UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbiːk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bik/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bēk)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
beak /bik/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Birdsthe hard, curved, horny part of a bird's mouth; bill.
  2. Zoologyany horny or stiff mouthpart of an animal that sticks out or is curved like a bird's.
  3. Slang TermsSlang. a person's nose:His beak curved out and down.
beaked /bikt, ˈbikɪd/USA pronunciation  adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
beak  (bēk),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Birdsthe bill of a bird; neb.
  2. Zoologyany similar horny mouthpart in other animals, as the turtle or duckbill.
  3. anything beaklike or ending in a point, as the spout of a pitcher.
  4. Slang Termsa person's nose.
  5. Insects[Entomol.]proboscis (def. 3).
  6. Botanya narrowed or prolonged tip.
  7. Nautical, Naval Terms(formerly) a metal or metal-sheathed projection from the bow of a warship, used to ram enemy vessels;
  8. Printing[Typography.]a serif on the arm of a character, as of a K.
  9. ArchitectureAlso called  bird's beak. a pendant molding forming a drip, as on the soffit of a cornice.
  10. [Chiefly Brit. Slang.]
    • British Termsa judge;
    • British Termsa schoolmaster.
beaked  (bēk),USA pronunciation adj.  beakless, adj. 
beaklike′, adj. 
beaky, adj. 
  • Gaulish
  • Latin beccus
  • Old French
  • Middle English bec 1175–1225

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
beak /biːk/ n
  1. the projecting jaws of a bird, covered with a horny sheath; bill
  2. any beaklike mouthpart in other animals, such as turtles
  3. slang a person's nose, esp one that is large, pointed, or hooked
  4. any projecting part, such as the pouring lip of a bucket
  5. another word for ram
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French bec, from Latin beccus, of Gaulish origin

beaked /biːkt/ adj ˈbeaky adj
beak /biːk/ n
  1. a Brit slang word for judge, magistrate, headmaster, schoolmaster
Etymology: 19th Century: originally thieves' jargon
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