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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bas·tard /ˈbæstɚ/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bas·tard n.
 1. A “natural” child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union.
 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.
 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.
 3. A sweet Spanish wine like muscatel in flavor.
    Brown bastard is your only drink.   --Shak.
 4. A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bas·tard a.
 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note.
 2. 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.   --Barrow.
 3. Of an unusual or irregular make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin. [Obs.]
 4. Print. Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bas·tard, v. t. To bastardize. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed
             away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"-
             E.A.Freeman [syn: bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten,
      2: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance [syn: bogus, fake,
          phony, phoney]
      n 1: insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or
           irritating or ridiculous [syn: asshole, cocksucker,
           dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick,
            whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB]
      2: the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents [syn: 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: mongrel]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.