Definitions for beakbik

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

beakbik(n.)

  1. the bill of a bird.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. any horny or stiff projecting mouthpart of an animal, fish, or insect.

    Category: Zoology

  3. anything beaklike or ending in a point, as the spout of a pitcher.

  4. Slang. a person's nose.

    Category: Status (usage)

  5. a projection from the bow of an ancient warship, used to ram enemy vessels.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  6. a narrow projecting molding resembling a bird's beak, forming a drip for shedding rainwater, as on a cornice.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of beak:

1175–1225; ME bec < OF < L beccus < Gaulish

beakedbikt, ˈbi kɪd(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beak(noun)

    beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)

  2. beak, bill, neb, nib, pecker(noun)

    horny projecting mouth of a bird

  3. beak(noun)

    a beaklike, tapering tip on certain plant structures

  4. beak, honker, hooter, nozzle, snoot, snout, schnozzle, schnoz(verb)

    informal terms for the nose

  5. peck, pick, beak(verb)

    hit lightly with a picking motion

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. beak(noun)bik

    the pointed mouth of a bird

    a worm in its beak

Wiktionary

  1. beak(Noun)

    A rigid structure projecting from the front of a bird's face, used for pecking, grooming and for eating food.

  2. beak(Noun)

    A similar structure forming the jaws of an octopus.

  3. beak(Noun)

    The metal point fixed on the bows of a war galley, used as a ram.

  4. beak(Noun)

    A justice of the peace, magistrate, headmaster or other person of authority.

  5. beak(Noun)

    The human nose, especially one that is large and pointed.

  6. beak(Verb)

    strike with the beak.

  7. beak(Verb)

    seize with the beak.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beak(noun)

    the bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varied much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds

  2. Beak(noun)

    a similar bill in other animals, as the turtles

  3. Beak(noun)

    the long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera

  4. Beak(noun)

    the upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve

  5. Beak(noun)

    the prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal

  6. Beak(noun)

    anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land

  7. Beak(noun)

    a beam, shod or armed at the end with a metal head or point, and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, in order to pierce the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead

  8. Beak(noun)

    that part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee

  9. Beak(noun)

    a continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off

  10. Beak(noun)

    any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant

  11. Beak(noun)

    a toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.)

  12. Beak(noun)

    a magistrate or policeman

Freebase

  1. Beak

    The beak, bill, or rostrum is an external anatomical structure of birds which is used for eating and for grooming, manipulating objects, killing prey, fighting, probing for food, courtship and feeding young. The terms beak and rostrum are also used to refer to a similar mouthpart in some Ornithischian dinosaurs, monotremes, cephalopods, cetaceans, billfishes, pufferfishes, turtles, Anuran tadpoles and sirens. Although beaks vary significantly in size, shape and color, they share a similar underlying structure. Two bony projections—the upper and lower mandibles—are covered with a thin keratinized layer of epidermis known as the rhamphotheca. In most species, two holes known as nares lead to the respiratory system.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Beak

    In some animals, the jaws together with their horny covering. The beak usually refers to the bill of birds in which the whole varies greatly in form according of the food and habits of the bird. While the beak refers most commonly to birds, the anatomical counterpart is found also in the turtle, squid, and octopus. (From Webster, 3d ed & Storer, et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p491, 755)

Anagrams of beak

  1. bake


Translations for beak

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

beak(noun)

the hard, horny (usually pointed) part of a bird's mouth

The bird had a worm in its beak.

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