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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beard, face fungus, whiskersnoun

    the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face

  2. beardnoun

    a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses

  3. beardnoun

    a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)

  4. beardnoun

    hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals

  5. byssus, beardverb

    tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface

  6. beardverb

    go along the rim, like a beard around the chin

    "Houses bearded the top of the heights"


  1. beardnoun

    Facial hair on the chin, cheeks and jaw.

    Etymology: Originally a nickname for someone with a beard.

  2. beardnoun

    A woman who accompanies a gay male in order to give the impression that he is heterosexual.

    Etymology: Originally a nickname for someone with a beard.

  3. beardverb

    To grow hair on the chin and jaw.

    Etymology: Originally a nickname for someone with a beard.

  4. beardverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beardnoun

    the hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults

  2. Beardnoun

    the long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat

  3. Beardnoun

    the cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds

  4. Beardnoun

    the appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes

  5. Beardnoun

    the byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle

  6. Beardnoun

    the gills of some bivalves, as the oyster

  7. Beardnoun

    in insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies

  8. Beardnoun

    long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain

  9. Beardnoun

    a barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out

  10. Beardnoun

    that part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle

  11. Beardnoun

    that part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face

  12. Beardnoun

    an imposition; a trick

  13. Beardverb

    to take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt

  14. Beardverb

    to oppose to the gills; to set at defiance

  15. Beardverb

    to deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish


  1. Beard

    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

  1. Beard

    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

  1. beard

    The silky filaments or byssus by which some testacea adhere to rocks. Of an oyster, the gills.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. beard

    The reflected points of the head of an ancient arrow, particularly of such as were jagged.

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  1. ardeb, bared, bread, Breda, debar, Debar, Debra

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beard in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of beard in a Sentence

  1. Jean Cocteau:

    There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard.

  2. Staz Nair:

    Imagine a beard. A beard, long hair and a horse, i just want to say thank you for watching. Thank you for being a fan.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    If a lady dislike a man with a beard, eavesdropping men will react by shaving off their beards. This, however, will result in them resembling women.

  4. Christian Eckmann:

    The use of epoxy is not the best, but it is a solution, however this measure was unfortunately done not really properly, so you can see now some remains of glue at the beard.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The world is becoming more feminine as each day pass by. We can barely see men with beard in the working places. Simply, because they wish to become more beautiful just as their wives.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. equivalent
    • B. arbitrary
    • C. soft-witted
    • D. proprietary

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