What does Beard mean?
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beard, face fungus, whiskersnoun
the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface
go along the rim, like a beard around the chin
"Houses bearded the top of the heights"
Facial hair on the chin, cheeks and jaw.
A woman who accompanies a gay male in order to give the impression that he is heterosexual.
To grow hair on the chin and jaw.
To boldly and bravely oppose or confront, often to the chagrin of the one being bearded.
Robin Hood is always shown as bearding the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Etymology: Originally a nickname for someone with a beard.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: beard, Saxon.
Ere on thy chin the springing beard began
To spread a doubtful down, and promise man. Matthew Prior.
Rail’d at their covenant, and jeer’d
Their rev’rend parsons to my beard. Hudibras.
This ancient ruffian, Sir, whose life I have spared at suit of his grey beard. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
Some thin remains of chastity appear’d,
Ev’n under Jove, but Jove without a beard. Dryden.
Would it not be an insufferable thing, for a professor to have his authority, of forty years standing, confirmed by general tradition, and a reverend beard, overturned by an upstart novelist? John Locke.
The ploughman lost his sweat, and the green corn
Hath rotted ere its youth attain’d a beard. William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A certain farmer complained, that the beards of his corn cut the reapers and threshers fingers. Roger L'Estrange.
Etymology: from beard.
No man so potent breathes upon the ground,
But I will beard him. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. i.
He, whensoever he should swerve from duty, may be able to beard him. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.
The design of utterly extirpating monarchy and episcopacy, the presbyterians alone begun, continued, and would have ended, if they had not been bearded by that new party, with whom they could not agree about dividing the spoil. Jonathan Swift.
A beard is the hair that grows on the jaw, chin, upper lip, lower lip, cheeks, and neck of humans and some non-human animals. In humans, usually pubescent or adult males are able to grow beards. Throughout the course of history, societal attitudes toward male beards have varied widely depending on factors such as prevailing cultural-religious traditions and the current era's fashion trends. Some religions (such as some sects of Islam, and Sikhism) have considered a full beard to be essential and mandate it as part of their observance. Other cultures, even while not officially mandating it, view a beard as central to a man's virility, exemplifying such virtues as wisdom, strength, sexual prowess and high social status. In cultures where facial hair is uncommon (or currently out of fashion), beards may be associated with poor hygiene or an unconventional demeanor. In countries with colder climates, beards help protect the wearer's face from the elements. Beards also provide sun protection.
the hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults
the long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat
the cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds
the appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes
the byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle
the gills of some bivalves, as the oyster
in insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies
long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain
a barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out
that part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle
that part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face
an imposition; a trick
to take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt
to oppose to the gills; to set at defiance
to deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish
A beard is the collection of hair that grows on the chin, upper lip, cheeks and neck of human beings and some non-human animals. In humans, usually only pubescent or adult males are able to grow beards. However, women with hirsutism may develop a beard. When differentiating between upper and lower facial hair, a beard specifically excludes the moustache. Over the course of history, men with facial hair have been ascribed various attributes such as wisdom, sexual virility, masculinity, or a higher status; however, beards may also be perceived to be associated with a lack of general cleanliness and a loss of refinement, particularly in modern times.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bērd, n. the hair that grows on the chin and adjacent parts of a grown man's face: the tuft on the lower jaw of a goat, seal, &c.: the barbel of the cod, loach, &c.; prickles on the ears of corn: the barb of an arrow: the gills of oysters, &c.—v.t. to take by the beard: to oppose to the face.—adj. Beard′ed, having a beard: prickly: barbed.—n. Beard′-grass, a kind of bearded grass.—adj. Beard′less. [A.S.; W. barf, Ger. bart, Russ. boroda, L. barba.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The silky filaments or byssus by which some testacea adhere to rocks. Of an oyster, the gills.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The reflected points of the head of an ancient arrow, particularly of such as were jagged.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Beard is ranked #721 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Beard surname appeared 48,207 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 16 would have the surname Beard.
74.9% or 36,112 total occurrences were White.
19.6% or 9,453 total occurrences were Black.
2.3% or 1,147 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 959 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.6% or 323 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 217 total occurrences were Asian.
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The numerical value of Beard in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Beard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Beard in a Sentence
A lot of witnessing is already problematic, even when a group of people witness the same crime, one person will see someone with a mustache and a hat, while another will see someone with a beard and sunglasses.
An archaeological committee was assigned to inspect the mask and beard in order to write a detailed report on the mask's condition.
If the scissors are not used daily on the beard, it will not be long before the beard is, by its luxuriant growth, pretending to be the head.
I especially enjoyed some of the old hairstyles, with my hair down to my shoulders and a beard. And Henley's nickname used to be 'Furry Basketball' because he had that fro. It was fun to just look at what was going on in that era and how we presented ourselves on stage.
A man came out of a building to our left walking backwards, it was eerie and looked suspicious. I yelled at him and he turned around immediately and then started walking towards us. He looked like a young man with a beard, wearing man-jams and dark clothing. He didn't appear to be himself that day ... most likely drugged.
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