Bellarmine Bel"lar*mine, n. A stoneware jug of a pattern originated in the neighborhood of Cologne, Germany, in the 16th century. It has a bearded face or mask supposed to represent Cardinal Bellarmine, a leader in the Roman Catholic Counter Reformation, following the Reformation; -- called also {graybeard}, {longbeard}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Graybeard — Gray beard , n. An old man. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • graybeard — [grā′bird΄] n. an old man …   English World dictionary

  • graybeard — noun Date: 1565 an old man …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • graybeard — graybearded, adj. /gray beard /, n. 1. Sometimes Disparaging. a man whose beard is gray; old man; sage. 2. bellarmine. Also, greybeard. [1570 80; GRAY1 + BEARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • graybeard — noun Alternative spelling of greybeard …   Wiktionary

  • graybeard — Synonyms and related words: Father Time, Methuselah, Nestor, Old Paar, centenarian, dotard, elder, gaffer, geezer, golden ager, gramps, grandfather, grandsire, gray headed person, grayhair, grisard, nonagenarian, octogenarian, old chap, old… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • graybeard — n. old man, one who has a gray beard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • graybeard — noun US spelling of greybeard …   English new terms dictionary

  • graybeard — n old man, old timer, venerable, patriarch, grandfather, golden ager; gaffer, codger, Sl. geezer. 2. sage, solon, Solomon, philosopher, thinker …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • graybeard — gray•beard [[t]ˈgreɪˌbɪərd[/t]] n. off sts a man whose beard is gray; old man; sage • Etymology: 1570–80 gray′beard′ed, adj …   From formal English to slang

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