beard

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hair & beauty
beardbeard1 /bɪəd $ bɪrd/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 1 DCBhair that grows around a man’s chin and cheeksmoustache2 HBAsomething similar to a beard, such as hair growing on an animal’s chinbearded adjective
Examples from the Corpus
beardBeyond the great sweep of blue trouser and the distant clouds of sweater was a beard.Certainly with his long, jet-black, forked beard, he looked the part.Models sported immaculate centre-parted shoulder-length hair and the beginnings of goatee beards.But his beard seems to belong to another man and another time.Gyggle steepled his freckled fingers and tucked them under a tier of the beard.Some of their fathers wore beards.
beardbeard2 verb [transitive] beard somebody (in their den)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
beardWhen a barrister comes to address your University or College law society, you can beard him on the subject.
Origin beard Old English