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Definition of Beard

Beard

  1. The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.
  2. The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.
  3. The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds
  4. The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.
  5. The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.
  6. The gills of some bivalves, as the oyster.
  7. In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies.
  8. Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain.
  9. A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.
  10. That part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.
  11. That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.
  12. An imposition; a trick.
  13. To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.
  14. To oppose to the gills; to set at defiance.
  15. To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.

Beard Quotations

There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard.
Jean Cocteau

I grew my beard out a little bit just to show that, indeed, I am a man.
Johnny Weir

Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don't mind going through a little bush to get there!
Minnie Pearl

Shave off your beard and wear a dress. You would be a great female impersonator.
Simon Cowell

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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Beard Translations

beard in Dutch is baard
beard in Finnish is parta
beard in French is barbe, barbouze
beard in German is Bart, ansprechen, Bart
beard in Italian is barba
beard in Latin is barba
beard in Norwegian is skjegg
beard in Portuguese is barba
beard in Spanish is barba