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bretwalda
or brytenwalda Any of several Anglo-Saxon kings with lordship over kingdoms beyond their own. Used in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the title probably means "ruler of the Britons." ...
bretylium
/breuh til"ee euhm/, n. Pharm. a substance, C18H24BrNO3S, used to treat acute ventricular arrhythmias and suppress ventricular fibrillation. [presumably br(omobenzyl) + ...
Breuer
/broy"euhr/, n. 1. Josef /yoh"zef/, 1842-1925, Austrian neurologist: pioneer in psychoanalytic techniques. 2. Marcel Lajos /mahrdd sel" lo"yawsh/; Eng. /mahr sel"/, 1902-81, ...
Breuer chair
1. See Cesca chair. 2. See Wassily chair. [after M. L. BREUER, their designer] * * *
Breuer, Josef
▪ Austrian physician born January 15, 1842, Vienna, Austria died June 20, 1925, Vienna  Austrian physician and physiologist who was acknowledged by Sigmund Freud (Freud, ...
Breuer, Marcel
▪ Hungarian architect in full  Marcel Lajos Breuer  born May 21, 1902, Pécs, Hung. died July 1, 1981, New York City       architect and designer, one of the most ...
Breuer, Marcel (Lajos)
born May 21, 1902, Pécs, Hung. died July 1, 1981, New York, N.Y., U.S. Hungarian-U.S. architect and furniture designer. He studied and then taught at the Bauhaus (1920–28), ...
Breuer,Marcel Lajos
Breu·er (broiʹər), Marcel Lajos. 1902-1981. Hungarian-born American architect and furniture designer who was associated with the Bauhaus in the 1920s. He is known for his ...
Breughel
/broy"geuhl, brooh"-/; Flemish. /brddue"geuhl/, n. 1. Pieter the Elder /pee"teuhr/; Flemish. /pee"teuhrdd/, ("Peasant Breughel"), c1525-69, Flemish genre and landscape ...
Breuil, Henri
▪ French archaeologist in full  Henri-Édouard-Prosper Breuil  born Feb. 28, 1877, Mortain, France died Aug. 14, 1961, L'Île-Adam  French archaeologist who was especially ...
brev.
1. brevet. 2. brevier. * * *
breve
/breev, brev/, n. 1. a downward dipping curved mark over a vowel to show that it is short, or to indicate a specific pronunciation. 2. Law. a. an initial writ. b. a writ, as one ...
brevet
/breuh vet", brev"it/, n., v., brevetted, brevetting or breveted, breveting. n. 1. a commission promoting a military officer to a higher rank without increase of pay and with ...
brevetcy
See brevet. * * *
brevi-
a combining form meaning "short," used in the formation of compound words: brevirostrate. [ < L, comb. form of brevis; akin to Gk brachýs] * * *
breviary
/bree"vee er'ee, brev"ee-/, n., pl. breviaries. 1. Rom. Cath. Ch. a book containing all the daily psalms, hymns, prayers, lessons, etc., necessary for reciting the office. 2. a ...
brevicaudate
/brev'i kaw"dayt/, adj. Zool. having a short tail. [BREVI- + CAUDATE] * * *
brevier
/breuh vear"/, n. Print. a size of type approximately 8-point, between minion and bourgeois. [1590-1600; < G: lit., BREVIARY; so called from use in printing breviaries] * * *
brevipennate
/brev'euh pen"ayt/, adj. Ornith. having short wings; brachypterous. [BREVI- + PENNATE] * * *
brevirostrate
/brev'euh ros"trayt/, adj. Ornith. having a short beak or bill. [BREVI- + ROSTRATE] * * *
brevity
/brev"i tee/, n. 1. shortness of time or duration; briefness: the brevity of human life. 2. the quality of expressing much in few words; terseness: Brevity is the soul of ...
brew
—brewer, n. /brooh/, v.t. 1. to make (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops. 2. to make or prepare (a beverage, as tea) by mixing, steeping, ...
brewage
/brooh"ij/, n. a fermented liquor brewed from malt. [1535-45; BREW + -AGE; modeled on BEVERAGE] * * *
brewer
See brewage. * * * ➡ Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable * * *
Brewer's blackbird
/brooh"euhrz/ a blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus, of the U.S., the male of which has greenish-black plumage with a purplish-black head. [1855-60, Amer.; named after Thomas M. ...
Brewer's mole.
