What does beaver mean?

Definitions for beaver
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beaver, beaver fur(noun)

    the soft brown fur of the beaver

  2. Oregonian, Beaver(noun)

    a native or resident of Oregon

  3. beaver(noun)

    a full beard

  4. dress hat, high hat, opera hat, silk hat, stovepipe, top hat, topper, beaver(noun)

    a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur

  5. beaver(noun)

    a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face

  6. beaver, castor(noun)

    a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)

  7. beaver(verb)

    large semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail; construct complex dams and underwater lodges

  8. beaver, beaver away(verb)

    work hard on something


  1. Beaver(ProperNoun)

    A native or resident of the American state of Oregon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beaver(noun)

    an amphibious rodent, of the genus Castor

  2. Beaver(noun)

    the fur of the beaver

  3. Beaver(noun)

    a hat, formerly made of the fur of the beaver, but now usually of silk

  4. Beaver(noun)

    beaver cloth, a heavy felted woolen cloth, used chiefly for making overcoats

  5. Beaver(noun)

    that piece of armor which protected the lower part of the face, whether forming a part of the helmet or fixed to the breastplate. It was so constructed (with joints or otherwise) that the wearer could raise or lower it to eat and drink


  1. Beaver

    The beaver is a primarily nocturnal, large, semi-aquatic rodent. Castor includes two extant species, North American beaver and Eurasian beaver. Beavers are known for building dams, canals, and lodges. They are the second-largest rodent in the world. Their colonies create one or more dams to provide still, deep water to protect against predators, and to float food and building material. The North American beaver population was once more than 60 million, but as of 1988 was 6–12 million. This population decline is due to extensive hunting for fur, for glands used as medicine and perfume, and because their harvesting of trees and flooding of waterways may interfere with other land uses.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beaver

    bēv′ėr, n. an amphibious rodent quadruped valuable for its fur: the fur of the beaver: a hat made of the beaver's fur: a hat: a glove of beaver fur.—adj. Beav′erish (Carlyle), like a beaver, merely instinctive.—n. Beav′ery, a place where beavers are kept. [A.S. befer, beofor; Dut. bever, Ger. biber, Gael, beabhar, L. fiber.]

  2. Beaver

    bēv′ėr, n. in medieval armour, the covering for the lower part of the face, the visor being that for the upper part—later the movable beaver was confounded with the visor.—adj. Beav′ered. [So called from a fancied likeness to a child's bib. O. Fr. bavière, from bave, slaver.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. beaver

    A helmet in general, but particularly that part which lets down to allow of the wearer's drinking.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. beaver

    That part of a helmet covering the lower part of the face, which shifted on pivots to allow the wearer to drink. The word is derived from the Latin word bevere, to drink.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beaver in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beaver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of beaver in a Sentence

  1. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:

    It seems a little more antagonistic, so that part has changed a little bit, but it's not like this was' Leave it to Beaver,'' Mayberry R.F.D.,'' The Donna Reed Show,' it was never a Pollyanna, Mary Poppins place. It was always rough and tumble politics.

  2. Native American:

    We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.

  3. Fritz Hollings:

    What is it ? Buffcoat and Beaver or Beaver and something else ? i dont watch it. But whatever it was, it was on at 7. Buffcoat. And they put it on now at 10:30.

  4. Frank Iafrate:

    But then I did some research, and found out that when a beaver is threatened it runs away. So, the beaver was out.

  5. Jerry Mathers:

    Yes, it was nice to have another income rolling in, but it wasn’t like my family couldn’t exist without me working, and when I finished ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ the studio did have another sitcom they wanted me to do, but I had never been to regular school. I had a private tutor from the first grade up until the eighth grade… I wanted to attend regular school and be with other kids. I wanted to play sports.

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