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beard

noun

1 beard

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

synonyms: face fungus, whiskers.

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more

Roget 253: sharpness etc. adj.; acuity, acumination; spinosity.    point, spike, spine, spicule [Biol.], spiculum; needle, hypodermic needle, tack, ... show more

Dutch: baard, baardhaar, gezichtshaar, knevel, snor, snorbaard, snorrebaard, snorrenbaard
Polish: broda



2 beard

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

3 beard

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

4 beard

Hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals.

Polish: broda

5 beard

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

synonym: byssus.

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

Polish: bisior

verb

1 beard

Go along the rim, like a beard around the chin.

Roget 885: be insolent etc. adj.; bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust; swear etc. (affirm) ... show more

Roget 861: be courageous etc. adj.; dare, venture, make bold; face danger, front danger, affront danger, confront danger, brave danger, defy danger, despise danger, mock danger; ... show more

Roget 715: defy, dare, beard; brave etc. (courage) 861; bid defiance to; set at defiance, set at naught; hurl defiance at; dance the war dance, beat the war drums; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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