beard

noun
\ ˈbird How to pronounce beard (audio) \

Definition of beard

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : the hair that grows on a man's face often excluding the mustache
2 : a hairy or bristly appendage or tuft

beard

verb
bearded; bearding; beards

Definition of beard (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to confront and oppose with boldness, resolution, and often effrontery : defy
2 : to furnish with a beard

Beard

biographical name (1)
\ ˈbird How to pronounce Beard (audio) \

Definition of Beard (Entry 3 of 4)

Charles Austin 1874–1948 and his wife Mary 1876–1958 née Ritter American historians

Beard

biographical name (2)

Definition of Beard (Entry 4 of 4)

Daniel Carter 1850–1941 Uncle Dan American painter, illustrator, and organizer of Boy Scouts in U.S.

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Other Words from beard

Noun

beardless \ ˈbird-​ləs How to pronounce Beard (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for beard

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of beard in a Sentence

Noun He grew a beard and mustache. the beard of a goat Verb a man of integrity who was never afraid to beard the lion in his den
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Hot-glue the beard to the inside of the front of the hat. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Sep. 2021 Before the video cut them off, his wife had commented on how haggard Mohammad looked — with his unkempt hair and shaggy gray beard. William Wan, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Aug. 2021 Along with clothing, cologne, beard-care products, and more, Bridge + Root is the only retailer in the United States that carries Tens sunglasses, which are designed in Scotland, developed in France, and inspired by photographers. al, 19 Aug. 2021 Kelce showed up to practice on Monday with a clean-shaven look — a different look from his grizzly beard appearance people are accustomed to. oregonlive, 17 Aug. 2021 Advice for Jumbo: Hack off the beard before training camp. BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2021 Today, Terry's beard is back and the oxygen machine is gone. Rosa Flores And John Couwels, CNN, 10 Aug. 2021 Dusty Hill, a member of the pure power trio ZZ Top and international beard icon, has died at the age of 72. Devon Ivie, Vulture, 28 July 2021 The shooter was described as a 5-foot-7-inch Black man with a medium build and full beard. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Everything from high-tech headphones to beard management kits are available at major discounts during this promotion. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 Everything from high-tech headphones to beard management kits are available at major discounts during this promotion. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 Everything from high-tech headphones to beard management kits are available at major discounts during this promotion. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 Everything from high-tech headphones to beard management kits are available at major discounts during this promotion. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 Everything from high-tech headphones to beard management kits are available at major discounts during this promotion. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 Everything from high-tech headphones to beard management kits are available at major discounts during this promotion. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 Everything from high-tech headphones to beard management kits are available at major discounts during this promotion. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 Everything from high-tech headphones to beard management kits are available at major discounts during this promotion. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021

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First Known Use of beard

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for beard

Noun

Middle English berd, from Old English beard; akin to Old High German bart beard, Latin barba

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The first known use of beard was before the 12th century

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“Beard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beard. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for beard

beard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of beard

: the hair that grows on a man's cheeks and chin
: the long hair that grows on the chin of some animals

beard

noun
\ ˈbird How to pronounce beard (audio) \

Kids Definition of beard

1 : the hair that grows on a man's face often not including the mustache
2 : a hairy growth or tuft (as on the chin of a goat)

Other Words from beard

bearded adjective a bearded man

beard

noun
\ ˈbi(ə)rd How to pronounce beard (audio) \

Medical Definition of beard

: the hair that grows on a man's face often excluding the mustache

Other Words from beard

bearded \ -​əd How to pronounce beard (audio) \ adjective

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