Meaning of “beard” in the English Dictionary

"beard" in British English

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beardnoun [ C ]

uk /bɪəd/ us /bɪrd/

A1 the hair that some men allow to grow on the lower part of their face:

a flowing white beard
He's growing a beard.
He shaved off his beard but kept his moustache.

the long hair that grows under a goat's mouth

More examples

  • Are you growing a beard?
  • He had a sort of reddish beard.
  • Graham came back from holiday with a week's growth of beard on his chin.
  • He has a long, straggly grey beard.
  • He had a flowing white beard.

beardverb [ T ]

uk /bɪəd/ us /bɪrd/ literary

(Definition of “beard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beard" in American English

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beardnoun [ C ]

us /bɪərd/

hair that grows on the lower part of a man’s face, sometimes including the hair that grows above the lips

(Definition of “beard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)