Beard - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪrd|  American pronunciation of the word beard
Brit.  |bɪəd|  British pronunciation of the word beard

noun

- the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face (syn: whiskers)
- a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
- a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
- hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
- tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface (syn: byssus)

verb

- go along the rim, like a beard around the chin

Examples

He grew a beard and mustache.

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

Houses bearded the top of the heights

He had a long, white beard.

...used cotton floss to simulate Santa's beard...

He had thinning hair and a grizzled beard.

He sprouted a beard since the last time I saw him.

...went to the barber to get his hair cut and his beard trimmed...

His beard was white with eld.

It was obvious that he was about to grow a beard.

A long beard does not make a philosopher.

He stroked his long beard

a black beard with flecks of gray

Somehow I can't imagine him without a beard.

She seems to have gone off Mark since he's grown a beard.

Word forms

noun
singular: beard
plural: beards
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