Blackbeard

[ blak-beerd ]
/ ˈblækˌbɪərd /

noun

pseudonym of Edward Teach.

Definition for blackbeard (2 of 2)

Teach

[ teech ]
/ titʃ /

noun

EdwardBlackbeard, died 1718, English pirate and privateer in the Americas.
Also Thatch, Thach.
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Blackbeard

/ (ˈblækˌbɪəd) /

noun

nickname of (Edward) TeachSee Teach

British Dictionary definitions for blackbeard (2 of 3)

Teach

/ (tiːtʃ) /

noun

Edward, known as Blackbeard. died 1718, English pirate, active in the West Indies and on the Atlantic coast of North America

British Dictionary definitions for blackbeard (3 of 3)

teach

/ (tiːtʃ) /

verb teaches, teaching or taught

(tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive often foll by how) to help to learn; tell or show (how)to teach someone to paint; to teach someone how to paint
to give instruction or lessons in (a subject) to (a person or animal)to teach French; to teach children; she teaches
(tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to cause to learn or understandexperience taught him that he could not be a journalist
Also: teach someone a lesson informal to cause (someone) to suffer the unpleasant consequences of some action or behaviour

Derived Forms

teachable, adjective

Word Origin for teach

Old English tǣcan; related to tācen token, Old Frisian tēken, Old Saxon tēkan, Old High German zeihhan, Old Norse teikn sign
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