Definition of "beard" []

  • The hair on a man's chin, cheeks, and throat. (noun)
  • A hairy or hairlike growth such as that on or near the face of certain mammals. (noun)
  • A tuft or group of hairs or bristles on certain plants, such as barley and wheat. (noun)
  • One who serves to divert suspicion or attention from another. (noun)
  • Printing The raised slope on a piece of type between the shoulder or counter and the face. Also called neck. (noun)
  • The hair growing on the lower parts of a man's face (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any similar growth in animals (noun)
  • A tuft of long hairs in plants such as barley and wheat; awn (noun)
  • The gills of an oyster (noun)
  • A barb, as on an arrow or fish-hook (noun)
  • A woman who accompanies a homosexual man to give the impression that he is heterosexual (noun)
  • The part of a piece of type that connects the face with the shoulder (noun)
  • To oppose boldly or impertinently (verb)
  • To pull or grasp the beard of (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "beard" in a sentence
  • "_Whiskin 'beard_, a beard like the whiskers of a cat."
  • "Keimer wore his beard at full length, because somewhere in the Mosaic law it is said, "_Thou shalt not mar the corners of thy beard_.""
  • "The valance is the fringes or drapery hanging round the tester of a bed.] [Footnote II. 55: _Com'st thou to beard me_] To _beard_ anciently meant to set _at defiance_."