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brazenness
noun see brazen I
brazer
noun see braze II
brazier
I. noun Etymology: Middle English brasier, from bras brass Date: 14th century one who works in brass II. noun Etymology: French brasier, from Old French, fire of hot coals, ...
Brazil
or Portuguese Brasil geographical name country E South America; a federal republic capital Brasília area about 3,280,000 square miles (8,495,200 square kilometers), population ...
Brazil nut
noun Etymology: Brazil, South America Date: 1830 a tall South American tree (Bertholletia excelsa of the family Lecythidaceae) that bears large globular capsules each ...
Brazilian
adjective or noun see Brazil
brazilwood
noun Etymology: Spanish brasil, from brasa live coals (from the wood's color), probably of Germanic origin; akin to Swedish brasa fire Date: 1559 the heavy wood of any of ...
Brazos
geographical name river about 840 miles (1350 kilometers) central Texas flowing SE into Gulf of Mexico
Brazzaville
geographical name city & port capital of Republic of the Congo on W bank of Pool Malebo in Congo River population 937,579
BRE
abbreviation 1. bachelor of religious education 2. business reply envelope
Brea
geographical name city SW California SE of Los Angeles population 35,410
breach
I. noun Etymology: Middle English breche, from Old English brǣc act of breaking; akin to Old English brecan to break Date: before 12th century 1. infraction or violation of ...
breach of promise
Date: 1590 violation of a promise especially to marry
bread
I. noun Etymology: Middle English breed, from Old English brēad; akin to Old High German brōt bread, Old English brēowan to brew Date: before 12th century 1. a usually ...
bread and butter
noun Date: 1732 a means of sustenance or livelihood
bread and circuses
noun plural Etymology: translation of Latin panis et circenses Date: 1894 a palliative offered especially to avert potential discontent
bread mold
noun Date: 1914 any of various molds found especially on bread; especially a rhizopus (Rhizopus nigricans syn. R. stolonifer)
bread upon the waters
phrasal resources risked or charitable deeds performed without expectation of return
bread-and-butter
adjective Date: circa 1837 1. a. being as basic as the earning of one's livelihood b. (1) reliable (2) dependable as a source of income
breadbasket
noun Date: 1753 1. slang stomach 2. a major cereal-producing region
breadboard
I. noun Date: 1847 1. a board on which dough is kneaded or bread cut 2. a board on which mounted components are breadboarded II. transitive verb Date: 1956 to make an ...
breadfruit
noun Date: 1697 a round starchy usually seedless fruit that resembles bread in color and texture when baked; also a tall tropical evergreen tree (Artocarpus altilis) of the ...
breadline
noun Date: 1900 a line of people waiting to receive free food
breadstuff
noun Date: 1793 1. a cereal product (as grain or flour) 2. bread
breadth
noun Etymology: Middle English breadeth, breth, from brede breadth (from Old English brǣdu, from brād broad) + -th (as in lengthe length) Date: 15th century 1. distance from ...
breadthwise
adverb or adjective see breadth
breadwinner
noun Date: 1771 1. a means (as a tool or craft) of livelihood 2. a member of a family whose wages supply its livelihood • breadwinning noun
breadwinning
noun see breadwinner
bready
adjective see bread I
break
I. verb (broke; broken; breaking) Etymology: Middle English breken, from Old English brecan; akin to Old High German brehhan to break, Latin frangere Date: before 12th century ...
break a leg
phrasal — used to wish good luck especially to a performer
break away
intransitive verb Date: 1535 1. to detach oneself especially from a group ; get away 2. to depart from former or accustomed ways 3. to pull away with a burst of speed
break beat
noun Etymology: 2break (solo musical passage) Date: 1985 a repetitive drum pattern in hip-hop and dance music; also music based on break beats
break bread
phrasal to dine together
break camp
phrasal to pack up gear and leave a camp or campsite
break cover
also break covert phrasal to start from a covert or lair
break covert
phrasal see break cover
break dancing
noun Etymology: 2break (solo passage) or break beat Date: 1982 dancing in which solo dancers perform acrobatics that involve touching various parts of the body (as the back ...
break down
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to cause to fall or collapse by breaking or shattering b. to make ineffective 2. a. to divide into parts or ...
