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Definition of the noun beard

What does beard mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: beards

  1. the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
  2. a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic words: fuzz / hair / tomentum = filamentous hairlike growth on a plant
    • more specific word: awn = slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses
  3. a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
  4. hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: hair = a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures
    • part of: caprine animal / goat = any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
  5. tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of beard: byssus
    • more generic words: fiber / fibre = a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

Alternative definition of the noun beard

noun

  1. Facial hair on the chin, cheeks and jaw.
  2. [LGBT, slang] A woman who accompanies a gay male in order to give the impression that he is heterosexual.

Definition of the verb beard

What does beard mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bearded | bearding | beards

  1. go along the rim, like a beard around the chin
    • example: Houses bearded the top of the heights
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: rim = run around the rim of

Places

  1. Beard a.k.a. Béard is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.
  2. Beard is an unincorporated community in Warren Township, Clinton County, Indiana.
  3. Beard a.k.a. Beard, West Virginia: Beard is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Beard is located on the Greenbrier River 4 miles south-southwest of Hillsboro.

There are other places with in their name, like Morristown-Beard School.

Characters

  1. Beard is a fictional character from 2009 film Taras Bulba.
  2. Beard is a fictional character from the 2009 film Solomon Kane.
  3. Beard a.k.a. «Beard» is a fictional character from the 2010 film Nasha Russia. Destiny eggs.

There are other characters with in their name, like Red Beard, Rick Beard, Black Beard.

Miscellanea

  1. Beard is a slang term describing a person who is used, knowingly or unknowingly, as a date, romantic partner, or spouse either to conceal infidelity or to conceal one's sexual orientation. The American slang term originally referred to anyone who acted on behalf of another, in any transaction, to conceal a person's true identity. The term can be used in heterosexual and homosexual contexts, but with increasing acceptance of gay culture, references to beards are seen in mainstream television and movies as well as other entertainment.
  2. Beard is a website.

Phrases with Beard

Phrases starting with the word Beard:

  1. beard moss
  2. beard worm
  3. Beard Worms
  4. beard lichen

Phrases ending with the word Beard:

  1. Sea Beard
  2. long-beard
  3. crown beard
  4. crown-beard
  5. Goat's beard
  6. Goat's-Beard
  7. hawk's-beard
  8. lion's beard
  9. Thor's Beard
  10. Aaron's Beard
  11. Playoff beard
  12. vandyke beard
  13. imperial beard
  14. jupiter's beard
  15. old man's beard
  16. old-man's-beard

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Beard

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Google previewCountry-side (1906)

A Wildlife Magazine

The goat's beard is a thorough'y hardy herbaceous perennial, and as a native of northern climes it will scarcely...

Google previewThe Naked Man (2009)

A Study of the Male Body by Desmond Morris

Because the beard is a dark, hairy patch out of which a long red tongue can be protruded, it is interpreted as a male...

At times when it is the general custom to display a cleanshaven face, wearing a conspicuous beard is the deliberate act of ...

Google previewIron Deficiency Anemia: (1994)

Recommended Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, and Management Among U.S. Children and Women of Childbearing Age by Committee on the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia Among U.S. Children and Women of Childbearing Age, Institute of Medicine

BEARD is a Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Biobehavioral Health in the College...

Beard is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Today, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and has ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

With them and the Persians the beard is a mark of authority and liberty; and the want of mustachios and beards discriminates slaves and women. Hence, it is said, arises the unfavourable idea which they form on the first fight of an European.

Google previewDreamer's Dictionary (2001)

by Garuda

Beard bear usually represents a controlling, overbearing mother, because the bear stands for the feminine power of nature.V: Seeing a bear: a sign of insecure feelings in interpersonal relationships, sometimes also gossip. Seeing a dead ...

Google previewThe people's dictionary of the Bible [by J.R. Beard]. (1847)

by John Relly Beard

John Relly Beard. day of atonement, from its decided tendency to bring on sleep. BEAK (T. Wr, inclining Wry). — Of the existence of this animal in Palestine there is no longer any doubt. Bears are still found, though they are rare, iu the ...

Google previewA Botanical Dictionary (1805)

Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany by Colin Milne

the awn, sharp beard, or point, issuing from the husk, or scaly flower- cup, of the grasses, called Glum*. VideGniMA. The greatest part of the plants that, belong to the natural order of grasses, are hermaphrodite, that is, bear flowers, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Drama (2015)

by Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig

Work Author: Michael McClure The Beard, a twocharacter oneact play, is a classic example of post–Beat generation sensibility, couching existential themes in an absurdist context (seealso Theatre OF the Absurd). The result is a perverse ...

Google previewA Glossary and Etymological Dictionary (1834)

Of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases, and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature, Comprising Chiefly Those Not to be Found in Our Ordinary Dictionaries; with Historical Notices of Ancient Customs and Manners by William Toone

manner prescribed by the sumptuary laws; on persons of distinction, it was tied above the chin, depending over the breast, and hence it was called a barb, from its resemblance to a beard. In token of mourning, barbed the visage, Wimpled ...

Google previewA glossary and etymological dictionary of obsolete and uncommon words (1834)

by William Toone

manner prescribed by the sumptuary laws ; on persons of distinction, it was tied above the chin, depending over the breast, and hence it was called a barb, from its resemblance to a beard. In token of mourning, barbed the visage, "Wimpled ...

Google previewA Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature (1834)

by William Toone

manner prescribed by the sumptuary laws; on persons of distinction, it was tied above the chin, depending over the breast, and hence it was called a barb, from its resemblance to a beard. In token of mourning, barbed the visage, Wimpled ...

Google previewA Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases, Proverbial Expressions, Obscure Allusions, and of Works which Have Changed Their Significations (1832)

Illustrative of the Works of Our Early Dramatic and Lyric Poets by William Toone

manner prescribed by the sumptuary laws ; on persons of distinction, it was tied above the chin, depending over the breast, and hence it was called a barb, from its resemblance to a beard. In token of mourning, barbed the visage, Wimpled ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Paranoiaca (2013)

by Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf

Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf. out of every three people in the united States is at a higher risk of experiencing [fine-particle-pollution-related] health effects.” The obvious solution: cut back on outdoor exercise. “Your chances of being affected ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature (2001)

Three Volume Set Volume I A-F Volume II G-P Volume III Q-Z by Gordon Williams

describes the woman's pudenda as equally beautiful 'Whether full grown the manly Beard appears, Or Virgin Lips show fewer Hairs than Years'. But 'Ignis ...

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If the scissors are not used daily on the beard, it will not be long before the beard is, by its luxuriant growth, pretending to be the head. (Hakim Jami)
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Scrabble value of B3E1A1R1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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