beret

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beret a cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beret A round flat woolen cap worn by the Basque peasantry.
    • n beret Same as biretta.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Beret bėr′et a flat woollen cap worn by the Basques.
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Quotations

  • Fred A. Allen
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    “The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Looking straight out at her, wearing a beret and a velvet jacket, was Erik Valborg.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
What would Father Roubier think of Father Beret?
"The Garden Of Allah" by Robert Hichens
Pere Beret came and leaned on the low fence close to Alice.
"Alice of Old Vincennes" by Maurice Thompson
Reddish-brown hair escaped spikily from under a mud-spattered beret.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
His head gear consists of a beret or a large hat.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
He swept off his beret and made a deep bow.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
She seldom talked to Beret, and often when Beret talked to her, answered nothing but Yes or No.
"The Bridal March; One Day" by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Lunt and Khadra took off their berets, but made no move to unbuckle their gun belts.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
She pulled open the desk drawer and got her beret.
"Hex" by Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
His disordered locks, beret upon the floor, red tie askew, if not his tragic, rolling eyes and clenched fists, would have apprised Mlle.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
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In poetry:

Alarmed by the anguished cries,
three riflemen come running,
their black capes tightly drawn,
and berets down over their brow.
"The Gypsy And The Wind" by Federico Garcia Lorca
I feel your eyes traveling, and the autumn is far off:
Grey beret, voice of a bird, heart like a house
Towards which my deep longings migrated
And my kisses fell, happy as embers.
"I Remember You As You Were" by Pablo Neruda

In news:

Green Beret convicted of killing family in 1979 may get new trial.
Football's a snap for UT's Boyer after stint as Green Beret in Iraq.
For UT's Green Beret , football is a snap.
'A long time coming,' Palisades Park Green Beret killed in Vietnam to be buried in Arlington.
Green Beret James Leslie Moreland's remains to be buried in Bibb County 43 years after MIA in Vietnam.
Green Beret to Receive Medal of Honor for Saving 22 Lives in Afghanistan.
Green Beret in farmer's clothing.
Citizens, wearing trademark red berets and jackets, walk neighborhoods around downtown Denver, armed with radios and a passion for helping those in need.
The Revenge of the Olympic Beret.
After the bombings, a Green Beret studying Arabic said he expects his world to change fast.
The Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Forged a New Afghanistan.
Jeffrey MacDonald Green Beret Jeffrey MacDonald in 1970 at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Man in black beret holds up bank.
In response to the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001, Nate Boyer enlisted in the military and joined the Green Berets.
Shaved-headed White Dude, mid-40s, in black hoodie and beret.
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