Synonyms for beard

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : beerd
Phonetic Transcription : bɪərd

Top 10 synonyms for beard Other synonyms for the word beard

Définition of beard

Origin :
  • Old English beard "beard," from West Germanic *barthaz (cf. Old Frisian berd, Middle Dutch baert, Old High German bart, German bart), seemingly from PIE *bhardh-a- "beard" (cf. Old Church Slavonic brada, Lithuanian barzda, and perhaps Latin barba "beard").
  • The Greek and Roman Churches have long disputed about the beard. While the Romanists have at different times practised shaving, the Greeks, on the contrary, have strenuously defended the cause of long beards. Leo III. (795 AD) was the first shaved Pope. Pope Gregory IV., after the lapse of only 30 years, fulminated a Bull against bearded priests. In the 12th century the prescription of the beard was extended to the laity. Pope Honorius III. to disguise his disfigured lip, allowed his beard to grow. Henry I. of England was so much moved by a sermon directed against his beard that he resigned it to the barber. Frederick Barbarossa is said to have been equally tractable. [Tom Robinson, M.D., "Beards," "St. James's Magazine," 1881]
  • Pubic hair sense is from 1600s (but cf. neþir berd "pubic hair," late 14c.); in the 1811 "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," the phrase beard-splitter is defined as, "A man much given to wenching" (see beaver).
  • noun facial hair on human
  • noun decoy
  • verb confront
Example sentences :
  • The hands of Hank Rainer fell suddenly, but now lower than his beard.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • I would not let the smallest child stroke his father's beard roughly.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • In his father's face this could not be detected, on account of the beard.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • Look you, Sir; a beard is something in itself; a beard is half the doctor.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • Remembering her map Kingozi's lips compressed under his beard.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • But then, if people grew savage, they might pull my beard out by the roots.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • His hair and beard hung long and matted over his broad shoulders.
  • Extract from : « Leila, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • His lips were working so that his beard bristled about his mouth.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • He had a beard, and on his shoulder a poncho, but that was all I knew.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • His beard and hair were white, and his face bore traces of suffering.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt

Antonyms for beard

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