break even
phrasal to achieve a balance; especially to operate a business or enterprise without either loss or profit
break free
phrasal to get away by overcoming restraints or constraints
break ground
phrasal 1. to begin construction 2. (or break new ground) to make or show discoveries ; pioneer
break in
verb Date: circa 1535 intransitive verb 1. to enter something (as a building or computer system) without consent or by force 2. a. intrude b. to interrupt a ...
break into
phrasal 1. to begin with or as if with a sudden throwing off of restraint 2. to make entry or entrance into 3. interrupt
break off
verb Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to stop abruptly 2. to become detached 3. to end a relationship transitive verb 1. discontinue 2. to remove ...
break one's heart
phrasal to crush emotionally with sorrow
break one's wrists
phrasal to turn the wrists as part of the swing of a club or bat
break out
verb Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to develop or emerge with suddenness or force 2. a. to become covered b. to become affected with a skin ...
break point
noun Date: 1969 a situation in tennis in which the receiving player can win the game by scoring the next point; also the point so scored
break rank
phrasal see break ranks
break ranks
also break rank phrasal to differ in opinion or action from one's peers — often used with with
break the back of
phrasal to subdue the main force of
break the ice
phrasal 1. to make a beginning 2. to get through the first difficulties in starting a conversation or discussion
break through
intransitive verb Date: 1955 to make a breakthrough
break up
verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. a. to cease to exist as a unified whole ; disperse b. to end a romance 2. to lose morale, composure, or resolution; ...
break wind
phrasal to expel gas from the intestine
break-dance
verb see break dancing
break-dancer
noun see break dancing
break-even
adjective Date: 1931 having equal cost and income
break-in
noun Date: 1856 1. the act or action of breaking in 2. a performance or a series of performances serving as a trial run 3. an initial period of operation during which ...
breakable
adjective Date: 1570 capable of being broken • breakable noun
breakage
noun Date: 1769 1. loss due to things broken 2. a. the action or an instance of breaking b. a quantity broken
breakaway
I. noun Date: 1881 1. a. one that breaks away b. a departure from or rejection of (as a group or tradition) 2. a. a play (as in hockey) in which an offensive player ...
breakbone fever
noun Date: 1855 dengue
breakdown
noun Date: 1827 1. the action or result of breaking down: as a. a failure to function b. failure to progress or have effect ; disintegration c. a physical, mental, ...
breaker
I. noun Date: 12th century 1. a. one that breaks b. a machine or plant for breaking rocks or coal c. chiefly British one who breaks up ships or cars for salvage d. ...
breakeven
noun Date: 1958 the point at which cost and income are equal and there is neither profit nor loss; also a financial result reflecting neither profit nor loss
breakfast
noun Date: 15th century 1. the first meal of the day especially when taken in the morning 2. the food prepared for a breakfast • breakfast verb • breakfaster noun
breakfaster
noun see breakfast
breakfront
noun Date: 1928 a large cabinet or bookcase whose center section projects beyond the flanking end sections
breaking and entering
noun Date: 1778 the act of forcing or otherwise gaining unlawful passage into and entering another's building
breaking point
noun Date: 1865 1. the point at which a person gives way under stress 2. the point at which a situation becomes critical 3. the point at which something loses force or ...
breakneck
adjective Date: 1562 very fast or dangerous
breakout
I. noun Date: 1820 a violent or forceful break from a restraining condition or situation; especially a military attack to break from encirclement II. adjective Date: 1978 ...
breakthrough
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1918 1. an offensive thrust that penetrates and carries beyond a defensive line in warfare 2. an act or instance of breaking through an ...
breakup
noun Date: 1794 1. an act or instance of breaking up 2. the breaking, melting, and loosening of ice in the spring
breakup value
noun Date: 1902 the value especially of shares of stock of a corporation liquidating its assets
breakwater
noun Date: circa 1769 an offshore structure (as a wall) protecting a harbor or beach from the force of waves
bream
I. noun (plural bream or breams) Etymology: Middle English breme, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brahsima bream, Middle High German brehen to ...
breast
I. noun Etymology: Middle English brest, from Old English brēost; akin to Old High German brust breast, Old Irish brú belly, Russian bryukho Date: before 12th century 1. ...
breast drill
noun Date: 1857 a portable drill with a plate that is pressed by the breast in forcing the drill against the work
breast-beating
noun Date: 1938 noisy demonstrative protestation (as of grief, anger, or self-recrimination)
breast-feed
verb Date: 1903 transitive verb to feed (a baby) from a mother's breast intransitive verb to breast-feed a baby
breastbone
noun Date: before 12th century sternum
Breasted
biographical name James Henry 1865-1935 American orientalist
breasted
adjective see breast I
breastplate
noun Date: 14th century 1. a usually metal plate worn as defensive armor for the breast — see armor illustration 2. a vestment worn in ancient times by a Jewish high priest ...
