- beard worm,
- beard, charles austin,
- beard, daniel carter,
- beard, james,
- bearded collie,
- bearded darnel,
- bearded dragon,
- bearded seal,
- bearded tit
Origin of bearded
- the sloping part of a type that connects the face with the shoulder of the body.
- British.the space on a type between the bottom of the face of an x-high character and the edge of the body, comprising both beard and shoulder.
- the cross stroke on the stem of a capital G.
verb (used with object)
Origin of beard
Examples from the Web for bearded
The Toyotas were packed with what appeared to be bearded Western Special Operations Forces.Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq?|Ford Sypher|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The actor who plays Bassam—bearded, blue-eyed Englishman Adam Rayner—does what he can with the material, but it's not much.Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East|Andrew Romano|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And she has introduced them to the raven himself, who now appears to be a bearded old man.
Is he a bearded Mongolian warrior on horseback, decked out in lustrous jade and gold armor?‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken|Marlow Stern|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bearded Prince Harry was unable to attend as he has not yet got back to the UK from his South Pole charity expedition.David Linley Roars Up To Queen's Party in Miniscule Fiat 500|Tom Sykes|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Note the lady's hoop skirt and the bearded officer to whom she is speaking.The Greatest Highway in the World|Anonymous
She rose to meet her guest, scarcely recognizing Archer Trevlyn in the bronzed, bearded man before her.The Fatal Glove|Clara Augusta Jones Trask
The mollah looked at me, and I at him; and, perhaps, two bearded men never looked more like raw fools than we did at that moment.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan|James Morier
The bearded lady had very, very masculine features, but honi soit qui mal y pense.A Frenchman in America|Max O'Rell
The figure raised a thin, bearded face, and spoke in a weak voice. 'Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
Word Origin for beard
c.1300, "to grow or have a beard," from beard (n.). The sense of "confront boldly and directly" is from Middle English phrases such as rennen in berd "oppose openly" (c.1200), reproven in the berd "to rebuke directly and personally" (c.1400), on the same notion as modern slang get in (someone's) face. Related: Bearded; bearding.
Old English beard "beard," from West Germanic *barthaz (cf. Old Frisian berd, Middle Dutch baert, Old High German bart, German bart), seemingly from PIE *bhardh-a- "beard" (cf. Old Church Slavonic brada, Lithuanian barzda, and perhaps Latin barba "beard").
The Greek and Roman Churches have long disputed about the beard. While the Romanists have at different times practised shaving, the Greeks, on the contrary, have strenuously defended the cause of long beards. Leo III. (795 AD) was the first shaved Pope. Pope Gregory IV., after the lapse of only 30 years, fulminated a Bull against bearded priests. In the 12th century the prescription of the beard was extended to the laity. Pope Honorius III. to disguise his disfigured lip, allowed his beard to grow. Henry I. of England was so much moved by a sermon directed against his beard that he resigned it to the barber. Frederick Barbarossa is said to have been equally tractable. [Tom Robinson, M.D., "Beards," "St. James's Magazine," 1881]
Pubic hair sense is from 1600s (but cf. neþir berd "pubic hair," late 14c.); in the 1811 "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," the phrase beard-splitter is defined as, "A man much given to wenching" (see beaver).