See hairy-tailed mole. [see BREWER'S BLACKBIRD] * * *
brewer's yeast
a yeast, as of the genus Saccharomyces, suitable for use as a ferment in the manufacture of wine and beer. [1915-20] * * *
brewer'syeast
brew·er's yeast (bro͞oʹərz) n. A yeast of the genus Saccharomyces, used as a ferment in brewing and also as a source of B-complex vitamins. * * *
Brewer, David J(osiah)
born June 20, 1837, Smyrna, Ottoman Empire died March 28, 1910, Washington, D.C., U.S. U.S. jurist. Born to U.S. missionaries, he grew up in Connecticut and practiced law in ...
Brewer, David J.
▪ United States jurist in full  David Josiah Brewer   born June 20, 1837, Smyrna, Ottoman Empire [now İzmir, Turkey] died March 28, 1910, Washington, D.C., U.S.  U.S. ...
Brewer, Lucy
▪ American historical figure pseudonym  Louisa Baker  born late 1700s, Mass., U.S. died early 1800s       self-professed first woman U.S. Marine, whose claim is ...
Brewer, Teresa
▪ 2008 Theresa Veronica Breuer        American singer born May 7, 1931 , Toledo, Ohio died Oct. 17, 2007, New Rochelle, N.Y. was a pop star in the 1950s, best known ...
breweries
➡ beer * * *
brewery
/brooh"euh ree, broor"ee/, n., pl. breweries. a building or establishment for brewing beer or other malt liquors, esp. the building where the brewing is done. [1650-60; BREW + ...
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
(also Brewer) a dictionary that gives information about and the origins of many English words and phrases by referring to history, religion, art, etc. It was first published in ...
brewhouse
/brooh"hows'/, n., pl. brewhouses /-how'ziz/. brewery. [1325-75; ME; see BREW, HOUSE] * * *
brewing
/brooh"ing/, n. 1. the act of a person who brews. 2. the process of being brewed. 3. the occupation or business of producing beer, ale, etc. 4. a quantity or batch brewed in a ...
brewis
/brooh"is, broohz/, n. Newfoundland. 1. hard bread soaked in water and then boiled. 2. such bread, with pieces of fish added, served as a meal. [1520-30; earlier brewz, brewes, ...
brewmaster
/brooh"mas'teuhr, -mah'steuhr/, n. the supervisor of the brewing processes in a brewery. [BREW + MASTER] * * *
brewpub
/brooh"pub'/, n. a bar serving beer brewed at a small microbrewery on the premises. [1985-90] * * *
brewski
/brooh"skee/, n., pl. brewskis. Slang. brew (def. 12). [1980-1985] * * *
Brewster
/brooh"steuhr/, n. 1. William, 1560?-1644, Pilgrim settler: leader of the colonists at Plymouth. 2. a male given name. * * *
Brewster chair
a chair of 17th-century New England having heavy turned uprights with vertical turned spindles filling in the back, the space beneath the arms, and the spaces between the legs. ...
Brewster's law
Optics. the law that light will receive maximum polarization from a reflecting surface when it is incident to the surface at an angle (angle of polarization or polarizing angle) ...
Brewster, Kingman, Jr.
▪ American educator and diplomat born June 17, 1919, Longmeadow, Mass., U.S. died Nov. 8, 1988, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng.       American educator and diplomat who as ...
Brewster, Sir David
▪ Scottish physicist born Dec. 11, 1781, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scot. died Feb. 10, 1868, Allerby, Melrose, Roxburghshire       Scottish physicist noted for his ...
Brewster, William
born 1567, England died April, 1644, Plymouth, Mass. Anglo-American Puritan leader of Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. He studied briefly at the University of Cambridge and ...
Brewster,William
Brew·ster (bro͞oʹstər), William. 1567-1644. English Pilgrim colonist who sailed to America on the Mayflower (1620) and was the religious leader of Plymouth Colony. * * *
Breyer
/bruy"euhr/, n. Stephen G(erald), born 1938, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1994. * * *
Breyer, Stephen
▪ 1995       In recent years, nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court have often been fraught with controversy, with partisan politics taking the place of well-reasoned ...
Breyer, Stephen (Gerald)
born Aug. 15, 1938, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. U.S. jurist. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1964. After clerking for Arthur Goldberg (1964–65), he ...