breaststroke
noun Date: 1867 a swimming stroke executed in a prone position by coordinating a kick in which the legs are brought forward with the knees together and the feet are turned ...
breaststroker
noun see breaststroke
breastwork
noun Date: 1642 a temporary fortification
breath
noun Etymology: Middle English breth, from Old English brǣth; akin to Old High German brādam breath, and perhaps to Old English beorma yeast — more at barm Date: before 12th ...
breath of fresh air
phrasal a welcome or refreshing change
breathability
noun see breathable
breathable
adjective Date: circa 1731 1. suitable for breathing 2. allowing air to pass through ; porous • breathability noun
Breathalyzer
trademark — used for a device that is used to determine the alcohol content of a breath sample
breathe
verb (breathed; breathing) Etymology: Middle English brethen, from breth Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to draw air into and expel it from the lungs ; ...
breathe down one's neck
phrasal 1. to threaten especially in attack or pursuit 2. to keep one under close or constant surveillance
breathe easier
phrasal see breathe easy
breathe easily
phrasal see breathe easy
breathe easy
or breathe easier or breathe easily or breathe freely phrasal to enjoy relief (as from pressure or danger)
breathe freely
phrasal see breathe easy
breathed
adjective Date: 1580 1. having breath especially of a specified kind — usually used in combination 2. voiceless 2
breather
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that breathes 2. a break in activity for rest or relief 3. a small vent in an otherwise airtight enclosure
breathily
adverb see breathy
breathiness
noun see breathy
breathing
noun Date: 1746 either of the marks ‘ and ' used in writing Greek to indicate aspiration or its absence
breathing room
noun see breathing space
breathing space
noun Date: 1599 some time in which to recover, get organized, or get going — called also breathing room, breathing spell
breathing spell
noun see breathing space
breathing tube
noun Date: 1969 a tube inserted (as through the nose or mouth) into the trachea to maintain an unobstructed passageway especially to deliver oxygen or anesthesia to the lungs
breathless
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. not breathing b. dead 2. a. panting or gasping for breath b. gripped with emotion c. intense, gripping d. very rapid ...
breathlessly
adverb see breathless
breathlessness
noun see breathless
breathtaking
adjective Date: 1877 1. making one out of breath 2. a. exciting, thrilling b. very great ; astonishing • breathtakingly adverb
breathtakingly
adverb see breathtaking
breathy
adjective (breathier; -est) Date: 1883 characterized or accompanied by or as if by the audible passage of breath • breathily adverb • breathiness noun
breccia
noun Etymology: Italian Date: 1774 a rock composed of sharp fragments embedded in a fine-grained matrix (as sand or clay)
brecciate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1772 1. to form (rock) into breccia 2. to break (rock) into fragments • brecciation noun
brecciation
noun see brecciate
Brecht
biographical name Bertolt 1898-1956 German dramatist • Brechtian adjective
Brechtian
adjective see Brecht
Breckinridge
biographical name John Cabell 1821-1875 American politician; vice president of the United States (1857-61)
Brecknock
geographical name see Brecon
Brecknockshire
geographical name see Brecon 1
Brecon
or Brecknock geographical name 1. (or Breconshire) (or Brecknockshire) former county SE Wales capital Brecon 2. town SE Wales in Powys population 7422
Brecon Beacons
geographical name two mountain peaks SE Wales in S Powys
Breconshire
geographical name see Brecon 1
bred-in-the-bone
adjective Date: 15th century 1. deep-rooted 2. inveterate
Breda
geographical name commune S Netherlands in North Brabant province population 162,951
brede
noun Etymology: variant of braid Date: 1640 archaic embroidery
breech
noun Etymology: Middle English, breeches, from Old English brēc, plural of brōc leg covering; akin to Old High German bruoh breeches, Latin braca pants Date: before 12th ...
