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BEARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does beard mean? 

BEARD (noun)
  The noun BEARD has 5 senses:

1. the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
2. a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
3. a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
4. hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
5. tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface

  Familiarity information: BEARD used as a noun is common.


BEARD (verb)
  The verb BEARD has 1 sense:

1. go along the rim, like a beard around the chin

  Familiarity information: BEARD used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEARD (noun)


Sense 1beard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The hair growing on the lower part of a man's face

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

beard; face fungus; whiskers

Hypernyms ("beard" is a kind of...):

hair (a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss)

Meronyms (parts of "beard"):

moustache; mustache (an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "beard"):

vandyke; vandyke beard (a short pointed beard (named after Anthony Vandyke))

stubble (short stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a few days)

goatee (a small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard)

burnside; mutton chop; side-whiskers; sideburn (beard grown down the side of a man's face in front of the ears (especially when the rest of the beard is shaved off))

beaver (a full beard)

imperial; imperial beard (a small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III)

fuzz (the first beard of an adolescent boy)

Holonyms ("beard" is a part of...):

adult male body; man's body (the body of an adult man)

face; human face (the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear)


Sense 2beard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("beard" is a kind of...):

fuzz; hair; tomentum (filamentous hairlike growth on a plant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "beard"):

awn (slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses)


Sense 3beard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("beard" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


Sense 4beard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("beard" is a kind of...):

hair (a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss)

Holonyms ("beard" is a part of...):

caprine animal; goat (any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns)


Sense 5beard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

byssus; beard

Hypernyms ("beard" is a kind of...):

fiber; fibre (a slender and greatly elongated solid substance)


BEARD (verb)


Sense 1beard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go along the rim, like a beard around the chin

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Houses bearded the top of the heights

Hypernyms (to "beard" is one way to...):

rim (run around the rim of)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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