Breyer,Stephen Gerald
Brey·er (brīʹər), Stephen Gerald. Born 1939. American jurist who was appointed an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1994. * * *
Breytenbach, Breyten
▪ South African author , pseudonym  Jan Blom   born Sept. 16, 1939, Bonnievale, S.Af.       exiled South African writer who was a leading Afrikaner poet and critic of ...
Brézé, Pierre II de
▪ French soldier and statesman Brézé also spelled  Breszé   born 1410? died July 16, 1465, Montlhéry, France       trusted soldier and statesman of Charles VII ...
Brezhnev
/brezh"nef/; Russ. /brddye"zhnyif/, n. Leonid Ilyich /lay"euh nid il"yich/; Russ. /lyi u nyeet" ee lyeech"/, 1906-82, Russian political leader: first secretary of the Soviet ...
Brezhnev Doctrine
the doctrine expounded by Leonid Brezhnev in November 1968 affirming the right of the Soviet Union to intervene in the affairs of Communist countries to strengthen Communism. * * ...
Brezhnev, Leonid (Ilich)
born Dec. 19, 1906, Kamenskoye, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Nov. 10, 1982, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Soviet leader. He worked as an engineer and director of a technical school ...
Brezhnev, Leonid Ilich
▪ president of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics born Dec. 19, 1906, Kamenskoye, Ukraine, Russian Empire [now Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukraine] died Nov. 10, 1982, Moscow, Russia, ...
Brezhnev,Leonid Ilyich
Brezh·nev (brĕzhʹnĕf, -nyĭf), Leonid Ilyich. 1906-1982. Soviet leader. He served as the chairman of the Presidium (now the Politburo) and secretary of the Communist Party ...
Březina, Otakar
▪ Czech poet pseudonym of  Václav Ignác Jebavý   born Sept. 13, 1868, Počátky, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary [now in Czech Republic] died March 25, 1929, Jaroměřice nad ...
Bṛhaspati
▪ Hindu deity       (Sanskrit: “Lord of Prayers”), in Vedic mythology, the preceptor of the gods, the master of sacred wisdom, charms, hymns, and rites, and the sage ...
Brialmont, Henri-Alexis
▪ Belgian engineer born May 25, 1821, Venlo, Neth. died June 21, 1903, Brussels, Belg.       Belgian soldier who was the leading fortifications (fortification) engineer ...
Brialy, Jean-Claude
▪ 2008  French actor born March 30, 1933, Aumale, French Algeria [now Sour el-Ghozlane, Alg.] died May 30, 2007, Paris, France epitomized New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) cinema ...
Brian
/bruy"euhn/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Brian Boru Friel Brian Holland Brian and Eddie Josephson Brian David Medawar Sir Peter Brian Moore ...
Brian Boru
/bruy"euhn baw roh", -rooh", breen"/ 926-1014, king of Ireland 1002-14. Also, Brian Boramha, Brian Boraimhe, Brian Boroimhe, Brian Borumha all pronounced /bruy"euhn baw roh", ...
Brian Clough
➡ Clough * * *
Brian Rix
➡ Rix * * *
Brian, Havergal
▪ British composer in full  William Havergal Brian   born Jan. 29, 1876, Dresden, Staffordshire, Eng. died Nov. 28, 1972, Shoreham, Sussex  English musician and self-taught ...
BrianBoru
Bri·an Bo·ru (brīʹən bə-ro͞oʹ, bô-rōʹ, brēn), 926-1014. Irish king (1002-1014) who spent most of his life fighting the Danes and the Norse. He was killed after the ...
Brianchon, Charles-Julien
▪ French mathematician born December 19, 1783, Sèvres, France died April 29, 1864, Versailles       French mathematician who derived a geometrical theorem (now known ...
Briançon
▪ France       city, Hautes-Alpes département, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur région, southeastern France. Briançon lies at the confluence of the Durance and Guisanne ...
Briand
/bree ahnd"/; Fr. /brddee ahonn"/, n. Aristide /ar"euh steed'/; Fr. /ann rddee steed"/, 1862-1932, French statesman: minister of France 11 times; Nobel peace prize 1926. * * *
Briand, Aristide
born March 28, 1862, Nantes, France died March 7, 1932, Paris French statesman. He became secretary-general of the French Socialist Party in 1901 and served in the Chamber of ...
Briand,Aristide
Bri·and (brē-ändʹ, -äɴʹ), Aristide. 1862-1932. French politician who became prime minister for the first of 11 times in 1909. As foreign minister he was the chief ...