breech birth
noun see breech delivery
breech delivery
noun Date: 1882 delivery of a fetus by breech presentation — called also breech birth
breech presentation
noun Date: 1811 presentation of the fetus in which the breech is the first part to appear at the uterine cervix
breech-loading
adjective see breechloader
breechblock
noun Date: 1881 the block in breech-loading firearms that closes the rear of the barrel against the force of the charge and prevents gases from escaping
breechcloth
noun Date: 1793 loincloth
breechclout
noun Date: 1757 loincloth
breeches buoy
noun Date: 1880 a canvas seat in the form of breeches hung from a life buoy running on a hawser and used to haul persons from one ship to another or from ship to shore ...
breeching
noun Date: circa 1524 1. the part of a harness that passes around the rump of a draft animal 2. the short coarse wool on the rump and hind legs of a sheep or goat; also the ...
breechloader
noun Date: 1855 a firearm that loads at the breech • breech-loading adjective
breed
I. verb (bred; breeding) Etymology: Middle English breden, from Old English brēdan; akin to Old English brōd brood Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to produce ...
breeder
noun Date: 1531 one that breeds: as a. an animal or plant kept for propagation b. one engaged in the breeding of a specified organism c. a nuclear reactor designed to ...
breeder reactor
noun see breeder
breeding
noun Date: 14th century 1. the action or process of bearing or generating 2. ancestry 3. a. archaic education
breeding ground
noun Date: 1630 1. the place to which animals go to breed 2. a place or set of circumstances suitable for or favorable to growth and development
breeks
noun plural Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) breke, from Old English brēc Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish breeches
breeze
I. noun Etymology: probably from Spanish brisa northeast wind Date: 1626 1. a. a light gentle wind b. a wind of from 4 to 31 miles (6 to 50 kilometers) an hour 2. ...
breezeless
adjective see breeze I
breezeway
noun Date: 1931 a roofed often open passage connecting two buildings (as a house and garage) or halves of a building
breezily
adverb see breezy
breeziness
noun see breezy
breezy
adjective (breezier; -est) Date: 1637 1. swept by breezes 2. a. briskly informal b. airy, nonchalant • breezily adverb • breeziness noun
Bregenz
geographical name commune W Austria on Lake Constance capital of Vorarlberg population 27,236
bregma
noun (plural bregmata) Etymology: New Latin bregmat-, bregma, from Late Latin, front part of the head, from Greek; akin to Greek brechmos front part of the head — more at ...
Bremen
geographical name 1. former duchy N Germany between the lower Weser & the lower Elbe 2. state NW Germany area 156 square miles (404 square kilometers), population 681,700 ...
Bremerhaven
geographical name city & port NW Germany in Bremen state at mouth of the Weser; includes former city of Wesermünde population 130,938
Bremerton
geographical name city & port W Washington on Puget Sound population 37,259
bremsstrahlung
noun Etymology: German, literally, decelerated radiation Date: 1939 the electromagnetic radiation produced by the sudden retardation of a charged particle in an intense ...
Brennan
biographical name William Joseph, Jr. 1906-1997 American jurist
Brenner
biographical name Sydney 1927- British (South African-born) geneticist
Brenner Pass
geographical name mountain pass about 4495 feet (1370 meters) in the Alps between Austria & Italy
Brent
or formerly Brentford and Chiswick geographical name borough of W Greater London, England population 226,100
brent goose
noun Date: 1570 chiefly British brant
Brenta
geographical name river 100 miles (161 kilometers) N Italy flowing SE into the Adriatic S of Chioggia
Brentford and Chiswick
geographical name see Brent
Brentwood
geographical name 1. city W central California E of Oakland population 23,302 2. city W central Tennessee S of Nashville population 23,445
Brescia
or ancient Brixia geographical name commune N Italy in E Lombardy ENE of Milan population 200,722
Breslau
geographical name — see wroclaw
Brest
geographical name 1. (or formerly Brest Litovsk) city SW Belarus on Bug River population 277,000 2. commune & port NW France in Brittany population 153,099
Brest Litovsk
geographical name see Brest 1
Bretagne
geographical name see Brittany II
brethren
Date: before 12th century plural of brother — used chiefly in formal or solemn address or in referring to the members of a profession, society, or sect
Brethren
noun plural Date: 1822 members of various sects originating chiefly in 18th century German Pietism; especially dunkers
Breton
I. noun Etymology: French, from Medieval Latin Briton-, Brito, from Latin, Briton Date: 1653 1. a native or inhabitant of Brittany 2. the Celtic language of the Breton ...
