Definition for blackbeard (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for blackbeard
Blackbeard studied them intently, munching Brazil nuts and noisily sipping his wine.
Gory, snarling, Blackbeard shortened his stroke to use the point.
There is a chapter which gives an account of Teach and Blackbeard, the buccaneers.When Winter Comes to Main Street|Grant Martin Overton
A quart of the best rum could scarcely have made Blackbeard more hilarious than did this glorious notion.Kate Bonnet|Frank R. Stockton
The broad, squat figure of Blackbeard himself was never more conspicuous.
British Dictionary definitions for blackbeard (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for blackbeard (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for blackbeard (3 of 3)
verb teaches, teaching or taught
Word Origin for teach
Word Origin and History for blackbeard
Old English tæcan (past tense and past participle tæhte) "to show, point out," also "to give instruction," from Proto-Germanic *taikijanan (cf. Old High German zihan, German zeihen "to accuse," Gothic ga-teihan "to announce"), from PIE *deik- "to show, point out" (see diction). Related to Old English tacen, tacn "sign, mark" (see token). Related: Taught; teaching.
Old English tæcan had more usually a sense of "show, declare, warn, persuade" (cf. German zeigen "to show," from the same root); while the Old English word for "to teach, instruct, guide" was more commonly læran, source of modern learn and lore.