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Beak

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

Beakn. [OE. bek, F. bec, fr. Celtic; cf. Gael. & Ir. bac, bacc, hook, W. bach.].
  •  The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varies much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land.  Carew.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A beam, shod or armed at the end with a metal head or point, and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, in order to pierce the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.).  [1913 Webster]
  •  A magistrate or policeman.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Beak, n.
1 a a bird's horny projecting jaws; a bill. b the similar projecting jaw of other animals, e.g. a turtle.
2 sl. a hooked nose.
3 Naut. hist. the projection at the prow of a warship.
4 a spout.

Derivative
beaked adj. beaky adj.
Beak, n. Brit. sl.
1 a magistrate.
2 a schoolmaster.

Etymology
19th c.: prob. f. thieves' cant

THESAURUS

Beak

JP, Justice, antlia, arbiter, arbitrator, beezer, bencher, bill, bow, bowsprit, bugle, cape, conk, court, critic, downspout, figurehead, forecastle, foredeck, foreland, forepeak, gargoyle, head, headland, his honor, his lordship, his worship, indicator, jib boom, judge, justice, magistrate, moderator, muffle, muzzle, nares, naze, neb, nib, nose, nostrils, nozzle, olfactory organ, pecker, pick, point, proboscis, prore, prow, referee, rhinarium, rostrum, schnozzle, smeller, snoot, snout, spout, stem, trunk, umpire, waterspout

ROGET THESAURUS

Beak

Judge

N judge, justice, justiciar, justiciary, chancellor, justice of assize, judge of assize, recorder, common sergeant, puisne judge, assistant judge, county court judge, conservator of the peace, justice of the peace, J, P, court, magistrate, police magistrate, beak, his worship, his honor, his lordship, jury, twelve men in a box, Lord Chancellor, Lord Justice, Master of the Rolls, Vice Chancellor, Lord Chief Justice, Chief Baron, Mr, Justice, Associate Justice, Chief Justice, Baron, Baron of the Exchequer, jurat, assessor, arbiter, arbitrator, umpire, referee, referendary, revising barrister, domesman, censor, barmaster, ephor, grand juror, grand juryman, juryman, talesman, archon, tribune, praetor, syndic, podesta, mollah, ulema, mufti, cadi, kadi, Rhadamanthus, litigant, judicial, a Daniel come to judgment.

Front

N front, fore, forepart, foreground, face, disk, disc, frontage, facade, proscenium, facia, frontispiece, anteriority, obverse (of a medal or coin), fore rank, front rank, van, vanguard, advanced guard, outpost, first line, scout, brow, forehead, visage, physiognomy, phiz, countenance, mut, rostrum, beak, bow, stem, prow, prore, jib, pioneer, metoposcopy, fore, anterior, front, frontal, before, in front, in the van, in advance, ahead, right ahead, forehead, foremost, in the foreground, in the lee of, before one's face, before one's eyes, face to face, vis-a-vis, front a front, formosa muta commendatio est, frons est animi janua, Human face divine, imago animi vultus est indices oculi, sea of upturned faces.

Convexity

N convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion, camber, cahot, thank-ye-ma'am, swell, intumescence, tumour, tumor, tubercle, tuberosity, excrescence, hump, hunch, bunch, boss, embossment, hub, hubble, tooth, knob, elbow, process, apophysis, condyle, bulb, node, nodule, nodosity, tongue, dorsum, bump, clump, sugar loaf, bow, mamelon, molar, belly, corporation, pot belly, gut, withers, back, shoulder, lip, flange, pimple, zit, wen, wheel, papula, pustule, pock, proud flesh, growth, sarcoma, caruncle, corn, wart, pappiloma, furuncle, polypus, fungus, fungosity, exostosis, bleb, blister, blain, boil, airbubble, blob, papule, verruca, papilla, nipple, teat, tit, titty, boob, knocker, pap, breast, dug, mammilla, proboscis, nose, neb, beak, snout, nozzle, schnoz, peg, button, stud, ridge, rib, jutty, trunnion, snag, cupola, dome, arch, balcony, eaves, pilaster, relief, relievo, cameo, bassorilievo, mezzorilevo, altorivievo, low relief, bas relief, high relief, hill, cape, promontory, mull, forehead, foreland, point of land, mole, jetty, hummock, ledge, spur, naze, ness, convex, prominent, protuberant, projecting, bossed, embossed, bossy, nodular, bunchy, clavate, clavated, claviform, hummocky, moutonne, mammiliform, papulous, papilose, hemispheric, bulbous, bowed, arched, bold, bellied, tuberous, tuberculous, tumous, cornute, odontoid, lentiform, lenticular, gibbous, club shaped, hubby, hubbly, knobby, papillose, saddle-shaped, selliform, subclavate, torose, ventricose, verrucose, salient, in relief, raised, repousse, bloated, (expanded).


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