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Meaning of BEAVER

Pronunciation:  'beevur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail; construct complex dams and underwater lodges
  2. [n]  a hat made of beaver fur or similar material
  3. [n]  a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face
  4. [n]  a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with beaver or silk
  5. [n]  a full beard
  6. [n]  the soft brown fur of the beaver
  7. [v]  work hard on something

BEAVER is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: beaver away, castor, dress hat, high hat, opera hat, silk hat, stovepipe, top hat, topper
 See Also: armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, beard, Castor, Castor canadensis, Castor fiber, chapeau, face fungus, fur, fur hat, genus Castor, gnawer, gnawing animal, hat, helmet, lid, New World beaver, Old World beaver, pelt, plate armor, plate armour, rodent, whiskers, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bea"ver\, n. [OE. bever, AS. beofer, befer; akin to D.
    bever, OHG. bibar, G. biber, Sw. b["a]fver, Dan. b[ae]ver,
    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. ?253.
    See {Brown}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) An amphibious rodent, of the genus {Castor}.
    Note: It has palmated hind feet, and a broad, flat tail. It
          is remarkable for its ingenuity in constructing its
          valued for its fur, and for the material called castor,
          obtained from two small bags in the groin of the
          animal. The European species is {Castor fiber}, and the
          American is generally considered a variety of this,
          although sometimes called {Castor Canadensis}.
    2. The fur of the beaver.
    3. A hat, formerly made of the fur of the beaver, but now
       usually of silk.
             A brown beaver slouched over his eyes. --Prescott.
    4. Beaver cloth, a heavy felted woolen cloth, used chiefly
       for making overcoats.
    {Beaver rat} (Zo["o]l.), an aquatic ratlike quadruped of
       Tasmania ({Hydromys chrysogaster}).
    {Beaver skin}, the furry skin of the beaver.
    {Bank beaver}. See under 1st {Bank}.
  2. \Bea"ver\, n. [OE. baviere, bauier, beavoir, bever; fr.
    F. bavi[`e]re, fr. bave slaver, drivel, foam, OF., prattle,
    drivel, perh. orig. an imitative word. Bavi[`e]re, according
    to Cotgrave, is the bib put before a (slavering) child.]
    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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a beaver building a dam, symbolizes ambition and that hard work is necessary to achieve your own goals. It is time to put your ideas into action and settle any differences with fellow coworkers and friends. In isolating yourself from these people, you will find it difficult to attain your goals. The support of people around you are important.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: activist, ball of fire, beard, big-time operator, bristles, bustler, busy bee, doer, down, eager beaver, enthusiast, goatee, go-getter, human dynamo, hustler, imperial, live wire, man of action, man of deeds, militant, new broom, operator, peach fuzz, political activist, powerhouse, side whiskers, stubble, take-charge guy, tuft, Vandyke, wheeler-dealer, whiskers, winner