Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a beard; bearded.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Furnished with barbs.
  • In botany, bearded; furnished with long and weak hairs.
  • In zoology, bearded; having a tuft of hair or feathers on the chin; in entomology, bordered by long hairs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Bearded; beset with long and weak hairs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany bearded; having long thin hairs

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having hair on the cheeks and chin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin barbātus, from barba, beard; see barb.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin barbatus, from barba beard. See barb beard.

Examples

  • Three years ago I found on the walls of one of my glasses some small worm-tubes (Figure 65), the inhabitants of which bore three pairs of barbate branchial filaments, and had no operculum.

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

  • (Figure 66), when the animals reminded me, by the barbate opercular peduncle, of the genus Filograna, only that the latter possesses two opercula.

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

  • With a barbate opercular peduncle, Filograna-stage;

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

  • The barbate and bespoke-suited Pachauri has become the locus of criticism of the IPCC's 2007 assessment report, which has been found to contain some tenuous science along with a few outright falsehoods - the most prominent among the latter being the assertion that the Himalayan glaciers will be gone by 2035.

    Articles on National Review Online

  • The barbate and bespoke-suited Pachauri has become the locus of criticism of the IPCC's 2007 assessment report, which has been found to contain some tenuous science along with a few outright falsehoods - the most prominent among the latter being the assertion that the Himalayan glaciers will be gone by 2035.

    National Review Online

  • The barbate Lionel loathes trite shibboleths, playbook and bumper sticker labels as well as leprosy.

    The Latest on Air America

  • The barbate Lionel loathes trite shibboleths, playbook and bumper sticker labels as well as leprosy.

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  • The barbate Lionel loathes trite shibboleths, playbook and bumper sticker labels as well as leprosy.

    The Latest on Air America

  • The barbate Lionel loathes trite shibboleths, playbook and bumper sticker labels as well as leprosy.

    The Latest on Air America

  • The barbate Lionel loathes trite shibboleths, playbook and bumper sticker labels as well as leprosy.

    The Latest on Air America

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  • Bearded. As in Bulgarian weighlifters, clams and ex-girlfriends. Same root as barber. Not related to Barbi.

    November 23, 2007