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bea·ver 1

 (bē′vər)
n.
1.
a. Either of two large semiaquatic rodents, Castor canadensis of North America or C. fiber of Eurasia, having thick brown fur, webbed hind feet, a broad flat tail, and sharp incisors used for gnawing bark and felling trees, with which they construct dams and underwater lodges.
b. The fur of a beaver.
c. A top hat originally made of the underfur of a beaver.
2. A napped wool fabric, similar to felt, used for outer garments.
3.
a. Vulgar Slang The female genitals.
b. Offensive Slang A woman or girl.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a beaver or beavers: beaver fur; a beaver hat.
2. Constructed by beavers: beaver dams.
intr.v. bea·vered, bea·ver·ing, bea·vers
To work diligently and energetically.

[Middle English bever, from Old English beofor; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

bea·ver 2

or be·vor  (bē′vər)
n.
1. A piece of armor attached to a helmet or breastplate to protect the throat or lower face.
2. The visor on a helmet.

[Middle English bavier, from Old French baviere, child's bib, beaver, from bave, saliva.]

beaver

(ˈbiːvə)
n
1. (Animals) a large amphibious rodent, Castor fiber, of Europe, Asia, and North America: family Castoridae. It has soft brown fur, a broad flat hairless tail, and webbed hind feet, and constructs complex dams and houses (lodges) in rivers
2. (Textiles) the fur of this animal
3. (Animals) mountain beaver a burrowing rodent, Aplodontia rufa, of W North America: family Aplodontidae
4. (Clothing & Fashion) a tall hat of beaver fur or a fabric resembling it, worn, esp by men, during the 19th century
5. (Textiles) a woollen napped cloth resembling beaver fur, formerly much used for overcoats, etc
6. (Colours) a greyish- or yellowish-brown colour
7. obsolete a full beard
8. a bearded man
9. (modifier) having the colour of beaver or made of beaver fur or some similar material: a beaver lamb coat; a beaver stole.
vb
(usually foll by: away) to work industriously or steadily
[Old English beofor; compare Old Norse biōrr, Old High German bibar, Latin fiber, Sanskrit babhrú red-brown]

beaver

(ˈbiːvə)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a movable piece on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower part of the face
[C15: from Old French baviere, from baver to dribble]

Beaver

(ˈbiːvə)
n
a member of a Beaver Colony, the youngest group of boys (aged 6–8 years) in the Scout Association

bea•ver1

(ˈbi vər)

n., pl. -vers, (esp. collectively) -ver for 1.
1. a large amphibious rodent of the genus Castor, having sharp incisors, webbed hind feet, and a flattened tail, noted for its ability to dam streams with trees, branches, etc.
2. the fur of this animal.
3. a hat made of beaver fur or an imitation of it.
5. Informal. an exceptionally active or hardworking person.
6.
a. a thickly napped cotton cloth used chiefly for work clothes.
b. (formerly) a thickly napped woolen cloth made to resemble beaver fur.
[before 1000; Middle English bever, Old English be(o)for, c. Old High German bibar, Old Norse bjōrr, Lithuanian bebrùs, Latin fiber]

bea•ver2

(ˈbi vər)

n.
1. plate armor covering the lower part of the face and the throat.
2. a visor for a helmet.
[1400–50; alter. of late Middle English bavier, bavour < Middle French baviere (Old French: bib)]

bea·ver

(bē′vər)
A large aquatic rodent having thick brown fur, webbed hind feet, and a broad flat tail. Beavers feed on bark and twigs. They have sharp front teeth adapted for gnawing and cutting down trees, which they use in constructing dams and lodges with underwater exits.

beaver


Past participle: beavered
Gerund: beavering

Imperative
beaver
beaver
Present
I beaver
you beaver
he/she/it beavers
we beaver
you beaver
they beaver
Preterite
I beavered
you beavered
he/she/it beavered
we beavered
you beavered
they beavered
Present Continuous
I am beavering
you are beavering
he/she/it is beavering
we are beavering
you are beavering
they are beavering
Present Perfect
I have beavered
you have beavered
he/she/it has beavered
we have beavered
you have beavered
they have beavered
Past Continuous
I was beavering
you were beavering
he/she/it was beavering
we were beavering
you were beavering
they were beavering
Past Perfect
I had beavered
you had beavered
he/she/it had beavered
we had beavered
you had beavered
they had beavered
Future
I will beaver
you will beaver
he/she/it will beaver
we will beaver
you will beaver
they will beaver
Future Perfect
I will have beavered
you will have beavered
he/she/it will have beavered
we will have beavered
you will have beavered
they will have beavered
Future Continuous
I will be beavering
you will be beavering
he/she/it will be beavering
we will be beavering
you will be beavering
they will be beavering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beavering
you have been beavering
he/she/it has been beavering
we have been beavering
you have been beavering
they have been beavering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beavering
you will have been beavering
he/she/it will have been beavering
we will have been beavering
you will have been beavering
they will have been beavering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beavering
you had been beavering
he/she/it had been beavering
we had been beavering
you had been beavering
they had been beavering
Conditional
I would beaver
you would beaver
he/she/it would beaver
we would beaver
you would beaver
they would beaver
Past Conditional
I would have beavered
you would have beavered
he/she/it would have beavered
we would have beavered
you would have beavered
they would have beavered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beaver - the soft brown fur of the beaverbeaver - the soft brown fur of the beaver  
fur, pelt - the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
2.beaver - a native or resident of OregonBeaver - a native or resident of Oregon  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
3.beaver - a full beardbeaver - a full beard        
beard, face fungus, whiskers - the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
4.beaver - a man's hat with a tall crownbeaver - a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
man's clothing - clothing that is designed for men to wear
5.beaver - a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower facebeaver - a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
helmet - a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows
6.beaver - a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)
fur hat - a hat made of fur
7.beaver - large semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tailbeaver - large semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail; construct complex dams and underwater lodges
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
genus Castor, Castor - type genus of the Castoridae: beavers
Castor fiber, Old World beaver - a European variety of beaver
Castor canadensis, New World beaver - a variety of beaver found in almost all areas of North America except Florida
Verb1.beaver - work hard on somethingbeaver - work hard on something    
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

