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1. A native or inhabitant of Picardy.
2. The Romance language traditionally spoken in Picardy and adjacent parts of Belgium, descended from the Langue d'oïl and closely related to French.

[Middle English, from Old French, perhaps from pic, pick, pickaxe (from the notion held by people in other parts of France that Picards were mostly farmers who worked their fields with pickaxes).]
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(French pikar)
(Biography) Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1620–82, French astronomer. He was the first to make a precise measurement of a longitude line, enabling him to estimate the earth's radius
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(piˈkɑr, -ˈkɑrd)

Jean (zhä n), 1620–82, French astronomer.
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He was a Picard, whom the glorious Musketeer had picked up on the Bridge Tournelle, making rings and plashing in the water.
Porthos pretended that this occupation was proof of a reflective and contemplative organization, and he had brought him this gentleman, for whom he believed himself to be engaged, had won Planchet--that was the name of the Picard. He felt a slight disappointment, however, when he saw that this place was already taken by a compeer named Mousqueton, and when Porthos signified to him that the state of his household, though great, would not support two servants, and that he must enter into the service of D'Artagnan.
We are poor Picard fishermen, thrown upon the coast by a storm.
Every Picard who saw this unfortunate young man rushing on to meet certain death, shouted in the loudest manner, 'Throw yourself off, monsieur le vicomte!
The blessed Virgin Marie who stands at the corner of the Rue Mauconseil, could only have made Eustache Moubon die for that express purpose; and it is folly on your part to flee thus zigzag, like a Picard before a Frenchman, leaving behind you what you seek before you; and you are a fool!"
"They'll work around it until it poses any danger," Picard said.
Starring Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation , Star Trek: Picard is set to debut in 2020.
Other members of from 'Star Trek: Picard' cast were also present who didn't reveal a lot about their characters.
'Picard' will follow the legendary Starfleet captain-turned-admiral into a new chapter of his life, one that is more grounded than his spacefaring missions and that's apparently kick-started by the memory of something from his latter-day Starfleet career that still weighs heavily on him.
Most recently Picard served as CFO at the Costello Group, where he served as an executive manager of all financial operations, treasury management, debt service and regulatory reporting and provided strategic analysis.
The actor, 78, will play the captain of the starship Enterprise in a new series telling the story of the next chapter of Picard's life.
In a recent interview with (https://deadline.com/2019/01/star-trek-discovery-jonathan-frakes-goes-back-to-the-future-finds-starfleets-past-1202541300/) Deadline , the actor-director was asked about what he knew about the upcoming show about Picard.