Crossword clues for beard
- 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
- The hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
- A tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
- Baden-Powell's U.S. follower
- Confront boldly
- Element of disguise
- Whiskers or founder of B.S.A.
- A founder of the B.S.A.
- Confront in defiance
- What a razor razes
- This could grow on you, Mr.
- What a razor may raze
- Boy Scout pioneer
- Face up to
- James ___, gourmet chef
- Chin cover
- Boy Scouts of America founder
- Goat feature
- Vandyke, e.g.
- Garfield feature
- Imperial, e.g.
- See 32-Down
- Brush, so to speak
- Feature of five U.S. Presidents
- Lincoln had one
- Benjamin Harrison was the last President to have one
- Boldly oppose
- Santa Claus feature
- Part of some disguises
- Amish growth
- Simple disguise
- Goatee, for one
- Abraham Lincoln feature
- Feature of most paintings of Jesus
- Feature of Dumbledore or Merlin
- Lengthening shadow?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Beard \Beard\ (b[=e]rd), n. [OE. berd, AS. beard; akin to Fries. berd, D. baard, G. bart, Lith. barzda, OSlav. brada, Pol. broda, Russ. boroda, L. barba, W. barf. Cf. 1st Barb.]
The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.
The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.
The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds
The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.
The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.
The gills of some bivalves, as the oyster.
In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies.
(Bot.) Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain.
A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.
That part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.
(Print.) That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.
An imposition; a trick. [Obs.]
Beard grass (Bot.), a coarse, perennial grass of different species of the genus Andropogon.
To one's beard, to one's face; in open defiance.
Beard \Beard\ (b[=e]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bearded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bearding.]
To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.
To oppose to the face; to set at defiance.
No admiral, bearded by these corrupt and dissolute minions of the palace, dared to do more than mutter something about a court martial.
To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English beard "beard," from West Germanic *barthaz (cognates: Old Frisian berd, Middle Dutch baert, Old High German bart, German bart), seemingly from PIE *bhardh-a- "beard" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic brada, Lithuanian barzda, and perhaps Latin barba "beard").\n\nThe Greek and Roman Churches have long disputed about the beard. While the Romanists have at different times practised shaving, the Greeks, on the contrary, have strenuously defended the cause of long beards. Leo III. (795 AD) was the first shaved Pope. Pope Gregory IV., after the lapse of only 30 years, fulminated a Bull against bearded priests. In the 12th century the prescription of the beard was extended to the laity. Pope Honorius III. to disguise his disfigured lip, allowed his beard to grow. Henry I. of England was so much moved by a sermon directed against his beard that he resigned it to the barber. Frederick Barbarossa is said to have been equally tractable.
[Tom Robinson, M.D., "Beards," "St. James's Magazine," 1881]\nPubic hair sense is from 1600s (but neþir berd "pubic hair" is from late 14c.); in the 1811 "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," the phrase beard-splitter is defined as, "A man much given to wenching" (see beaver).\n
c.1300, "to grow or have a beard," from beard (n.). The sense of "confront boldly and directly" is from Middle English phrases such as rennen in berd "oppose openly" (c.1200), reproven in the berd "to rebuke directly and personally" (c.1400), on the same notion as modern slang get in (someone's) face. Related: Bearded; bearding.
n. (surname: from=nicknames)
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]
v. go along the rim, like a beard around the chin; "Houses bearded the top of the heights"
Béard is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.
Beard is a slang term describing a person who is used, knowingly or unknowingly, as a date, romantic partner (boyfriend or girlfriend), 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 is especially used within LGBT culture. References to beards are seen in mainstream television and films, and other entertainment.
A beard is hair that dangles from the lower jaw of mammals
Beard may also refer to:
Beard is an English surname of Anglo-Saxon and Old French origin, first recorded in the Domesday Book.
