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Beard

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Beardn. [OE. berd, AS. beard; akin to Fries. berd, D. baard, G. bart, Lith. barzda, OSlav. brada, Pol. broda, Russ. boroda, L. barba, W. barf. Cf. 1st Barb.].
  •  The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An imposition; a trick.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
Beard grass (Bot.), a coarse, perennial grass of different species of the genus Andropogon. -- To one's beard, to one's face; in open defiance.
Beardv. t. 
  •  To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To oppose to the face; to set at defiance.  [1913 Webster]
    "No admiral, bearded by these corrupt and dissolute minions of the palace, dared to do more than mutter something about a court martial."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Beard, n. & v.
--n.
1 hair growing on the chin and lower cheeks of the face.
2 a similar tuft or part on an animal (esp. a goat).
3 the awn of a grass, sheath of barley, etc.
--v.tr. oppose openly; defy.

Derivative
bearded adj. beardless adj.
Etymology
OE f. WG

DEVIL DICTIONARY

Beard

n. The hair that is commonly cut off by those who justly execrate the absurd Chinese custom of shaving the head.

THESAURUS

Beard

Vandyke, affront, ascender, back, bag, ballocks, balls, basket, bastard type, beaver, bell the cat, belly, bevel, bid defiance, bite the bullet, black letter, body, brave, brazen, brazen out, breasts, bristles, call out, cap, capital, case, cervix, challenge, clitoris, cod, cods, confront, counter, cullions, dare, defy, descender, double-dare, down, em, en, face, face out, face the music, face up, face up to, family jewels, fat-faced type, feet, female organs, font, front, genitalia, genitals, goatee, gonads, groove, imperial, italic, labia, labia majora, labia minora, letter, ligature, lingam, lips, logotype, lower case, majuscule, male organs, meat, meet, meet boldly, meet head-on, minuscule, nick, nuts, nymphae, outdare, outface, ovary, peach fuzz, penis, phallus, pi, pica, point, print, private parts, privates, privy parts, pubic hair, pudenda, reproductive organs, rocks, roman, run the gauntlet, sans serif, scream defiance, script, scrotum, secondary sex characteristic, set at defiance, sex organs, shank, shoulder, show fight, side whiskers, small cap, small capital, speak out, speak up, spermary, stamp, stand up to, stare down, stem, stubble, testes, testicles, tuft, type, type body, type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders, typefoundry, upper case, uterus, vagina, venture, vulva, whisker, whiskers, womb, yoni

ROGET THESAURUS

Beard

Defiance

VB defy, dare, beard, brave, bid defiance to, set at defiance, set at naught, hurl defiance at, dance the war dance, beat the war drums, snap the fingers at, laugh to scorn, disobey, show fight, show one's teeth, show a bold front, bluster, look big, stand akimbo, beat one's chest, double the fist, shake the fist, threaten, challenge, call out, throw down the gauntlet, fling down the gauntlet, fling down the gage, fling down the glove, throw down the glove.

Courage

VB be courageous, dare, venture, make bold, face danger, front danger, affront danger, confront danger, brave danger, defy danger, despise danger, mock danger, look in the face, look full in the face, look boldly in the face, look danger in the face, face, meet, meet in front, brave, beard, defy, take courage, muster courage, summon up courage, pluck up courage, nerve oneself, take heart, take heart, pluck up heart of grace, hold up one's head, screw one's courage to the sticking place, come up to scratch, stick to one's guns, standfire, stand against, bear up, bear up against, hold out, put a bold face upon, show a bold front, present a bold front, show fight, face the music, bell the cat, take the bull by the horns, beard the lion in his den, march up to the cannon's mouth, go through fire and water, run the gantlet, give courage, infuse courage, inspire courage, reassure, encourage, embolden, inspirit, cheer, nerve, put upon one's mettle, rally, raise a rallying cry, pat on the back, make a man of, keep in countenance.

Filament

N filament, line, fiber, fibril, funicle, vein, hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili, tendril, gossamer, hair stroke, veinlet, venula, venule, wire, string, thread, packthread, cotton, sewing silk, twine, twist, whipcord, tape, ribbon, cord, rope, yarn, hemp, oakum, jute, strip, shred, slip, spill, list, band, fillet, fascia, ribbon, riband, roll, lath, splinter, shiver, shaving, beard, ramification, strand, filamentous, filamentiferous, filaceous, filiform, fibrous, fibrillous, thread-like, wiry, stringy, ropy, capillary, capilliform, funicular, wire-drawn, anguilliform, flagelliform, hairy, taeniate, taeniform, taenioid, venose, venous.

