Beaver - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbiːvər|  American pronunciation of the word beaver
Brit.  |ˈbiːvə|  British pronunciation of the word beaver

noun

- the soft brown fur of the beaver
- a native or resident of Oregon (syn: oregonian)
- a full beard
- a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur (syn: stovepipe, topper)
- a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face
- a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material) (syn: castor)
- large semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail; construct complex dams and underwater lodges

verb

- work hard on something

Examples

Why should the Author suppress this anecdote now that his beaver is up?

The beaver makes its hole, the bee makes its cell.

Given his building behaviour, we christened him "The Beaver."

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: beaver
he/she/it: beavers
present participle: beavering
past tense: beavered
past participle: beavered
noun
singular: beaver
plural: beavers
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