American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An old man.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man with a gray beard; an old man.
- n. Same as bellarmine.
- n. The common sertularian hydroid polyp which infests oyster-beds, Sertularia argentea. When it forms patches on the shells, the oysters are said to hair up.
- Having a gray beard; old.
- n. alternative spelling of greybeard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An old man.
- n. a man who is very old
“When Obama visited CIA headquarters last year in Langley, Virginia, he praised Kappes as the "graybeard" at the agency.”
“The word "graybeard" is Shakespearean in origin, but really, there is no better example than Kurt Warner.”
“As-Salem Musa, a turbaned Baluch graybeard, told me that his father and grandfather before him built boats.”
“But unlike Manning, this season has hardly been a business-as-usual campaign for the 40-year-old graybeard.”
“In his regular-season home debut for the Vikings, the 39-year-old graybeard showed exactly why Minnesota made such a passionate play to lure him out of retirement with a 32-yard TD dart to Greg Lewis with 2 seconds remaining.”
“Perhaps it stirred something in the graybeard Yankees—reminding them of the way they could never be counted out, until the last strike.”
“The graybeard laid his crossbow carefully on the ground; working his fingers, he spread his arms for the capture.”
“In Game 2, a midseason acquisition, Detroit's Doug Fister, and a rookie, New York's Ivan Nova, will duel; Game 3 is more uncertain, with a reinvented graybeard, Freddy Garcia, versus a pitcher who was demoted to the minors last year, Detroit's Max Scherzer.”
“He's an old-timer now, playing center field only in the annual graybeard exhibition game at Yankee Stadium.”
“You laugh at the doddering graybeard who reads the daily paper, advertisements and all.”
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