Vandyke beard
Vandyke beard Van*dyke" beard` A trim, pointed beard, such as those often seen in pictures by Vandyke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Vandyke beard — Vandyke′ beard′ n. a short, pointed beard • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Vandyke beard — n. a closely trimmed, pointed beard …   English World dictionary

  • vandyke beard — noun a short pointed beard (named after the artist Anthony Vandyke) • Syn: ↑vandyke • Hypernyms: ↑beard, ↑face fungus, ↑whiskers * * * noun Usage: often capitalized V Etymology: so called from its …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vandyke Beard —    Sir Anthony Van Dycke (or Van Dyck) sported a well trimmed beard all his adult life. Vandyke (1599 1641), as the English spelled it, was a Flemish painter born in Antwerp, the seventh of twelve children of a silk merchant. When a youth, he was …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Vandyke beard — a short, pointed beard. Also called Vandyke, vandyke. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vandyke beard — /vændaɪk ˈbɪəd/ (say vanduyk beard) noun a short, pointed beard …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vandyke — [van dīk′] n. short for: 1. VANDYKE BEARD 2. VANDYKE COLLAR adj. of, or in the style of, Van Dyck or in the fashion of the subjects of his portraits …   English World dictionary

  • Vandyke — n. & adj. n. 1 each of a series of large points forming a border to lace or cloth etc. 2 a cape or collar etc. with these. adj. (Vandyke) in the style of dress, esp. with pointed borders, common in portraits by Van Dyck. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vandyke — n. & adj. n. 1 each of a series of large points forming a border to lace or cloth etc. 2 a cape or collar etc. with these. adj. (Vandyke) in the style of dress, esp. with pointed borders, common in portraits by Van Dyck. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vandyke (or Van Dyck), Sir Anthony —  (1599–1641) Born Anton Van Dijck, but that spelling is almost never encountered outside his native Belgium. In America his name is usually rendered as Sir Anthony Vandyke, though Van Dyck (the spelling favored in Britain) is also sometimes found …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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