[ UK /bˈi‍əd/ ]
[ US /ˈbɪɹd/ ]
  1. a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
  2. the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
  3. hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
  4. tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface
  5. a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
  1. go along the rim, like a beard around the chin
    Houses bearded the top of the heights
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How To Use beard In A Sentence

  • Intellectual Dublin seemed no longer to consist of writers, but of folk singers, bearded or otherwise.
  • Beard is rather dismissive of their optical sophistication, shown in the curvature of the stylobate and in the entasis of the columns — the slight outward swelling of a column designed to counter the optical illusion of concavity, were the columns 'sides to be perfectly straight. Looking for the Lost Greeks
  • ‘Welcome to Scotland, laddie,’ growls Getch in his best through-the-beard burr.
  • His beard went all round under his chin, and was clipped into the appearance of a stiff thick hedge — equally thick, and equally broad, and equally protrusive at all parts. John Caldigate
  • In recent years many have forsaken their turbans and beards, claiming it counts against them when trying to find a job. Times, Sunday Times
  • From his shiny, greasy, biker-looking jeans to his short, greying beard, he was muscle and bone.
  • Not that he is preening: he is careless about his blond good looks, a scruffy hipster beard giving maturity to his rather angelic face. Times, Sunday Times
  • He wore a ragged grey beard. Times, Sunday Times
  • The graybeards out there will remember that the practice of renting computers is decades old.
  • He had witnessed diminutive bison with semicircular horns; animals "of a bluish lead color, about the size of a goat, with a head and beard like him, and a single horn, slightly inclined forward from the perpendicular"; and "a strange amphibious creature, of a spherical form, which rolled with great velocity across the pebbly beach" of a lunar island. Kim Kardashian Fails the P.T. Barnum Test
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