Briansk
Bri·ansk (brē-änskʹ) See Bryansk. * * *
briar
briar1 —briary, adj. /bruy"euhr/, n. brier1. briar2 /bruy"euhr/, n. brier2. * * *
Briard
/bree ahr", -ahrd"/, n. one of a French breed of dogs having a long, slightly wavy coat, raised originally for herding sheep. [1930-35; < F; see BRIE, -ARD] * * * ▪ breed of ...
Briareus
▪ Greek mythology also called  Aegaeon        in Greek mythology, one of three 100-armed, 50-headed Hecatoncheires (from the Greek words for “hundred” and ...
briarroot
/bruy"euhr rooht', -root'/, n. brierroot. * * *
briarwood
/bruy"euhr wood'/, n. brierwood. * * *
bribable
See bribe. * * *
bribe
—bribable, bribeable, adj. —bribability, bribeability, n. —bribee, n. —briber, n. /bruyb/, n., v., bribed, bribing. n. 1. money or any other valuable consideration given ...
briber
See bribable. * * *
bribery
/bruy"beuh ree/, n., pl. briberies. the act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe: Bribery of a public official is a felony. [1350-1400; ME briberie theft < MF: begging. See ...
Bribie Island
▪ island, Queensland, Australia       island off the southeastern coast of Queensland, Australia, at the northern extremity of Moreton Bay. The island is 20 miles (32 ...
Bribrí
▪ people       Indians of the tropical forests of eastern Costa Rica, closely associated with the Talamancan peoples of Panama and also with the Guaymí. Their language ...
bric-a-brac
/brik"euh brak'/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) miscellaneous small articles collected for their antiquarian, sentimental, decorative, or other interest. Also, ...
Brice
/bruys/, n. 1. Fanny (Fannie Borach), 1891-1951, U.S. singer and comedian. 2. a male given name. * * *
Brice, Fanny
orig. Fannie Borach born Oct. 29, 1891, New York, N.Y., U.S. died May 29, 1951, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. comedian and singer. She played in vaudeville and burlesque shows, ...
Brice,Fannie
Brice (brīs), Fannie. 1891-1951. American entertainer who appeared in a number of films as well as the Ziegfield Follies. She portrayed the character of “Baby Snooks” on ...
brick
—bricklike, brickish, adj. /brik/, n. 1. a block of clay hardened by drying in the sun or burning in a kiln, and used for building, paving, etc.: traditionally, in the U.S., a ...
brick and tile
▪ building material Introduction       structural clay products, manufactured as standard units, used in building construction.       The brick, first produced ...
brick cheese
a semisoft, sweet-tasting American cheese, made from the whole milk of cows and produced in brick form. [1875-80, Amer.] * * *
brick red
—brick-red, adj. yellowish or brownish red. [1800-10] * * *
brick wall
brick wall n. anything or anyone that is impenetrable, unrelenting, unyielding, etc. * * *
brick-and-mortar
brick-and-mor·tar (brīk'ənd-môrʹtər) adj. Located or serving consumers in a physical facility as distinct from providing remote, especially online, ...
brick-red
See brick red. * * *
brickbat
/brik"bat'/, n. 1. a piece of broken brick, esp. one used as a missile. 2. any rocklike missile. 3. an unkind or unfavorable remark; caustic criticism: The critics greeted the ...
Bricker, John W(illiam)
born Sept. 6, 1893, Madison county, Ohio, U.S. died March 22, 1986, Columbus, Ohio U.S. politician, governor of Ohio (1939–45) and U.S. senator (1947–59). He graduated from ...
Bricker, John W.
▪ American politician in full  John William Bricker   born Sept. 6, 1893, Madison county, Ohio, U.S. died March 22, 1986, Columbus, Ohio       conservative Republican ...
brickfield
/brik"feeld'/, n. Brit. brickyard. [1795-1805; BRICK + FIELD] * * *
Brickhouse, Jack
▪ American sportscaster byname of  John Beasley Brickhouse  born Jan. 24, 1916, Peoria, Ill., U.S. died Aug. 6, 1998, Chicago, Ill., U.S.  American sportscaster best known ...
