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top to bottom: black skimmer, pileated woodpecker, and American goldfinch

beak

 (bēk)
n.
1.
a. The bill of a bird, especially one that is strong and curved, such as that of a hawk or a finch.
b. A similar structure in other animals, such as turtles, insects, or fish.
2. A usually firm, tapering tip on certain plant structures, such as some seeds and fruits.
3. A beaklike structure or part, as:
a. The spout of a pitcher.
b. A metal or metal-clad ram projecting from the bow of an ancient warship.
4. Informal The human nose.
5. Chiefly British Slang
a. A schoolmaster.
b. A judge.

[Middle English bek, from Old French bec, from Latin beccus, of Celtic origin.]

beaked (bēkt) adj.

beak

(biːk)
n
1. (Zoology) the projecting jaws of a bird, covered with a horny sheath; bill
2. (Zoology) any beaklike mouthpart in other animals, such as turtles
3. slang a person's nose, esp one that is large, pointed, or hooked
4. any projecting part, such as the pouring lip of a bucket
5. (Architecture) architect the upper surface of a cornice, which slopes out to throw off water
6. (Chemistry) chem the part of a still or retort through which vapour passes to the condenser
7. (Nautical Terms) nautical another word for ram5
[C13: from Old French bec, from Latin beccus, of Gaulish origin]
beaked adj
ˈbeakless adj
ˈbeakˌlike adj
ˈbeaky adj

beak

(biːk)
n
a Brit slang word for judge, magistrate, headmaster, schoolmaster
[C19: originally thieves' jargon]

beak

(bik)

n.
1. the bill of a bird.
2. any horny or stiff projecting mouthpart of an animal, fish, or insect.
3. anything beaklike or ending in a point, as the spout of a pitcher.
4. Slang. a person's nose.
5. a projection from the bow of an ancient warship, used to ram enemy vessels.
6. a narrow projecting molding resembling a bird's beak, forming a drip for shedding rainwater, as on a cornice.
[1175–1225; Middle English bec < Old French < Latin beccus < Gaulish]
beaked (bikt, ˈbi kɪd) adj.

beak

(bēk)
1. The bill of a bird.
2. A similar, often horny part forming the mouth of other animals, such as turtles and octopuses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beak - beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)beak - beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
2.beak - horny projecting mouth of a birdbeak - horny projecting mouth of a bird  
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
cere - the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
3.beak - a beaklike, tapering tip on certain plant structures
tip - the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
4.beak - informal terms for the nosebeak - informal terms for the nose    
nose, olfactory organ - the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Verb1.beak - hit lightly with a picking motionbeak - hit lightly with a picking motion  
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

beak

noun
1. bill, nib, neb (archaic or dialect), mandible a black bird with a yellow beak
2. (Slang) nose, snout, hooter (slang), snitch (slang), conk (slang), neb (archaic or dialect), proboscis, schnozzle (slang, chiefly U.S.) his sharp, aristocratic beak
3. (Brit. informal) magistrate, justice, sheriff The beak told him he'd go down if he did anything like it again.

beak

noun
1. The horny projection forming a bird's jaws:
2. Informal. The structure on the human face that contains the nostrils and organs of smell and forms the beginning of the respiratory tract:
Informal: snoot.
Translations
مِنْقارمِنْقَار
клюнчовка
zobák
næb
beko
nokka
kljun
csőr
goggur
くちばし
부리
snapas
knābis
zobák
kljun
näbb
จงอยปากนก
дзьоб
mỏ chim

beak

[biːk] N
1. [of bird] → pico m (= nose) → napia f
2. (Naut) → rostro m
beak of landpromontorio m
3. (Brit) (= judge) → magistrado/a m/f

beak

[ˈbiːk] n [bird] → bec m

beak

n
(of bird, turtle)Schnabel m
(inf, of person) → Zinken m, → Rüssel m (inf)
(Brit inf: = judge etc) → Kadi m (inf); (Brit, Sch sl) → (Di)rex m (sl)

beak

[biːk] nbecco

beak

(biːk) noun
the hard, horny (usually pointed) part of a bird's mouth. The bird had a worm in its beak.

beak

مِنْقَار zobák næb Schnabel ράμφος pico nokka bec kljun becco くちばし 부리 snavel nebb dziób bico клюв näbb จงอยปากนก gaga mỏ chim 鸟嘴
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