Definition of beard:
- A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.
- An imposition; a trick.
- In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies.
- Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain.
- That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.
- That part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.
- The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.
- The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.
- The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds
- The gills of some bivalves, as the oyster.
- The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.
- The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.
- To deprive of the gills; - used only of oysters and similar shellfish.
- To oppose to the gills; to set at defiance.
- To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of ( a man), in anger or contempt.
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- "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
- "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
- "Brewster's Millions", George Barr McCutcheon.