Brickhouse, John Beasley
▪ 1999       American radio and television broadcaster who, as the voice of the Chicago Cubs (1941-81) and White Sox (1940-67) baseball teams, combined exuberance and ...
brickkiln
/brik"kil', -kiln'/, n. a kiln or furnace in which bricks are baked or burned. [1475-85; BRICK + KILN] * * *
bricklayer
bricklayer [brik′lā΄ər] n. a person whose work is building or paving with bricks bricklaying [brik′lā΄iŋ] n. * * * brick·lay·er (brĭkʹlā'ər) n. A person skilled ...
bricklaying
—bricklayer, n. /brik"lay'ing/, n. the act or occupation of laying bricks in construction. [1475-85; BRICK + LAYING] * * *
brickle
—brickleness, n. /brik"euhl/, adj. Midland and Southern U.S. easily broken; brittle. [bef. 1000; Brit. dial., Scots; late ME bryckell, OE -brycel tending to break, equiv. to ...
brickmaking
—brickmaker, n. /brik"may'king/, n. the act, process, or occupation of making bricks. [1695-1705; BRICK + MAKING] * * *
brickred
brick red n. A moderate to strong reddish brown.   brickʹ-redʹ (brĭkʹrĕdʹ) adj. * * *
bricks-and-mortar
☆ bricks-and-mortar [briks′ən môrt′ər] adj. of retail business operations in stores, as distinguished from those strictly using mail or, esp., the Internet: also ...
bricktop
/brik"top'/, n. Informal. 1. a person having red or reddish-brown hair. 2. hair of this color. [1840-50, Amer.; BRICK + TOP1, from the typical color of bricks] * * *
brickwork
/brik"werrk'/, n. brick construction, as contrasted with that using other materials. [1570-80; BRICK + WORK] * * *
bricky
/brik"ee/, adj., brickier, brickiest. constructed of, made of, or resembling bricks. [1590-1600; BRICK + -Y1] * * *
brickyard
/brik"yahrd'/, n. a place where bricks are made, stored, or sold. [1725-35, Amer.; BRICK + YARD2] * * *
Brico, Antonia
▪ American musician and conductor born June 26, 1902, Rotterdam, Neth. died Aug. 3, 1989, Denver, Colo., U.S.       Dutch-born American conductor and pianist, the first ...
bricolage
bricolage [brē΄kō läzh′, brik΄ōläzh] n. 〚Fr < bricoler, to putter < bricole, odd job < a Prov or It n. < ?〛 1. the process of making or assembling something from ...
bricole
/bri kohl", brik"euhl/, n. 1. Billiards. a shot in which the cue ball strikes a cushion after touching the object ball and before hitting the carom ball. 2. an indirect action or ...
Briçonnet, Guillaume
▪ French bishop born c. 1472 died Jan. 24, 1534, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, France       influential Roman Catholic reformer, one of the most energetic personalities in ...
Bricriu's Feast
▪ Irish literature Middle Irish  Fled Bricrenn        in early Irish literature, a comic, rowdy account of rivalry between Ulster warriors. One of the longest hero ...
bridal
—bridally, adv. /bruyd"l/, adj. 1. of, for, or pertaining to a bride or a wedding: a bridal gown. n. 2. a wedding. 3. Archaic. a wedding feast. [bef. 1100; ME bridale wedding ...
bridal wreath
any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, esp. S. prunifolia, having finely toothed ovate leaves and sprays of small white flowers. [1885-90] * * *
Bridalveil
/bruyd"l vayl'/, n. a waterfall in Yosemite National Park, California. 620 ft. (189 m) high. Also called Bridalveil Fall. * * *
Bridalveil Fall
▪ waterfall, California, United States       cataract on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada in Yosemite National Park, east-central California, U.S. The waterfall, ...
BridalveilFalls
Bri·dal·veil Falls also Bri·dal Veil Falls (brīdʹl-vāl') A waterfall, 189.1 m (620 ft) high, in Yosemite National Park in east-central California. * * *
bridalwreath
bridal wreath or bri·dal-wreath (brīdʹl-rēth) n. Any of various shrubs of the genus Spiraea, such as S. prunifolia, having arching branches covered with white bloom. Bridal ...
bride
bride1 —brideless, adj. —bridelike, adj. /bruyd/, n. a newly married woman or a woman about to be married. [bef. 1000; ME; OE bryd; c. D bruid, G Braut, ON bruthr, Goth ...
Bride
/bruyd/, n. Saint. See Brigid, Saint. * * *
bride price
(in some nonindustrial societies) the money or goods given to the family of a bride by the bridegroom or his family. Also, bride-price. Also called bridewealth ...
bridegroom
/bruyd"groohm', -groom'/, n. a newly married man or a man about to be married. [bef. 1000; late ME (Scots) brydgrome, alter. of ME bridegome, OE brydguma (bryd BRIDE1 + guma man, ...
