Hall, leaving no musical stone unturned.
Austin, Texas, quartet Heartless Bastards are, from left, Jesse Ebagh, Dave Colvin, Erika Wennerstrom and Mark Nathan.
Heartless Bastards (with Tenement Ruth and Frank Smith) captivate the Firebird, Tuesday, September 11 Featured.
Heartless Bastards (with Tenement Ruth and Frank Smith) captivate the Firebird, Tuesday, September 11.
This past Saturday Heartless Bastards, and Austin's Frank Smith (the band, not a man), brought their amazing live performance back to Headliners.
Erika Wennerstrom, the headstrong force behind Heartless Bastards, has paid her dues, and the dividends show — musically, if not otherwise.
Heartless Bastards, "Only For You".
Julian Marley and Heartless Bastards.
Polica, Heartless Bastards, Bear In Heaven and Danny Brown.
Heartless Bastards Spread Stylistic Wings.
Artist / Band: Heartless Bastards.
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In science:

Following woodworking terminology, I propose to call a moduli space satisfying conditions (1–4) a bastard moduli space.
Moduli of varieties of general type
Bastard, Wave Mechanics applied to semiconductor heterostructure(Les Editions de Physique, Les Ulis, France, 1988). F.
Intertwining of exactly solvable generalized Schrodinger equations
Bastard, Wave Mechanics Applied to Semiconductor Heterostructures (Les Editions de Physique, Cedex, 1988). C.
Quantum Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Systems
Bastard, Wave Mechanics Applied to Semiconductor Heterostructures, (Halsted Press, New York, 1988); C.
Flatland Electrons in High Magnetic Fields
Bastard, Wave Mechanics Applied to Semiconductor Heterostructure (Les Editions de Physique, Les Ulis, France, 1988) 2 P. Harrison, Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots (John Wiley and Sons, 2000); L. Serra and E.
Nonrelativistic Green's function for systems with position-dependent mass
Bastard, Wave mechanics applied to seminconductor heterostructures (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1991). 29 J.
Finally, we can extend our treatment to other special cases of the effective potential Vef f namely those of the Bastard and Li and Kuhn (redistributed) Hamiltonians.
Position-dependent mass models and their nonlinear characterization
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