beard NOUN 1) a growth of hair on the chin and lower cheeks of a man's face. 2) a tuft of hairs or bristles on certain animals or plants.
VERB boldly confront or challenge (someone formidable).
DERIVATIVES bearded adjective beardless adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • Beardless — Beard less, a. 1. Without a beard. Hence: Not having arrived at puberty or manhood; youthful. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute of an awn; as, beardless wheat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beardless — index inexperienced Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beardless — early 14c., from BEARD (Cf. beard) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less) …   Etymology dictionary

  • beardless — [bird′lis] adj. 1. having no beard 2. too young to have a beard 3. young, callow, etc …   English World dictionary

  • beardless — adjective Pertaining to the lack of a beard, especially of young men unable to grow one. shall a beardless boy …   Wiktionary

  • beardless —   Heu ole, umi umi ole.    ♦ Beardless youth, wā heu ole …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • beardless — adjective see beard I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beardless — beardlessness, n. /beard lis/, adj. 1. having no beard or one shaved close to the skin. 2. (of a male) very young or immature. [1275 1325; ME; see BEARD, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • beardless — Synonyms and related words: acomous, bald, bald headed, boyish, boylike, calflike, childish, childlike, clean shaven, coltish, depilous, girlish, girllike, glabrous, hairless, kiddish, maiden, maidenly, puerile, puplike, puppyish, puppylike,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beardless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. [clean ]shaven, smooth faced; hairless; youthful. See youth, divestment. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Hairless] Syn. clean shaven, smooth faced, smooth; see hairless . 2. [Inexperienced] Syn. callow,… …   English dictionary for students