beard

[ beerd ]
/ bɪərd /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of beard

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 (> Welsh barf), Lithuanian barzdà, OCS brada, Russian borodá; European Indo-European *bHaer-dhā, perhaps akin to barley1
Related formsbeard·like, adjectiveun·beard, verb (used with object)

Definition 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 Formsbearded, adjective

Word Origin for beard

Old English beard; related to Old Norse barth, Old High German bart, Latin barba
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Science 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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