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beard

[ beerd ]
/ bɪərd /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Origin of beard

First recorded before 900; Middle English berd, Old English beard; cognate with German Bart, Dutch baard, Late Latin Langobardi “Long-beards (name of the Lombards),” Crimean Gothic bars, Latin barba (fromWelsh barf), Lithuanian barzdà, Old Church Slavonic brada, Russian borodá; unattested European Indo-European bHaer-dhā, perhaps akin to barley1

OTHER WORDS FROM beard

beardlike, adjectiveun·beard, verb (used with object)

Other definitions for beard (2 of 2)

Beard
[ beerd ]
/ bɪərd /

noun
Charles Austin, 1874–1948, and his wife Mary, 1876–1958, U.S. historians.
Daniel Carter, 1850–1941, U.S. artist and naturalist: organized the Boy Scouts of America in 1910.
James Andrew, 1903–85, U.S. cooking teacher and food writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for beard

beard
/ (bɪəd) /

noun
verb (tr)
to oppose boldly or impertinently
to pull or grasp the beard of

Derived forms of beard

bearded, adjective

Word Origin for beard

Old English beard; related to Old Norse barth, Old High German bart, Latin barba
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Scientific definitions for beard

beard
[ bîrd ]

A tuft or group of hairs or bristles on certain plants, such as barley and wheat. The individual strands of a beard are attached to a sepal or petal.
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