- simple past tense and past participle of
From Middle English berded, from Old English ġebearded, ġebeardede, ġebierd, ġebierde (“bearded”), from Proto-Germanic *bardidaz (“bearded”), equivalent to beard + -ed. Cognate with Dutch bebaarde (“bearded”), Middle Low German bārt (“bearded”), archaic German gebartet (“bearded”).
- Having a beard; involving a beard.
- c. 1603–1604 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene i]:
- Good sir, be a man: / Think every bearded fellow that's but yoked / May draw with you:
- 1693, Juvenal, The Satyrs, translated by John Dryden and others, London: J. Tonson, 1735, 6th edition, Satyr VI, p. 80, 
- There are who in soft Eunuchs place their Bliss; / To shun the Scrubbing of a bearded Kiss, / And 'scape Abortion; but their solid Joy / Is when the Page, already past a Boy, / Is Capon'd late; and to the Gelder shown, / With his two Pounders to Perfection grown. / When all the Navel string cou'd give, appears; / All but the Beard, and that's the Barber's loss, not theirs.
- 1899 September – 1900 July, Joseph Conrad, chapter XII, in Lord Jim: A Tale, Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons, published 1900, OCLC 8754022, page 160:
- He made us laugh till we cried, and, not altogether displeased at the effect, undersized and bearded to the waist like a gnome, he would tiptoe amongst us and say, 'It's all very well for you beggars to laugh, but my immortal soul was shrivelled down to the size of a parched pea after a week of that work.'
- Having a fringe or appendage resembling a beard in some way (often followed by with).
- 1847 November 1, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie, Boston, Mass.: William D. Ticknor & Company, OCLC 12526426, (please specify either |part=I or II), line 1-3:
- This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, / Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, / Stand like Druids of eld [...]
- 1881, Oscar Wilde, "Panthea" in Poems, Boston: Roberts Brothers, p. 182, 
- [...] but the joyous sea / Shall be our raiment, and the bearded star / Shoot arrows at our pleasure!
- 1894, A. E., "On a Hill-Top" in Homeward: Songs by the Way, London: John Lane, 1901, p. 42, 
- Bearded with dewy grass the mountains thrust / Their blackness high into the still grey light,
- (Of an axe) having the lower portion of the axehead extending the cutting edge significantly below the width of the butt, thus providing a wide cutting surface while keeping overall weight low.
- (in combination) Having a beard (or similar appendage) of a specified type.
- c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
- [...] who knows / If the scarce-bearded Caesar have not sent / His powerful mandate to you, ‘Do this, or this; Take in that kingdom, and enfranchise that; / Perform 't, or else we damn thee.’
- 1855, Matthew Arnold, Balder Dead, Part II, lines 55-7, in The Poems of Matthew Arnold, 1840-1867, Oxford University Press, 1909, p. 248, 
- [...] for with his hammer Thor / Smote 'mid the rocks the lichen-bearded pines / And burst their roots [...]
- 1951, C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian, Collins, 1998, Chapter 11,
- Down below that in the Great River, now at its coldest hour, the heads and shoulders of the nymphs, and the great weedy-bearded head of the river-god, rose from the water.
- barbigerous, beardy, be-bearded
- (botany) awny, barbate, barbed
- (zoology, botany) bristly
- (heraldry) barbed
- bearded clam
- bearded dragon
- bearded eagle
- bearded hawksbeard
- bearded iris
- bearded lady
- bearded mountaineer
- bearded mussel
- bearded pig
- bearded reedling
- bearded seal
- bearded tit
- bearded tortoise
- bearded vulture
- white-bearded antshrike
bearded (plural beardeds)
- (informal, botany, horticulture) A bearded iris.
- 2017, Barbara W. Ellis, “Iris: Irises”, in Taylor's Guide to Growing North America's Favorite Plants: Proven Perennials, Annuals, Flowering Trees, Shrubs, & Vines for Every Garden, New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, →ISBN, page 181:
- The herbaceous perennial irises benefit from at least one feeding a year in early spring as growth begins. Siberian and Japanese irises appreciate a second feeding just as the flowers fade. Beardeds do best with a second feeding in late summer.