[ beer-did ]
/ ˈbɪər dɪd /


having a beard.
having a hairlike growth or tuft, as certain wheats.
having a barb, as a fishhook.

Origin of bearded

First recorded in 1350–1400, bearded is from the Middle English word beerdid. See beard, -ed3

Related forms

beard·ed·ness, nounnon·beard·ed, adjectiveun·beard·ed, adjective

Definition for bearded (2 of 2)


[ beerd ]
/ bɪərd /


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 forms

beard·like, adjectiveun·beard, verb (used with object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bearded


/ (bɪəd) /


verb (tr)

to oppose boldly or impertinently
to pull or grasp the beard of

Derived Forms

bearded, 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 bearded


[ 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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