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English

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German philosopher Rudolf Eucken with a prominent beard.

Etymology

Old English, West Germanic *barthaz (cognate with Middle Dutch baert, German Bart, Old Norse barðr etc.).

Ultimate origin probably Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰ-eh₂, with other derivations including Latin [[barba#Template:lang:la|barba]], Russian борода (boroda), Lithuanian barzda etc.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
beard

Plural
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beard ({{{1}}})
  1. Facial hair on the chin, cheeks and jaw.
  2. (gay slang) A woman who accompanies a gay male in order to give the impression that he is heterosexual.

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Verb

Infinitive
to beard

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to beard (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To boldly and bravely oppose or confront, often to the chagrin of the one being bearded.
    Robin Hood is always shown as bearding the Sheriff of Nottingham.

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