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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beard, face fungus, whiskers(noun)

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

  2. beard(noun)

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

  3. beard(noun)

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

  4. beard(noun)

    hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals

  5. byssus, beard(verb)

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

  6. beard(verb)

    go along the rim, like a beard around the chin

    "Houses bearded the top of the heights"


  1. beard(Noun)

    Facial hair on the chin, cheeks and jaw.

    Etymology: Originally a nickname for someone with a beard.

  2. beard(Noun)

    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. beard(Verb)

    To grow hair on the chin and jaw.

    Etymology: Originally a nickname for someone with a beard.

  4. beard(Verb)

    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. Beard(noun)

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

  2. Beard(noun)

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

  3. Beard(noun)

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

  4. Beard(noun)

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

  5. Beard(noun)

    the byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle

  6. Beard(noun)

    the gills of some bivalves, as the oyster

  7. Beard(noun)

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

  8. Beard(noun)

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

  9. Beard(noun)

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

  10. Beard(noun)

    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. Beard(noun)

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

  12. Beard(noun)

    an imposition; a trick

  13. Beard(verb)

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

  14. Beard(verb)

    to oppose to the gills; to set at defiance

  15. Beard(verb)

    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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Anagrams for beard »

  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. Shakib Ahmed:

    I noticed a change with the clothes and the beard.

  2. Simon Drake:

    We were sinking in up to our thighs. I distinctly recall saying to Andy Beard, ‘this had better be worth it.’ It was worth it.

  3. Jeremy Collins:

    He was standing there and I came and stood right next to him, and for some reason turned. In my mind's eye I stripped off the beard, and saw the Foreign Service officer I had seen in Washington, D.C. I just impulsively said, 'You're Brad Bishop, aren't you?' And he began trembling and shaking and said 'Oh God, no' and turned around. I have no doubt it was him.

  4. P. G. Wodehouse:

    At five minutes to eleven on the morning named he was at the station, a false beard and spectacles shielding his identity from the public eye. If you had asked him he would have said that he was a Scotch business man. As a matter a fact, he looked far more like a motor-car coming through a haystack.

  5. Clement Giraud:

    I needed some shaving cream, even if no-one can see my beard.

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