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beard

 (bîrd)
n.
1. A growth of hair on the chin, cheeks, and throat of a person, especially a man.
2. A tuft or growth of hairs, bristles, or other hairlike threads on a plant or animal.
3. One who serves to divert suspicion or attention from another, especially a person of the opposite sex who accompanies a gay man or lesbian to give the impression of heterosexuality.
4. Printing The raised slope on a piece of type between the shoulder or counter and the face. Also called neck.
tr.v. beard·ed, beard·ing, beards
1. To furnish with a beard.
2. To confront boldly.

[Middle English berd, from Old English beard; see bhardh-ā- in Indo-European roots.]

beard′less adj.

beard

(bɪəd)
n
1. (Anatomy) the hair growing on the lower parts of a man's face
2. (Zoology) any similar growth in animals
3. (Botany) a tuft of long hairs in plants such as barley and wheat; awn
4. (Zoology) the gills of an oyster
5. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a barb, as on an arrow or fish-hook
6. (Angling) a barb, as on an arrow or fish-hook
7. slang a woman who accompanies a homosexual man to give the impression that he is heterosexual
8. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the part of a piece of type that connects the face with the shoulder
vb (tr)
9. to oppose boldly or impertinently
10. to pull or grasp the beard of
[Old English beard; related to Old Norse barth, Old High German bart, Latin barba]
ˈbearded adj

beard

(bɪərd)
n.
1. hair growing on the lower part of the face, esp. on the face of a man, sometimes including a mustache.
2. a similar growth on the chin of some animals or near the bill in some birds.
3. a tuft or growth of awns or the like, as on wheat or barley.
4. a barb or catch on an arrow, fishhook, etc.
5. the sloping part of a printing type that connects the face with the shoulder of the body.
v.t.
6. to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of.
7. to oppose boldly; defy.
8. to supply with a beard.
[before 900; Middle English berd, Old English beard, c. Old High German bart, Old Frisian berd, Latin barba, Russian borodá]

Beard

(bɪərd)

n.
1. Charles Austin, 1874–1948, and his wife Mary, 1876–1958, U.S. historians.
2. Daniel Carter, 1850–1941, U.S. artist and naturalist: organized the Boy Scouts of America in 1910.

beard


Past participle: bearded
Gerund: bearding

Imperative
beard
beard
Present
I beard
you beard
he/she/it beards
we beard
you beard
they beard
Preterite
I bearded
you bearded
he/she/it bearded
we bearded
you bearded
they bearded
Present Continuous
I am bearding
you are bearding
he/she/it is bearding
we are bearding
you are bearding
they are bearding
Present Perfect
I have bearded
you have bearded
he/she/it has bearded
we have bearded
you have bearded
they have bearded
Past Continuous
I was bearding
you were bearding
he/she/it was bearding
we were bearding
you were bearding
they were bearding
Past Perfect
I had bearded
you had bearded
he/she/it had bearded
we had bearded
you had bearded
they had bearded
Future
I will beard
you will beard
he/she/it will beard
we will beard
you will beard
they will beard
Future Perfect
I will have bearded
you will have bearded
he/she/it will have bearded
we will have bearded
you will have bearded
they will have bearded
Future Continuous
I will be bearding
you will be bearding
he/she/it will be bearding
we will be bearding
you will be bearding
they will be bearding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bearding
you have been bearding
he/she/it has been bearding
we have been bearding
you have been bearding
they have been bearding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bearding
you will have been bearding
he/she/it will have been bearding
we will have been bearding
you will have been bearding
they will have been bearding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bearding
you had been bearding
he/she/it had been bearding
we had been bearding
you had been bearding
they had been bearding
Conditional
I would beard
you would beard
he/she/it would beard
we would beard
you would beard
they would beard
Past Conditional
I would have bearded
you would have bearded
he/she/it would have bearded
we would have bearded
you would have bearded
they would have bearded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beard - the hair growing on the lower part of a man's facebeard - the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
adult male body, man's body - the body of an adult man
facial hair - hair on the face (especially on the face of a man)
fuzz - the first beard of an adolescent boy
imperial, imperial beard - a small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III
beaver - a full beard
moustache, mustache - an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip; "he looked younger after he shaved off his mustache"
goatee - a small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard
stubble - short stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a few days
vandyke beard, vandyke - a short pointed beard (named after the artist Anthony Vandyke)
Attilio, soul patch - a small patch of facial hair just below the lower lip and above the chin
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
2.beard - a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grassesbeard - a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
fuzz, tomentum, hair - filamentous hairlike growth on a plant; "peach fuzz"
awn - slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses
3.beard - a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
4.beard - hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammalsbeard - hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
caprine animal, goat - any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
5.beard - tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surfacebeard - tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
Verb1.beard - go along the rim, like a beard around the chin; "Houses bearded the top of the heights"
rim - run around the rim of; "Sugar rimmed the dessert plate"