Bridel, Philippe-Sirice
▪ Swiss author born Nov. 20, 1757, Begnins, Switz. died May 20, 1845, Montreux  man of letters, known as le doyen Bridel, who advocated an indigenous Swiss literature and ...
brideprice
bride price n. See bride wealth. * * *
Brideshead Revisited
a novel (1945) by Evelyn Waugh. It is the story of an Oxford student who becomes involved with a rich but tragic Catholic family in England. The family’s large country home is ...
bridesmaid
/bruydz"mayd'/, n. 1. a young woman who attends the bride at a wedding ceremony. 2. Informal. a person, group, etc., that is in a secondary position, never quite attains a goal, ...
bridewealth
bride wealth n. A payment in the form of money, property, or other valuable asset that is made by or on behalf of a prospective husband to the bride's family in certain cultures ...
bridewell
/bruyd"wel', -weuhl/, n. Brit. a prison. [1545-55; after a prison that formerly stood near the church of St. Bride in London] * * *
Bridey
/bruy"dee/, n. a female given name, form of Bridget. * * *
bridge
bridge1 —bridgeable, adj. —bridgeless, adj. —bridgelike, adj. /brij/, n., v., bridged, bridging, adj. n. 1. a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, ...
bridge chair
a lightweight folding chair, often part of a set of matching chairs and bridge table. * * *
bridge circuit
Elect. bridge1 (def. 9). [1930-35] * * *
bridge cloth
a tablecloth for a bridge table. [1905-10] * * *
bridge deck
Naut. 1. a deck on top of a bridge house; flying bridge. 2. the first deck in a bridge house. 3. the deck from which a vessel is usually operated; the location of the pilot ...
bridge financing
interim or emergency financing through a short- or medium-term loan (bridge loan). * * *
bridge fluting
(on the stem of a drinking glass) flutes or facets continuing onto the underside of the bowl. * * *
bridge house
Naut. a deckhouse including a bridge or bridges for navigation. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
bridge lamp
a floor lamp, esp. one having the light source on an arm so hinged as to be horizontally adjustable. [1925-30, Amer.] * * *
bridge loan
1. See under bridge financing. 2. See swing loan. * * *
Bridge of San Luis Rey, The
/san' looh"is ray", looh ees"/ a novel (1927) by Thornton Wilder. * * *
Bridge of Sighs
a bridge in Venice across which prisoners were formerly led for trial in the ducal palace. * * *
bridge passage
bridge (def. 7). [1925-30] * * *
bridge table
a square card table with folding legs. [1900-05] * * *
Bridge View
a town in NE Illinois. 14,155. * * *
bridge whist
      card game popular from the 1890s through 1910, and the second step in the historical progression from whist to bridge whist to auction bridge to contract bridge. See ...
Bridge, Frank
▪ English musician born Feb. 26, 1879, Brighton, Sussex, Eng. died Jan. 10, 1941, Eastbourne, Sussex  English composer, viola player, and conductor, one of the most ...
Bridge: Undertrick penalties
▪ Table TBODY> Bridge: Undertrick penalties* if declarer was not vulnerable if declarer was vulnerable undoubled doubled redoubled undoubled doubled redoubled first ...
bridgeable
See bridge1. * * *
bridgeboard
/brij"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a notched board serving as a string or carriage for a stair. [1875-80; BRIDGE1 + BOARD] * * *
bridgehead
/brij"hed'/, n. 1. a position held or to be gained on the enemy side of a river, defile, or other obstacle, to cover the crossing of friendly troops. 2. any position gained that ...
bridgeloan
bridge loan n. A short-term loan intended to provide or extend financing until a more permanent arrangement is made. * * *
bridgeman
/brij"meuhn/, n., pl. bridgemen. 1. a person who works on a bridge or on the construction of bridges. 2. a person who manages the loading and unloading of ferries at a landing ...
Bridgend
▪ Wales, United Kingdom Welsh  Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr        town, Bridgend county borough, historic county of Glamorgan (Morgannwg), Wales, on the River Ogmore. It has ...
Bridgeport
/brij"pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. a seaport in SW Connecticut, on Long Island Sound. 142,546. * * * City (pop., 2000: 139,529), southwestern Connecticut, U.S. Located on Long Island ...
