noun, plural bea·vers, (especially collectively) bea·ver for 1.
- a woman's pubic area.
- Offensive. a term used to refer to a woman.
- a cotton cloth with a thick nap, used chiefly in the manufacture of work clothes.
- (formerly) a heavy, soft, woolen cloth with a thick nap, made to resemble beaver fur.
verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM beaverbea·ver·like, bea·ver·ish, adjective
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Definition for beaver (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for beaver
However, only about a third of these sites occurred near features such as beaver feeding trails.Wolves use ambush tactics to hunt unsuspecting beavers|Kate Baggaley|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
That was the Year of the Beaver, when trees by the creek were suddenly reduced to pointed nubs, like pencils in a sharpener.When you walk a dog, your mind is as likely to wander as the dog is|John Kelly|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
I’ve gotten bell to bell face shots of champagne powder at Steamboat Springs, ripped groomer after groomer under a cloudless sky at Beaver Creek and racked up insane amounts of vertical at Jackson Hole.
A Yupik Eskimo-made seal skin hat I have, lined with beaver is impervious to the coldest wind, and it’s too hot to wear with any sort of strenuous activity.
A newlywed couple settling into a neighborhood that’s more “Leave it to Beaver” than Avengers Tower.‘WandaVision’ on Disney Plus gives Marvel Studios its first true power couple|David Betancourt|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
I worked like a beaver to get it out, and yet the disease appeared to creep from limb to limb of the study before me.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A dead beaver was spotted near Edgewater Court near the water.In Oregon, No Silly Call Is Too Small for Papers’ Police Blotters|Kelly Williams Brown|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The damp, gray Beaver State is attracting the most incoming movers of any other state, according to a new survey.
Commenting on his vanilla—some might even say “hokey”—demeanor, my wife said he reminded her of the father on Leave It to Beaver.Face It, Republicans, ‘Bazooka Joe’ Biden Won the VP Debate|Matt Latimer|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sure, Mitt Romney seems ripe for parody, what with his Leave It to Beaver vibe and eye-popping wealth.Is Mitt Romney Beyond Satire? Comedy Writers Underwhelmed by Candidate|Michelle Cottle|August 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They also took advantage of the necessity of others, in miserly traffic in Beaver skins with the Savages.
These precautions are necessary, because, like all enterprising animals, the beaver is not without enemies.
From what has been said, it will be readily seen that the maintenance of the dam is a matter of vital importance to the beaver.
After dinner to horse again, being in nothing troubled but the badness of my hat, which I borrowed to save my beaver.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
They heard nothing further from the scouts until late in the day, and then Black Beaver overtook them.Three Sioux Scouts|Elmer Russell Gregor
British Dictionary definitions for beaver (1 of 3)
Word Origin for beaver
British Dictionary definitions for beaver (2 of 3)
Word Origin for beaver
British Dictionary definitions for beaver (3 of 3)
Idioms and Phrases with beaver
see busy as a beaver; eager beaver; work like a beaver.