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beard

noun \ ˈbird \

Definition of beard

1 :the hair that grows on a man's face often excluding the mustache
2 :a hairy or bristly appendage or tuft
3 :front 7a

bearded

play \ˈbir-dəd\ adjective

beardedness

noun

beardless

play \ˈbird-ləs\ adjective

Examples of beard in a Sentence

  1. He grew a beard and mustache.

  2. the beard of a goat

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Origin and Etymology of beard

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


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beard

verb

Definition of beard

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

Examples of beard in a Sentence

  1. a man of integrity who was never afraid to beard the lion in his den

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First Known Use of beard

15th century


Beard

biographical name \ ˈbird \

Definition of Beard

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

Beard

biographical name

Definition of Beard

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

BEARD Defined for English Language Learners

beard

noun

Definition of beard for English Language Learners

  • : the hair that grows on a man's cheeks and chin

  • : the long hair that grows on the chin of some animals


BEARD Defined for Kids

beard

noun \ ˈbird \

Definition of beard for Students

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)

bearded

adjective
  • a bearded man

Medical Dictionary

beard

noun \ ˈbi(ə)rd \

medical Definition of beard

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

bearded

play \-əd\ adjective


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