beard·​ed | \ ˈbir-dəd How to pronounce bearded (audio) \

Definition of bearded

: having a beard a bearded man

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Other Words from bearded

beardedness noun

Examples of bearded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bearded, chain-smoking Mehta spoke carefully and chose wisely, helping Knopf thrive even as the industry faced the jarring changes of corporate consolidation, the demise of thousands of independent stores and the rise of e-books. Hillel Italie, USA TODAY, "Sonny Mehta, visionary head of Alfred A. Knopf, dies at 77," 31 Dec. 2019 Suddenly, a bearded silhouette with a pair of walking sticks and a dog at his heels zips past. Andrea Frazzetta, National Geographic, "What it’s like to live in the shadow of an active volcano," 29 Dec. 2019 The bearded former Chicago Bears coach led his team to one of the biggest upsets in NCAA history when Illinois, a 31-point underdog, defeated Wisconsin on Oct. 19, 24-23, short-circuiting the Badgers’ hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The 19 Wisconsin sports athletes who defined 2019 (and 10 villains)," 24 Dec. 2019 The sight of two bearded Colts right next to each other? — the reaction was insane. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, "Thumbs up, thumbs down: Big-play Colts defense bounces back against Carolina," 23 Dec. 2019 With its Provençal clay crèche village figures (santons), and Scandinavian bearded gnomes (tomte), the market embraces the Mediterranean and the Nordic too. The Economist, "France’s complicated relationship with Christmas," 18 Dec. 2019 Resembling a rugged lumberjack, the brawny and bearded 6-foot-2-inch, 260-pound Simon smiled slightly when alerted to Mayo’s reaction., "John Harbaugh, Simon’s coach in Baltimore, called Simon a player he respected and “personally loved. Harbaugh and Colts general manager," 2 Dec. 2019 Several hundred idealistic young people, hungry for spiritual direction, flocked to the guidance of the long-haired, bearded preacher who wore a white robe and had mesmerizing green eyes. David Owens,, "Brother Julius follower pleads no contest in killing, dismemberment of cult’s ‘chief apostle’," 21 Nov. 2019 Dan Bale played the authentically bearded Santa Claus at the mall for seven years, posing for pictures with kids. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "New Carrs store at Anchorage mall part of revival valued at over $30 million," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of bearded

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bearded was circa 1530

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9 Jan 2020

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“Bearded.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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