beard

noun whiskers, bristles, stubble, goatee, facial hair, five-o'clock shadow Charlie's bushy black beard

beard

verb
To confront boldly and courageously:
Idioms: fly in the face of, snap one's fingers at, stand up to, thumb one's nose at.
Translations
حَسَكُ الُّنْبُلَهلحيةلـِحْيَةلِحْيَهَ
брада
vousvousybradabradkaosiny
skæghår
barbo
habe
parta
brada
szakálltoklász
skegghár, tÿtur, òræîir
barbaappuntamento di copertura
あごひげ
턱수염
barba
barzdabarzdotasakuotai
bārdaakots
barbă
bradaosť
brada
bradaбрада
skägg
เครา
sakalbaşak kılçığıpüskül
борода
râu

beard

[bɪəd]
A. N
1.barba f
to have or wear a beardllevar barba
2. (Bot) → arista f
B. VTdesafiar

beard

[ˈbɪərd] nbarbe f
to have a beard → être barbu (e)
He's got a beard → Il est barbu.
a man with a beard → un barbu
to grow a beard → se laisser pousser la barbe

beard

n
Bart m; (full-face) → Vollbart m; a man with a beardein Mann mit Bart; a two-day or three-day beard (hum)ein Dreitagebart m (inf); a week’s (growth of) beardein eine Woche alter Bart; small pointed beardSpitzbart m
(of goat, bird)Bart m; (of fish also)Barthaare pl; (of grain)Grannen pl
vt (= confront)ansprechen; to beard somebody about somethingjdn auf etw (acc)hin ansprechen; to beard the lion in his den (Brit fig) → sich in die Höhle des Löwen wagen

beard

[bɪəd]
1. nbarba
2. vt to beard the lion in his den (hum) → affrontare il nemico in casa sua

beard

(biəd) noun
1. the hair that grows on the chin. a man's beard; a goat's beard.
2. a group of hair-like tufts on an ear of corn. the beard on barley.
ˈbearded adjective
bearded men.

beard

لـِحْيَة vousy skæg Bart μούσι barba parta barbe brada barba あごひげ 턱수염 baard skjegg broda barba борода skägg เครา sakal râu 胡须

beard

n. barba.

beard

n barba
References in classic literature ?
A moment was allowed for the first thrill to subside, then Hugo, the villain, stalked in with a clanking sword at his side, a slouching hat, black beard, mysterious cloak, and the boots.
HE WAS AN old man with a white beard and huge nose and hands.
I once heard a missionary say it was like the beard of an Arabian sheik.
It's like the choice ointment, From the head to the beard did go; Down Aaron's head, that downward went His garment's skirts unto.
The company, tremulous as the leaves of a tree, when all are shaking together, drew nearer, and perceived that there was an unnatural distortion in the fixedness of Colonel Pyncheon's stare; that there was blood on his ruff, and that his hoary beard was saturated with it.
She saw her father's face, with its bold brow, and reverend white beard that flowed over the old-fashioned Elizabethan ruff; her mother's, too, with the look of heedful and anxious love which it always wore in her remembrance, and which, even since her death, had so often laid the impediment of a gentle remonstrance in her daughter's pathway.
On his long, gaunt body, he carried no spare flesh, no superfluous beard, his chin having a soft, economical nap to it, like the worn nap of his broad-brimmed hat.
Speak, thou vast and venerable head, muttered Ahab, which, though ungarnished with a beard, yet here and there lookest hoary with mosses; speak, mighty head, and tell us the secret thing that is in thee.
The man was tall and gaunt, as haggard as his auditor himself; a thin black beard covered half of his face, and one could see only two black hollows where the eyes were.
A very heavy mat of sandy hair, in a decidedly tousled condition, and a beard of some days' growth, gave the worthy man an appearance, to say the least, not particularly prepossessing.
He's tall, and lazy, and sly, and sneaky, and ruther cowardly, too, but kind of good-natured, and wears long brown hair and no beard, and hasn't got a cent, and Brace boards him for nothing, and gives him his old clothes to wear, and despises him.
To beard a magistrate in his stronghold, and on the Sabbath, too