Insolence

VB be insolent, bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust, swear, rap out oaths, roister, arrogate, assume, presume, make bold, make free, take a liberty, give an inch and take an ell, domineer, bully, dictate, hector, lord it over, traiter de haut en bas, regarder de haut en bas, exact, snub, huff, beard, fly in the face of, put to the blush, bear down, beat down, browbeat, intimidate, trample down, tread down, trample under foot, dragoon, ride roughshod over, out face, outlook, outstare, outbrazen, outbrave, stare out of countenance, brazen out, lay down the law, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, assume a lofty bearing, talk big, look big, put on big looks, act the grand seigneur, mount the high horse, ride the high horse, toss the head, carry, with a high hand, tempt Providence, want snuffing.

Sharpness

N sharpness, acuity, acumination, spinosity, point, spike, spine, spicule, spiculum, needle, hypodermic needle, tack, nail, pin, prick, prickle, spur, rowel, barb, spit, cusp, horn, antler, snag, tag thorn, bristle, Adam's needle, bear grass, tine, yucca, nib, tooth, tusk, spoke, cog, ratchet, crag, crest, arete, cone peak, sugar loaf, pike, aiguille, spire, pyramid, steeple, beard, chevaux de frise, porcupine, hedgehog, brier, bramble, thistle, comb, awn, beggar's lice, bur, burr, catchweed, cleavers, clivers, goose, grass, hairif, hariff, flax comb, hackle, hatchel, heckle, wedge, knife edge, cutting edge, blade, edge tool, cutlery, knife, penknife, whittle, razor, razor blade, safety razor, straight razor, electric razor, scalpel, bistoury, lancet, plowshare, coulter, colter, hatchet, ax, pickax, mattock, pick, adze, gill, billhook, cleaver, cutter, scythe, sickle, scissors, shears, pruning shears, cutters, wire cutters, nail clipper, paper cutter, sword, bodkin, belduque, bowie knife, paring knife, bushwhacker, drawing knife, drawing shave, microtome, chisel, screwdriver blade, flint blade, guillotine, sharpener, hone, strop, grindstone, whetstone, novaculite, steel, emery, sharp, keen, acute, acicular, aciform, aculeated, acuminated, pointed, tapering, conical, pyramidal, mucronate, mucronated, spindle shaped, needle shaped, spiked, spiky, ensiform, peaked, salient, cusped, cuspidate, cuspidated, cornute, cornuted, cornicultate, prickly, spiny, spinous, spicular, thorny, bristling, muricated, pectinated, studded, thistly, briary, craggy, snaggy, digitated, two-edged, fusiform, dentiform, denticulated, toothed, odontoid, starlike, stellated, stelliform, sagittate, sagittiform, arrowheaded, arrowy, barbed, spurred, acinaciform, apiculate, apiculated, aristate, awned, awny, bearded, calamiform, cone-shaped, coniform, crestate, echinate, gladiate, lanceolate, lanciform, awl, awl-shaped, lance-shaped, awl- shaped, scimitar-shaped, sword-shaped, setarious, spinuliferous, subulate, tetrahedral, xiphoid, cutting, sharp edged, knife edged, sharp as a razor, keen as a razor, sharp as a needle, sharp as a tack, sharpened, set.

Roughness

N roughness, tooth, grain, texture, ripple, asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity, arborescence, pilosity, brush, hair, beard, shag, mane, whisker, moustache, imperial, tress, lock, curl, ringlet, fimbriae, pili, cilia, villi, lovelock, beaucatcher, curl paper, goatee, papillote, scalp lock, plumage, plumosity, plume, panache, crest, feather, tuft, fringe, toupee, wool, velvet, plush, nap, pile, floss, fur, down, byssus, moss, bur, fluff, knot (convolution), rough, uneven, scabrous, scaly, knotted, rugged, rugose, rugous, knurly, asperous, crisp, salebrous, gnarled, unpolished, unsmooth, roughhewn, craggy, cragged, crankling, scraggy, prickly, arborescent, leafy, well-wooded, feathery, plumose, plumigerous, laciniate, laciniform, laciniose, pappose, pileous, pilose, trichogenous, trichoid, tufted, fimbriated, hairy, ciliated, filamentous, hirsute, crinose, crinite, bushy, hispid, villous, pappous, bearded, pilous, shaggy, shagged, fringed, befringed, setous, setose, setaceous, like quills upon the fretful porcupine, rough as a nutmeg grater, rough as a bear, downy, velvety, flocculent, woolly, lanate, lanated, lanuginous, lanuginose, tomentose, fluffy, against the grain, cabello luengo y corto el seso.


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