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NOUN (3)

1. insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous;
[syn: asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB]

2. the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents;
[syn: bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson]

3. derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin;
- Example: "the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"
[syn: bastard, mongrel]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance;
[syn: bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard]

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8 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bastard \Bas"tard\, v. t. To bastardize. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bastard adj 1: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance [syn: bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard] n 1: insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous [syn: asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB] 2: the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents [syn: bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson] 3: 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "bastard": SOB, affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bantling, bar sinister, baseborn, bastard child, bastardy, bird, blackguard, bogus, brummagem, bugger, by-blow, cat, chap, character, colorable, colored, counterfeit, counterfeited, creep, criminal, cross, crossbred, crossbreed, devil, distorted, dressed up, duck, dummy, embellished, embroidered, enfant terrible, ersatz, evildoer, factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, fart, fatherless, feigned, feller, fellow, fictitious, fictive, garbled, guy, half blood, half-breed, heel, hood, hooligan, illegitimacy, illegitimate, illegitimate child, imitation, jasper, jerk, joker, junky, knave, lad, limb, louse, love child, lowlife, make-believe, malefactor, man-made, meanie, misbegotten, mischief, miscreant, miscreated, mock, mongrel, mother, mule, natural, offender, perverted, phony, pill, pinchbeck, pretended, pseudo, put-on, quasi, queer, rapscallion, rascal, rat, reprobate, rogue, scalawag, scoundrel, self-styled, sham, shit, shithead, shitheel, shoddy, simulated, sinner, so-called, soi-disant, spurious, stinkard, stinker, stud, supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, turd, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, warped
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

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.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

BASTARD. A word derived from bas or bast, signifying abject, low, base; and aerd, nature. Minshew, Co. Lit. 244; a. Enfant de bas, a child of low birth. Dupin. According to Blackstone, 1 Com. 454, a bastard in the law sense of the word, is a person not only begotten, but born out of lawful matrimony. This definition does not appear to be complete, inasmuch as it does not embrace the case of a person who is the issue of an illicit connection, during the coverture of his mother. The common law, says the Mirror, only taketh him to be a son whom the marriage proveth to be so. Horne's Mirror, c. 2, Sec. 7; see Glanv. lib 8, cap. 13 Bract. 63, a. b.; 2 Salk. 427;, 8 East, 204. A bastard may be perhaps defined to be one who is born of an illicit union, and before the lawful marriage of his parents. 2. A man is a bastard if born, first) before the marriage of his parents; but although he may have been begotten while his parents were single, yet if they afterwards marry, and he is born during the coverture, he is legitimate. 1 Bl. Com. 455, 6. Secondly, if born during the coverture, under circumstances which render it impossible that the husband of his mother can be his father. 6 Binn. 283; 1 Browne's R. Appx. xlvii.; 4 T. R. 356; Str. 940 Id. 51 8 East, 193; Hardin's R. 479. It seems by the Gardner peerage case, reported by Dennis Le Marebant, esquire, that strong moral improbability that the husband is not the father, is sufficient to bastardize the issue. Bac. Ab. tit. Bastardy, A, last ed. Thirdly, if born beyond a competent time after the coverture has determined. Stark. Ev. part 4, p. 221, n. a Co. Litt. 123, b, by Hargrave & Butler in the note. See Gestation. 3. The principal right which bastard children have, is that of maintenance from their parents. 1 Bl. Com. 458; Code Civ. of Lo. 254 to 262. To protect the public from their support, the law compels the putative father to maintain his bastard children. See Bastardy; Putative father. 4. Considered as nullius filius, a bastard has no inheritable blood in him, and therefore no estate can descend. to him; but he may take by testament, if properly described, after he has obtained a name by reputation. 1 Rop. Lew. 76, 266; Com. Dig. Descent, C, l2; Ie. Bastard, E; Co. Lit. 123, a; Id. 3, a; 1 T. R. 96 Doug. 548 3 Dana, R. 233; 4 Pick. R. 93; 4 Desaus. 434. But this hard rule has been somewhat mitigated in some of the states, where, by statute, various inheritable qualities have been conferred upon bastards. See 5 Conn. 228; 1 Dev. Eq. R. 345; 2 Root, 280; 5 Wheat.. 207; 3 H. & M. 229, n; 5 Call. 143; 3 Dana, 233. 5. Bastards can acquire the rights of legitimate children only by an act of the legislature. 1 Bl. Com. 460; 4 Inst. 36. 6. By the laws of Louisiana, a bastard is one who is born of an illicit union. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 27, 199. There are two sorts of illegitimate children; first, those who are born of two persons, who, at the moment such children were conceived, might have legally contracted marriage with each other; and, secondly, those who are born from persons, to whose marriage there existed at the time, some legal impediment. Id. art. 200. An adulterous bastard is one produced by an unlawful connexion between two persons, who, at the time he was conceived, were, either of them, or both, connected by marriage with some other person or persons. Id. art. 201. Incestuous bastards are those who are produced by the illegal connexion of two persons who are relations within the degrees prohibited by law. Id. art. 202. 7. Bastards, generally speaking, belong to no family, and have no relations; accordingly they are not subject to paternal authority, even when they have been acknowledged. See 11 East, 7, n. Nevertheless, fathers and mothers owe alimony. to their children when they are in need. Id. art. 254, 256. Alimony is due to bastards, though they be adulterous or incestuous, by the mother and her ascendants. Id. art. 262. 8. Children born out of marriage, except those who are born from an incestuous or adulterous connexion, may be legitimated by the subsequent marriage of their father and mother, whenever the latter have legally acknowledged them for their children, either before the marriage or by the contract of marriage itself. Every other mode of legitimating children is abolished. Id. art. 217. Legitimation may even be extended to deceased children who have left issue, and in that ease, it enures to the benefit of that issue. Id. art. 218. Children legitimated by a subsequent marriage, have the same rights as if born during the marriage. Id. art. 219. See, generally, Vin. Abr. Bastards Bac. Abr. Bastard; Com. Dig. Bastard; Metc. & Perk. Dig. h. t.; the various other American Digests, h. t.; Harr. Dig. h. t.; 1 Bl. Com. 454 to 460; Co. Litt. 3, b.; Bouv. Inst. Index, h. t., And Access; Bastardy; Gestation; Natural Children.