Notable people with the surname include:
- Adrien Beard, American voice actor
- Al Beard, former American basketball player
- Alana Beard, American basketball player
- Amanda Beard, American Olympic swimmer and model
- Andrew Jackson Beard, American inventor
- Annette Beard, American R&B singer, original member of Martha and the Vandellas
- Bert Beard, Australian rules footballer
- Bertram Beard, English cricketer
- Butch Beard, American basketball player and coach
- Charles A. Beard, influential American historian
- Clarke Beard, American athlete
- Colin Beard, former Australian rules footballer
- Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Sons of Daniel Boone
- David Beard, Australian volleyball player
- DeLawrence Beard, American judge
- Don Beard, New Zealand cricketer
- Dympna Beard, Australian politician
- Ed Beard, saloon keeper in the American Old West
- Ed Beard (football player), American football player
- Edward Beard, U.S. congressman from Rhode Island
- Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle in the 1980's
- Emma Beard, British singer
- Frank Beard (golfer), American golfer
- Frank Beard (musician), drummer in the American rock band ZZ Top
- Gary Beard, American politician
- George Miller Beard, American neurologist who coined the term "neurasthenia"
- Gordon Beard, Canadian politician
- Graeme Beard, former Australian cricketer
- Hazel Beard, American politician
- Henry Beard, founder of the American humor magazine National Lampoon
- James Beard, American chef and food writer
- Jim Beard, American jazz pianist
- John Beard (disambiguation), several people
- Kevin Beard, American football player
- Malcolm Beard, former English footballer
- Mark Beard (disambiguation), several people
- Mary Beard (disambiguation), several people
- Mathew Beard, African-American centenarian, first man to live to 112, 113 and 114
- Matthew Beard (disambiguation), several people
- Nigel Beard, British politician
- Paul Beard (spiritualist), British president of the College of Psychic Studies
- Paul Beard (violinist), English violinist, leader of the London Philharmonic and BBC Symphony orchestras
- Percy Beard, American track and field athlete
- Peter Hill Beard, American photographer
- Philip Beard, American novelist
- Ralph Beard, former American basketball player
- Ralph Beard (baseball), American Major League Baseball player
- Richard Beard (photographer), English photographer
- Robin Beard, U. S. congressman from Tennessee
- Santonio Beard, American football player
- Stephanie Beard, Canadian actress
- Tanoka Beard, American basketball player
- Trevor Beard, British-Australian medical doctor
- William Holbrook Beard, American painter
Usage examples of "beard".
He was very pale, and his eyes seemed bulging out as, half in terror and half in amazement, he gazed at a tall, thin man, with a beaky nose and black moustache and pointed beard, who was also observing the pretty girl.
Then she saw the white dot appear, a dot that expanded most amazingly until she realized that it was a face rushing toward her, a face with no body, turning and turning, its long white hair and beard floating around it.
They grow beards and long hair, and, since they have one of the best available sources of dope and any kind of weapons, they easily become influential within Anarchist circles.
Such terrors would disgrace a cook-maid, or a toothless aunt--when they fall from the lips of bearded and senatorial men, they are nauseous, antiperistaltic, and emetical.
The antlered deity tilted his bearded head to one side, studying his guest.
I recognized the little scholar with the shaggy gray beard, crocheted white cap, and drab shirt and pants who had come into the archive that morning.
He was still attired in silks and satins of the gaudiest hues, still carefully trimmed as to hair and beard, still redolent of perfumes.
Fayr Ballat, was a man of middle age, blond and bearded, tall and loose-limbed.
Lewis, Privates Batts, Bean, Beard, Biggs, and Floyd, fall in with canteens to fetch water.
Sharp, piercing eyes appeared from beneath, beastlike men with bushy, unkempt beards stood straight up out of the snow, raising their cloaks over their heads and shoulders and shaking the powder off, stamping their feet to bring feeling back to their frozen members, blowing puffs of vapor on their hands and rubbing their dry, cracked palms together.
American poet with a beard and tufted eyebrows: Gerald, a professional beatnik from the western United States.
A red beard streaked with darker red frothed between the two blacknesses, and a set of beautiless features, beaklike nose, small cold eyes of a yellowish, weaselish tinge.
As Bernard came in, this gentleman turned and exhibited the ambrosial beard, the symmetrical shape, the monocular appendage, of Captain Lovelock.
Wearing a silver wig but topless and muscular and sporting a Vandyke beard so bright Bonny sees purple-afterimage trails when he shakes his head.
There, too, were a number of the lords, each with a band of brilliantly attired attendants, and prominent among them was Nasta, stroking his black beard meditatively and looking unusually pleasant.