beaver

verb
beaver away work, sweat, slave, persist, graft (informal), toil, slog (away), persevere, plug away (informal), drudge, hammer away, peg away, exert yourself, break your back, keep your nose to the grindstone They are beavering away to get everything ready for us.
Related words
habitation lodge
Translations
فَرْو القُنْدُسقُنْدُسقندُس
бобър
bobrbobří kožešina
bæverbæverskind
majava
dabar
hódhódprém
bifurbifurskinn
ビーバー
비버
bebrasbebro kailis
bebrādabebrs
castor
boborbobria kožušina
bober
bäver
สัตว์ครึ่งบกครึ่งน้ำคล้ายนาก
kunduzkunduz derisikastor
бобер
con hải ly

beaver

[ˈbiːvəʳ] N
1.castor m
2. (esp US) → coño m
beaver away VI + ADVtrabajar con empeño

beaver

[ˈbiːvər] n (= animal) → castor m
beaver away
vi (= work hard) → travailler d'arrache-pied
to beaver away to get sth done → travailler d'arrache-pied pour finir qch
to beaver away at sth → travailler d'arrache-pied à qch

beaver

1
n
Biber m; to work like a beaverwie ein Wilder/eine Wilde arbeiten ? eager beaver
(= fur)Biber(pelz) m
(= hat)Biber- or Kastorhut m

beaver

2
n (of helmet)Kinnreff nt

beaver

[ˈbiːvəʳ] ncastoro
beaver away vi + advlavorare di buona lena

beaver

(ˈbiːvə) noun
1. an animal with strong front teeth, noted for its skill in damming streams.
2. its fur.

beaver

قُنْدُس bobr bæver Biber κάστορας castor majava castor dabar castoro ビーバー 비버 bever bever bóbr castor бобр bäver สัตว์ครึ่งบกครึ่งน้ำคล้ายนาก kunduz con hải ly 海狸
References in classic literature ?
One, and she was the more juvenile in her appearance, though both were young, permitted glimpses of her dazzling complexion, fair golden hair, and bright blue eyes, to be caught, as she artlessly suffered the morning air to blow aside the green veil which descended low from her beaver.
Old Uncle Venner was just coming out of his door, with a wood-horse and saw on his shoulder; and, trudging along the street, he scrupled not to keep company with Phoebe, so far as their paths lay together; nor, in spite of his patched coat and rusty beaver, and the curious fashion of his tow-cloth trousers, could she find it in her heart to outwalk him.
He now took off his hat --a new beaver hat --when I came nigh singing out with fresh surprise.
In fact, everybody in the room bore on his head this characteristic emblem of man's sovereignty; whether it were felt hat, palm-leaf, greasy beaver, or fine new chapeau, there it reposed with true republican independence.
Merlin was there, enchanting away like a beaver, but not raising the moisture.
Why, before, he looked like the orneriest old rip that ever was; but now, when he'd take off his new white beaver and make a bow and do a smile, he looked that grand and good and pious that you'd say he had walked right out of the ark, and maybe was old Leviticus himself.
You remember the beaver which a naturalist tells us "busied himself as earnestly in constructing a dam in a room up three pair of stairs in London as if he had been laying his foundation in a lake in Upper Canada.
fine girls of sixteen and seventeen) had grey beaver hats, then in fashion, shaded with ostrich plumes, and from under the brim of this graceful head-dress fell a profusion of light tresses, elaborately curled; the elder lady was enveloped in a costly velvet shawl, trimmed with ermine, and she wore a false front of French curls.
The mistress visited her often in the interval, and commenced her plan of reform by trying to raise her self-respect with fine clothes and flattery, which she took readily; so that, instead of a wild, hatless little savage jumping into the house, and rushing to squeeze us all breathless, there 'lighted from a handsome black pony a very dignified person, with brown ringlets falling from the cover of a feathered beaver, and a long cloth habit, which she was obliged to hold up with both hands that she might sail in.
We walked to town, my sister leading the way in a very large beaver bonnet, and carrying a basket like the Great Seal of England in plaited straw, a pair of pattens, a spare shawl, and an umbrella, though it was a fine bright day.
Without alighting from his horse, the conqueror called for a bowl of wine, and opening the beaver, or lower part of his helmet, announced that he quaffed it, ``To all true English hearts, and to the confusion of foreign tyrants.
He was a large, thick-set man, a reminder of Benjamin Franklin, with clean-shaven face, long hair curling at the ends, frock coat, high collar, and beaver hat.