beaver(redirected from beavering)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
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c. A top hat originally made of the underfur of a beaver.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.
a. Vulgar Slang The female genitals.
b. Offensive Slang A woman or girl.
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.
bea·ver 2or be·vor (bē′vər)
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.]
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.
(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]
(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]
a member of a Beaver Colony, the youngest group of boys (aged 6–8 years) in the Scout Association
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.
4. top hat.
5. Informal. an exceptionally active or hardworking person.
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]
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)]
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.
Past participle: beavered
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||beaver - the soft brown fur of the beaver|
|2.||Beaver - a native or resident of Oregon |
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
|3.||beaver - a full beard|
|4.||beaver - 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 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 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
|Verb||1.||beaver - 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 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.
con hải ly
1. an animal with strong front teeth, noted for its skill in damming streams. bewer قندُس бобър castor bobr der Biber bæver κάστοραςcastor kobras سگ آبی majava castorבונה ऊदबिलाव dabar hód berang-berang bifur castoro ビーバー 비버 bebras bebrs memerang beverbeverbóbr د اوبو سپى castor castor бобр bobor bober dabar bäver สัตว์ครึ่งบกครึ่งน้ำคล้ายนาก kunduz 河狸，海狸 бобер اود بلاؤ ، سنجاب con hải ly 河狸，海狸
2. its fur. bewerpels فَرْو القُنْدُس бобърска кожа pele de castor bobří kožešina der Biberpelz bæverskind δέρμα κάστορα, καστόρι piel de castor kopranahk خز سگ آبی majavannahka castor פַּרווָת הַבּוֹנֶה ऊदबिलाव के बाल dabrovina hódprém kulit berang-berang bifurskinn pelliccia di castoro ビーバーの毛皮 비버의 모피 bebro kailis bebrāda bulu memerang bever beverskinn futro bobra د اوبود سپى پوست pele de castor blană de castor бобёр bobria kožušina bobrovina dabrovina bäverskinn ขนบีเวอร์ kunduz derisi 狸皮 боброве хутро اسک کھال lông hải ly 狸毛皮