I. noun Etymology: Middle English parde, from Anglo-French pard, from Latin pardus, from Greek pardos Date: 14th century leopard II. noun Etymology: short for pardner Date: 1850 chiefly dialect partner, chum

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  • Pard — (p[aum]rd), n. [L. pardus, Gr. pa rdos; cf. Skr. p[.r]d[=a]ku tiger, panther.] (Zo[ o]l.) A leopard; a panther. [1913 Webster] And more pinch spotted make them Than pard or cat o mountain. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pard — may refer to: * Pard (legendary creature), an animal from Medieval bestiaries * Gordon Le Pard (21st century), British travel writer * An archaic name for the leopard …   Wikipedia

  • pard — pard1 [pärd] n. [ME parde < OFr < L pardus < Gr pardos, prob. < Iran (> Pers pārs, panther)] Archaic a leopard, or panther ☆ pard2 [pärd ] n. short for PARDNER …   English World dictionary

  • Pard — der; en, en u. P’arder der; s, <aus lat. pardus, vgl. ↑Leopard> (veraltet) svw. ↑Leopard …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Pard — Pard, Pardel, Parder ↑ Gepard …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • pard — ca·mel·o·pard; pard·ed; pard·ine; pard·ner; pard; …   English syllables

  • pard — {{11}}pard (1) archaic form of leopard, c.1300, from L. pardus, from Gk. pardos male panther, from the same source (probably Iranian) as Skt. prdaku s leopard, tiger, snake, and Pers. palang panther. {{12}}pard (2) 1850, dialectal shortening of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pard — I [[t]pɑrd[/t]] n. archaic a leopard or panther • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME parde (< OF pard) < L pardus < Gk párdos (masc.), der. of párdalis (fem.) II pard [[t]pɑrd[/t]] n. inf pardner • Etymology: 1840–50, amer.; by shortening …   From formal English to slang

  • pard — n. partner; friend. (From pardner. Also a term of address.) □ Come on, pard, let’s go find some action. □ This is my old pard, Clarence …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pard — pard1 pardine /pahr duyn, din/, adj. /pahrd/, n. Literary. a leopard or panther. [1250 1300; ME parde ( < OF pard) < L pardus < Gk párdos (masc.), deriv. of párdalis (fem.); cf. OE (rare) pardus] pard …   Universalium

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