- pl. -·vers or -·ver any of a family (Castoridae) of large rodents with soft, brown fur, chisel-like teeth, webbed hind feet, and a flat, broad tail: they often gnaw trees down and build canals and dams to form beaver ponds in which they build dry, dome-shaped, island lodges having underwater entrances
- its fur
- a man's high silk hat, originally made of this fur
- a heavy cloth of felted wool, used for overcoats, etc.
- Slang the female genitals: usually considered somewhat vulgar
Origin of beaverMiddle English bever from Old English beofor: for Indo-European base see bear