beard NOUN 1) a growth of hair on the chin and lower cheeks of a man's face. 2) a tuft of hairs or bristles on certain animals or plants.
VERB boldly confront or challenge (someone formidable).
DERIVATIVES bearded adjective beardless adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • Bearded — Beard ed, a. Having a beard. Bearded fellow. Shak. Bearded grain. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Bearded vulture}, {Bearded eagle}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Lammergeir}. {Bearded tortoise}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Matamata}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bearded — bearded; un·bearded; …   English syllables

  • bearded — [adj] having facial hair barbate, beardy, bewhiskered, bristly, bushy, goateed, hairy, hirsute, shaggy, stubbled, stubbly, unshaven, whiskered; concepts 406,485 Ant. unbearded, unhirsute …   New thesaurus

  • Bearded — Beard Beard (b[=e]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bearded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearding}.] 1. To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt. [1913 Webster] 2. To oppose to the face; to set at defiance. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bearded — [[t]bɪ͟ə(r)dɪd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A bearded man has a beard. ...a bearded 40 year old sociology professor …   English dictionary

  • bearded — adj. Bearded is used with these nouns: ↑chin, ↑face, ↑man …   Collocations dictionary

  • bearded — beard|ed [ bırdəd ] adjective usually before noun a bearded man has a beard …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bearded — adjective bearded men Syn: unshaven, whiskered, whiskery, bewhiskered; stubbly, bristly Ant: clean shaven …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bearded — UK [ˈbɪə(r)dɪd] / US [ˈbɪrdəd] adjective [usually before noun] a bearded man has a beard …   English dictionary

  • bearded — adjective 1. having hair on the cheeks and chin (Freq. 10) • Syn: ↑barbate, ↑bewhiskered, ↑whiskered, ↑whiskery • Similar to: ↑unshaven, ↑unshaved …   Useful english dictionary

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