Bridgeport, University of
▪ university, Connecticut, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Bridgeport, Conn., U.S. The university is composed of the ...
Bridger
(1804–81) a mountain man in the American West who discovered the Great Salt Lake in 1824. He trapped animals and sold their furs, and worked for the army as a scout (= a person ...
Bridger, Jim
orig. James Bridger born March 17, 1804, Richmond, Va., U.S. died July 17, 1881, near Kansas City, Mo. U.S. frontiersman. From 1822 he led fur-trapping expeditions to Utah and ...
Bridger,James
Bridg·er (brĭjʹər), James. 1804-1881. American frontiersman and fur trader famous for his tall tales. * * *
Bridges
/brij"iz/, n. 1. Calvin Blackman /blak"meuhn/, 1889-1938, U.S. geneticist. 2. Harry (Alfred Bryant Renton) /ren"tn/, born 1900, U.S. labor leader, born in Australia. 3. Robert ...
Bridges, Calvin Blackman
born Jan. 11, 1889, Schuyler Falls, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 27, 1938, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. geneticist. He entered Columbia University in 1909 and assisted Thomas Hunt Morgan ...
Bridges, Harry
orig. Alfred Bryant Renton born July 28, 1901, Kensington, near Melbourne, Vic., Austl. died March 30, 1990, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. Australian-born U.S. labour leader. He ...
Bridges, Lloyd Vernet, Jr.
▪ 1999       American actor (b. Jan. 15, 1913, San Leandro, Calif.—d. March 10, 1998, Los Angeles, Calif.), was cast in a wide range of supporting roles on the big ...
Bridges, Robert
▪ English poet born Oct. 23, 1844, Walmer, Kent, Eng. died April 21, 1930, Boar's Hill, Oxford       English poet noted for his technical mastery of prosody and for his ...
Bridges, Robert (Seymour)
born Oct. 23, 1844, Walmer, Kent, Eng. died April 21, 1930, Boar's Hill, Oxford English poet. He published several long poems and poetic dramas, but his reputation rests on the ...
Bridges, Styles
▪ American politician in full  Henry Styles Bridges  born Sept. 9, 1898, West Pembroke, Maine, U.S. died Nov. 26, 1961, Concord, N.H.       U.S. senator from New ...
Bridges,Harry
Bridg·es (brĭjʹĭz), Harry. 1901-1990. American labor leader. He organized the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) and served as its president for 40 ...
Bridges,Robert Seymour
Bridges, Robert Seymour. 1844-1930. British poet and essayist who was appointed poet laureate in 1913. He is best known for his philosophical poem The Testament of Beauty ...
Bridget
/brij"it/, n. 1. Saint. See Brigid, Saint. 2. a female given name. * * *
Bridget of Sweden, Saint
▪ Swedish saint Bridget also spelled  Birgit, or Brigid,  Swedish  Sankta Birgitta Av Sverige  born c. 1303, Sweden died July 23, 1373, Rome [Italy]; canonized Oct. 8, ...
Bridget Riley
➡ Riley * * *
Bridget, Saint
born с 1303, Swed. died July 23, 1373, Rome; canonized Oct. 8, 1391; feast day July 23 Mystic and patron saint of Sweden. She had religious visions from an early age but ...
Bridgeton
/brij"teuhn/, n. 1. a city in SW New Jersey. 18,795. 2. a town in E Missouri. 18,445. * * * ▪ New Jersey, United States       city, seat (1749) of Cumberland county, ...
Bridgetown
/brij"town'/, n. a seaport on and the capital of Barbados, on the SW coast. 8789. * * * Capital (pop., 1990: 6,070) of Barbados, West Indies. Located on Carlisle Bay at the ...
bridgetree
/brij"tree'/, n. a beam supporting the shaft on which an upper millstone rotates. [1610-20; BRIDGE1 + TREE] * * *
Bridgettine
▪ Roman Catholicism also spelled  Brigittine , member of  Order of the Most Holy Savior (O.SS.S.)        a religious order of cloistered nuns founded by St. Bridget ...
bridgewall
/brij"wawl'/, n. (in a furnace or boiler) a transverse baffle that serves to deflect products of combustion. [BRIDGE1 + WALL] * * *
Bridgewater
/brij"waw'teuhr, -wot'euhr/, n. a town in E Massachusetts. 17,202. * * *
Bridgewater Canal
▪ canal, England, United Kingdom       British canal now extending from Worsley to Liverpool. An engineering masterpiece of the 18th century, the Bridgewater ...
