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bever

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English

Etymology 1

From Old French baviere (child's bib), from baver (slaver).

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
bever

Plural
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  1. A movable covering for the mouth and chin on a close helmet.
    Quotations
    • 1786: Some close helmets have a farther improvement called a bever, the bever when closed covers the mouth and chin, and either lifts up by revolving on the same pivots as the visor, or lets down by means of two or more pivots on each side near the jaws, in which case the bever consists of several laminæ or plates, one shutting over the other. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 8.

Etymology 2

Anglo-Norman bever, from Old French beivre (drinking, drink, to drink) (French boire), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] bibō.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
bever

Plural
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  1. A drink.
  2. A snack or light refreshment between meals.
    • 1604:"Thirty meals a day and ten bevers" — Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus, page 29
    • 1980: “Very softly I boiled water, made a sandwich from the remains of the luncheon roast chicken, scalded the Twining creature. Then I softly carried my bever to the study on a tray” — Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
Synonyms

Etymology 3

Verb

Infinitive
to bever

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to bever (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To shiver.
    Quotations
    • "Wherefore King Ban and King Bors made them ready, and dressed their shields and harness, and they were so courageous that many knights shook and bevered for eagerness." — Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte D'Arthur, page 25

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

bever (plural bevers, diminutive bevertje)

  1. beaver

Hungarian

Etymology

be- + ver

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbɛvɛr/
  • Hyphenation: be‧ver

Verb

bever

  1. knock (one’s head)
  2. drive in (nails)

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