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beaver

noun bea·ver \ ˈbē-vər \

Definition of beaver

plural beavers
1 or plural beaver
a :either of two large semiaquatic herbivorous rodents comprising a family (Castoridae including Castor canadensis of North America and C. fiber of Eurasia), having webbed hind feet and a broad flat scaly tail, and constructing dams and partially submerged lodges
b :the fur or pelt of the beaver
2 a :a hat made of beaver fur or a fabric imitation
3 :a heavy fabric of felted wool or of cotton napped on both sides
4 usually vulgar :the pudenda of a woman

Origin and Etymology of beaver

Middle English bever, from Old English beofor; akin to Old High German bibar beaver, and probably to Old English brūn brown — more at brown


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beaver

noun

Definition of beaver

1 :a piece of armor protecting the lower part of the face
2 :a helmet visor

Illustration of beaver

Origin and Etymology of beaver

Middle English baviere, from Middle French


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beaver

verb

Definition of beaver

intransitive verb
:to work energetically
  • beavering away at the problem

Beaver

geographical name Bea·ver \ ˈbē-vər \

Definition of Beaver

1 river 280 miles (451 kilometers) long in northwestern Oklahoma forming the upper course of the North Canadian River
2 river 305 miles (491 kilometers) long Canada in Alberta and Saskatchewan flowing east into the Churchill River


BEAVER Defined for Kids

beaver

noun bea·ver \ ˈbē-vər \

Definition of beaver for Students

:an animal that has thick brown fur, webbed hind feet, and a broad flat tail, that cuts down trees with its teeth, and that builds dams and houses of sticks and mud in water


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