Associations to the word «Beard»

Pictures for the word «Beard»


BEARD, noun. Facial hair on the chin, cheeks and jaw.
BEARD, noun. The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds.
BEARD, noun. The appendages to the jaw in some cetaceans, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.
BEARD, noun. The byssus of certain shellfish.
BEARD, noun. The gills of some bivalves, such as the oyster.
BEARD, noun. In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies.
BEARD, noun. (botany) Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn.
BEARD, noun. A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.
BEARD, noun. That part of the underside of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.
BEARD, noun. (printing) (dated) That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.
BEARD, noun. (LGBT) (slang) A woman who accompanies a gay male in order to give the impression that he is heterosexual.
BEARD, verb. (obsolete) To grow hair on the chin and jaw.
BEARD, verb. To boldly and bravely oppose or confront, often to the chagrin of the one being bearded.
BEARD, verb. (transitive) To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.
BEARD, verb. (transitive) To deprive (an oyster or similar shellfish) of the gills.
BEARD, proper noun. A surname​.
BEARD MOSS, noun. Any of several lichens of the genus Usnea, that generally grow hanging from tree branches, resembling grey or greenish hair.
BEARD THE LION IN HIS DEN, verb. (idiomatic) To confront an adversary in his or her own environment

Dictionary definition

BEARD, noun. The hair growing on the lower part of a man's face.
BEARD, noun. A tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses.
BEARD, noun. A person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality).
BEARD, noun. Hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals.
BEARD, noun. Tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface.
BEARD, verb. Go along the rim, like a beard around the chin; "Houses bearded the top of the heights".

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