Definition and Meanings for beavers

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Beavers is ranked 25,981 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of beavers


Etymology of beavers

oe. bever, as. beofer, befer; akin to d. bever, ohg. bibar, g. biber, sw. b, dan. b, lith. bebru, russ. bobr', gael. beabhar, corn. befer, l. fiber, and skr. babhrus large ichneumon; also as an adj., brown, the animal being probably named from its color. brown oe. baviere, bauier, beavoir, bever; fr. f. bavi, fr. bave slaver, drivel, foam, of., prattle, drivel, perh. orig. an imitative word. bavi, according to cotgrave, is the bib put before a (slavering) child

Meaning of beavers

as noun

  • an amphibious rodent, of the genus castor.
  • the fur of the beaver.
  • a hat, formerly made of the fur of the beaver, but now usually of silk.
  • beaver cloth, a heavy felted woolen cloth, used chiefly for making overcoats.
  • a man's beard.
  • the hair on a woman's pubic area; -- vulgar.
  • a woman; -- vulgar and offensive.
  • a person who works enthusiastically and diligently; -- used especially in the phrase eager beaver.

as noun

  • that piece of armor which protected the lower part of the face, whether forming a part of the helmet or fixed to the breastplate. it was so constructed (with joints or otherwise) that the wearer could raise or lower it to eat and drink.
  • No antonyms for beavers

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