Breton, Cape
geographical name headland Canada; easternmost point of Cape Breton Island & of Nova Scotia, at 59°48′W
Breughel
biographical name see Brueghel
breve
noun Etymology: Middle English brefe, from Medieval Latin, from neuter of brevis brief — more at brief Date: 15th century 1. a note equivalent to two whole notes 2. a ...
brevet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, document, from Anglo-French, diminutive of bref letter — more at brief Date: 1689 a commission giving a military officer higher nominal ...
breviary
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English breviarie, from Medieval Latin breviarium, from Latin, summary, from brevis Date: 15th century 1. often capitalized a. a book ...
brevity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Latin brevitas, from brevis Date: 15th century shortness of duration; especially shortness or conciseness of expression
brew
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English brēowan; akin to Latin fervēre to boil — more at barm Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to prepare (as ...
brewage
noun Date: 1542 1. brew 1a 2. brew 2
brewer
noun see brew I
brewer's yeast
noun Date: 1855 a yeast used or suitable for use in brewing; specifically the dried pulverized cells of such a yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used especially as a source of ...
brewery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1658 a plant where malt liquors are produced
brewmaster
noun Date: 1904 a person who supervises the brewing process of malt liquors
brewpub
noun Date: 1984 a restaurant that sells beverages brewed on the premises
brewski
noun Etymology: 2brew + -ski, suffix in Slavic surnames Date: 1978 slang beer 4
Brewster
biographical name William 1567-1644 Pilgrim father
Breyer
biographical name Stephen Gerald 1938- American jurist
Brezhnev
biographical name Leonid Ilyich 1906-1982 Russian politician; president of U.S.S.R. (1960-64; 1977-82); 1st secretary of Communist party (1964-82)
Brian
also Brian Boru biographical name 941-1014 king of Ireland (1002-14)
Brian Boru
biographical name see Brian
Briand
biographical name Aristide 1862-1932 French statesman
briar
I. noun also brier Etymology: Middle English brere, from Old English brēr Date: 15th century a plant (as a rose, blackberry, or greenbrier) having a usually woody and ...
briard
noun Etymology: French, from Brie, district in France Date: circa 1929 any of an old French breed of large long-coated sheepdogs
briary
adjective see briar I
bribable
adjective see bribe II
bribe
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, morsel given to a beggar, bribe, from Anglo-French, morsel Date: 15th century 1. money or favor given or promised in order to influence the ...
bribee
noun see bribe II
briber
noun see bribe II
bribery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1549 the act or practice of giving or taking a bribe
bric-a-brac
noun (plural bric-a-brac) Etymology: French bric-à-brac Date: 1840 1. a miscellaneous collection of small articles commonly of ornamental or sentimental value ; curios 2. ...
brick
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English bryke, from Middle Dutch bricke Date: 15th century 1. plural bricks or brick a handy-sized unit of building or ...
brick red
noun Date: 1810 a moderate reddish brown
brick wall
noun Date: 15th century 1. a wall made of brick 2. an immovable block or obstruction
brick-and-mortar
or bricks-and-mortar adjective Date: 1992 relating to or being a traditional business serving customers in a building as contrasted to an online business
brickbat
noun Etymology: brick + 1bat (lump, fragment) Date: 1579 1. a fragment of a hard material (as a brick); especially one used as a missile 2. an uncomplimentary remark
brickfield
noun Date: 1801 British brickyard
bricklayer
noun Date: 15th century a person who lays brick • bricklaying noun
bricklaying
noun see bricklayer
brickle
adjective Etymology: Middle English brekyl Date: 13th century dialect brittle
bricks-and-mortar
adjective see brick-and-mortar
brickwork
noun Date: 1580 work of or with bricks and mortar
brickyard
noun Date: 1731 a place where bricks are made
bricolage
noun Etymology: French, from bricoler to putter about Date: 1964 construction (as of a sculpture or a structure of ideas) achieved by using whatever comes to hand; also ...
bridal
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bridale, from Old English brȳdealu, from brȳd + ealu ale — more at ale Date: before 12th century a marriage festival or ceremony II. ...
bridal wreath
noun Date: circa 1889 a spirea (Spiraea prunifolia) widely grown for its umbels of small white flowers borne in spring
bride
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English brȳd; akin to Old High German brūt bride Date: before 12th century a woman just married or about to be married
bride-price
noun Date: 1876 a payment given by or in behalf of a prospective husband to the bride's family in many cultures
bridegroom
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) brydegrome, by folk etymology from Middle English bridegome, from Old English brȳdguma, from brȳd + guma man; akin to Old High German ...
