• Beard Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.
  2. (n.) The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.
  3. (n.) In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies.
  4. (n.) An imposition; a trick.
  5. (v. t.) To oppose to the gills; to set at defiance.
  6. (n.) The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.
  7. (n.) That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.
  8. (n.) The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.
  9. (n.) Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain.
  10. (n.) The gills of some bivalves, as the oyster.
  11. (n.) A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.
  12. (v. t.) To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.
  13. (n.) That part of the under side of a horses lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.
  14. (v. t.) To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.
  15. (n.) The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds


• Bear Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To gain or win.
  2. (n.) Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
  3. (v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.
  4. (v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.
  5. (v. i.) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
  6. (v. i.) To endure with patience; to be patient.
  7. (v. i.) To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
  8. (v. t.) To behave; to conduct.
  9. (v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
  10. (v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
  11. (v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
  12. (v. i.) To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
  13. (n.) A bier.
  14. (v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.
  15. (n.) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
  16. (n.) A portable punching machine.
  17. (n.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
  18. (n.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.
  19. (v. i.) To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
  20. (v. t.) To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.
  21. (v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.
  22. (v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.
  23. (n.) Alt. of Bere
  24. (v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
  25. (n.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
  26. (v. i.) To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
  27. (n.) An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
  28. (v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
  29. (v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
  30. (v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
  31. (v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
  32. (v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
  33. (v. i.) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
  34. (v. i.) To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
  35. (v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.

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• Bearding Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beard