beard

noun
\ ˈbird How to pronounce beard (audio) \

Definition of beard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 2)

transitive verb

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Clad in a royal blue hoodie and black framed glasses, Klosterman’s trademark red hair and beard remain intact although flecked with gray now. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 9 Feb. 2022 When officers ran his name, an outstanding bench warrant for a gun charge came up — though not for him, but for a man named Shane Neal Brown, a 49-year-old White man standing 5-foot-11, with brown hair and a white beard, according to the lawsuit. Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2022 In a series of tweets, the Sheriff’s Department described him as 5 feet 8 inches and about 120 pounds, with long, black curly hair and a beard. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Jan. 2022 His hair and beard are grown out, the corners of his hairline receding into two deep V’s. Ben Dandridge-lemco, Rolling Stone, 28 Dec. 2021 The gunman is 6 feet tall, 150 to 160 pounds, with close-crop hair and beard. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 12 Nov. 2021 Kenny, who, with his wavy shoulder length golden hair, and his beard and mustache which were slightly darker but no less luxurious, looked like a Viking, or the soul of Ireland, fell asleep on the floor. Ricky Ian Gordon, SPIN, 27 Apr. 2022 With his white beard and glasses, Queen was an iconic Santa. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2022 After the class, Julie wore their beard to her (Unitarian, virtual) church service on Sunday. Alaina Demopoulos, Allure, 26 Apr. 2022 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 See More

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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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“Beard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beard. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for beard

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

Beard biographical name (1)

\ ˈbird How to pronounce Beard (audio) \

Definition of Beard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Beard

biographical name (2)

Definition of Beard (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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