bridesmaid
noun Date: 1552 1. a woman who is an attendant of a bride 2. one that finishes just behind the winner
bridewell
noun Etymology: Bridewell, London jail Date: circa 1593 prison
bridge
I. noun Etymology: Middle English brigge, from Old English brycg; akin to Old High German brucka bridge, Old Church Slavic brŭvŭno beam Date: before 12th century 1. a. a ...
bridge loan
noun Date: 1975 a short-term loan used to finance an enterprise, investment, or government pending the receipt of other funds
bridgeable
adjective see bridge II
bridgehead
noun Date: 1812 1. a. a fortification protecting the end of a bridge nearest an enemy b. an area around the end of a bridge 2. an advanced position seized in hostile ...
bridgeless
adjective see bridge I
Bridgend
geographical name administrative area of S Wales area 95 square miles (246 square kilometers)
Bridgeport
geographical name city SW Connecticut on Long Island Sound population 139,529
Bridger
biographical name James 1804-1881 American pioneer & scout
Bridges
biographical name Robert Seymour 1844-1930 English poet; poet laureate (1913-30)
Bridget
biographical name see Brigit
Bridgeton
geographical name city SW New Jersey population 22,771
Bridgetown
geographical name city & port British West Indies capital of Barbados population 6070
Bridgewater
geographical name city SE Massachusetts S of Brockton population 25,185
bridgework
noun Date: 1883 dental bridges
bridle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bridel, from Old English brīdel; akin to Old English bregdan to move quickly — more at braid Date: before 12th century 1. the headgear ...
bridle path
noun Date: 1811 a trail suitable for horseback riding
Brie
I. noun Etymology: French, from Brie, district in France Date: 1835 a soft surface-ripened cheese with a whitish rind and a pale yellow interior II. geographical name ...
brief
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English bref, breve, from Anglo-French bref, brief, from Latin brevis; akin to Old High German murg short, Greek brachys Date: 14th century 1. ...
briefcase
noun Date: 1917 a flat flexible case for carrying papers or books
briefer
noun see brief III
briefing
noun Date: 1910 an act or instance of giving precise instructions or essential information
briefly
adverb Date: 14th century 1. a. in a brief way b. in brief 2. for a short time
briefness
noun see brief I
Brienne
geographical name 1. former county NE France in Champagne NNE of Troyes 2. town, its capital
Brienz
geographical name town Switzerland in SE Bern canton at NE end of Lake of Brienz (9 miles or 14 kilometers long, in course of the Aare)
brier
variant of briar
brig
I. noun Etymology: short for brigantine Date: 1712 a 2-masted square-rigged ship II. noun Etymology: probably from 1brig Date: 1832 1. a place (as on a ship) for ...
Brig Gen
abbreviation brigadier general
brigade
I. noun Etymology: French, from Italian brigata, from brigare to fight — more at brigand Date: 1634 1. a. a large body of troops b. a tactical and administrative ...
brigadier
noun Etymology: French, from brigade Date: 1678 1. an officer in the British army commanding a brigade and ranking immediately below a major general 2. brigadier general
brigadier general
noun Date: 1690 a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who ranks above a colonel and whose insignia is one star
Brigadoon
noun Etymology: from Brigadoon, village in the musical Brigadoon (1947) by A. J. Lerner and F. Loewe Date: 1968 a place that is idyllic, unaffected by time, or remote from ...
brigand
noun Etymology: Middle English brigaunt, from Middle French brigand, from Old Italian brigante, from brigare to fight, from briga strife, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish ...
brigandage
noun see brigand
brigandine
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from brigand Date: 15th century medieval body armor of scales or plates
brigantine
noun Etymology: Middle French brigantin, from Old Italian brigantino, from brigante Date: 1525 a 2-masted sailing ship that is square-rigged except for a fore-and-aft ...
Brighid
biographical name see Brigit
Bright
biographical name John 1811-1889 English orator & statesman
bright
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English beorht; akin to Old High German beraht bright, Sanskrit bhrājate it shines Date: before 12th century 1. a. ...
Bright's disease
noun Etymology: Richard Bright died 1858 English physician Date: 1831 any of several kidney diseases marked especially by albumin in the urine
bright-line
adjective Date: 1982 providing an unambiguous criterion or guideline especially in law

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