What is beard?

  • (noun): Hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A beard is the collection of hair that grows on the chin, upper lip, cheeks and neck of human beings. Usually, only pubescent or adult males are able to grow beards. However, women with hirsutism may develop a beard. When differentiating between upper and lower facial hair, a beard specifically includes the moustache, which refers to hair above and around the upper lip.

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Some articles on beard:

Lost In The Sound Of Separation - Promotion
... on August 1, 2008 Underoath encouraged their male fans to grow a beard for one month until the US release date of the album, September 2, 2008 ... The rules were that participants were to upload a picture of their beard to the website daily to show the progress of their beard growth ... asked for fans to take pictures of both their beard and a copy of Lost in the Sound of Separation ...
Celeste Beard
... Celeste Beard Johnson (born February 13, 1963) is a convicted American murderer currently serving a life sentence at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas for the ...
Celeste Beard - Trial
... In the trial, the prosecutors cited that she married Beard only for his money and her reason for wanting him dead was that he had grown tired of paying for her ... Beard's accountant revealed that Johnson spent $321,000 during October and November 1999, followed by an additional $249,000 by December 10, and another $100,000 in the six weeks ending March 31, 2000 ... also felt Johnson never actually loved Beard due to their large age difference and his overweight, unattractive appearance ...
Leave The Light On (Jeff Bates Album) - Track Listing
... Jr.) – 305 "No Shame" (Bates, Kenny Beard, Jimmy Yeary) – 302 "Hands On Man" (Carson Chamberlain, Mark D ... Sanders, Michael White) – 250 "Leave the Light On" (Beard, Yeary, Monty Criswell) – 328 "That'll Get You Ten" (Wade Kirby, Eric Church) – 359 "The Woman He ...
Stephen Beard - Living On The Edge
... In October 2007, Beard was first introduced to British television screens on MTV UK's reality TV series Living on the Edge ... The second series aired on 14 October 2008, with Beard as the only original cast member returning for the second series ... Living on the Edge portrayed Beard as a player, dating many girls ...

More definitions of "beard":

  • (noun): Tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface.
    Synonyms: byssus
  • (verb): Go along the rim, like a beard around the chin.
    Example: "Houses bearded the top of the heights"
  • (noun): A tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses.
  • (noun): A person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality).

Famous quotes containing the word beard:

    There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard.
    Jean Cocteau (1889–1963)

    In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    In the far South the sun of autumn is passing
    Like Walt Whitman walking along a ruddy shore.
    He is singing and chanting the things that are part of him,
    The worlds that were and will be, death and day.
    Nothing is final, he chants. No man shall see the end.
    His beard is of fire and his staff is a leaping flame.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)