Bridgewater Three
➡ Bridgewater * * *
Bridgewater, Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of, Marquess Of Brackley, Earl of Bridgewater, Viscount Brackley, Baron Of Ellesmere
▪ British noble Bridgewater also spelled  Bridgwater   born May 21, 1736, Worsley, Lancashire, Eng. died March 8, 1803, London       founder of British inland ...
bridgework
/brij"werrk'/, n. 1. Dentistry. a. a dental bridge. b. dental bridges collectively. c. any of several different types of dental bridges. 2. Civ. Engin. the art or process of ...
bridging
/brij"ing/, n. Building Trades. a brace or an arrangement of braces fixed between floor or roof joists to keep them in place. [1830-40; BRIDGE1 + -ING1] * * *
bridging shot
Motion Pictures. a shot inserted in a film to indicate the passage of time between two scenes, as of a series of newspaper headlines or calendar pages being torn off. * * *
Bridgman
/brij"meuhn/, n. Percy Williams, 1882-1961, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1946. * * *
Bridgman, Laura Dewey
▪ American educator born Dec. 21, 1829, Hanover, N.H., U.S. died May 24, 1889, Boston, Mass.  one of the first blind deaf-mute persons for whom systematic education proved ...
Bridgman, Percy Williams
▪ American physicist born April 21, 1882, Cambridge, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 20, 1961, Randolph, N.H.  American experimental physicist noted for his studies of materials at ...
Bridgnorth
▪ England, United Kingdom       town and district, administrative and historic county of Shropshire, western England. The district covers a rural area encompassing many ...
Bridgwater
▪ England, United Kingdom       Bristol Channel seaport, Sedgemoor district, administrative and historic county of Somerset, England. The town, which is located in ...
Bridie
/bruy"dee/, n. a female given name, form of Bridget. * * *
Bridie, James
▪ Scottish playwright pseudonym of  Osborne Henry Mavor   born Jan. 3, 1888, Glasgow, Scot. died Jan. 29, 1951, Edinburgh       Scottish playwright whose popular, ...
bridle
—bridleless, adj. —bridler, n. /bruyd"l/, n., v., bridled, bridling. n. 1. part of the tack or harness of a horse, consisting usually of a headstall, bit, and reins. 2. ...
bridle hand
(of a horseback rider) the hand, usually the left hand, that holds both reins or both pairs of reins, leaving the other hand free to manage a whip, crop, lariat, or the ...
bridle joint
Carpentry. a heading joint in which the end of one member, notched to form two parallel tenons, is fitted into two gains cut into the edges of a second member. * * *
bridle path
a wide path for riding horses. [1805-15] * * *
bridle-wise
☆ bridle-wise [brīd′'lwīz΄ ] adj. trained to obey the pressure of the reins on the neck instead of the pull on the bit * * *
bridlepath
bridle path n. A trail for horseback riding. * * *
bridler
See bridle. * * *
bridlewise
/bruyd"l wuyz'/, adj. (of a horse) obedient to a touch of the reins on the neck, without pressure of the bit on the mouth. [1820-30, Amer.; BRIDLE + WISE1] * * *
bridoon
/bruy doohn", bri-/, n. a snaffle when used with a curb on a full bridle. [1745-55; < F, MF bridon, equiv. to bride bridle (see BRIDE2) + -on n. suffix] * * *
Brie
/bree/, n. a salted, white, soft cheese, ripened with bacterial action, originating in Brie. [1840-50] /brddee/, n. a region in NE France, between the Seine and the Marne. * * ...
brie (cheese)
brie (cheese) [brē] n. 〚after Brie, region in France, east of Paris〛 a ripened soft, white cheese made in France, or a similar cheese made elsewhere * * *
brief
—briefer, n. —briefness, n. /breef/, adj., briefer, briefest, n., v. adj. 1. lasting or taking a short time; of short duration: a brief walk; a brief stay in the country. 2. ...
Brief Encounter
a British film (1945) made by David Lean, based on a play by Noel Coward. It is about a married woman and a doctor who meet in a railway station and fall in love. After a short ...
Brief Lives
a book written in the 17th century by John Aubrey. It consists of the stories of the lives of famous people from that time. Each person’s story is short but full of interesting ...
brief of title
brief of title n. ABSTRACT OF TITLE * * *
brief of title.
See abstract of title. * * *
briefcase
/breef"kays'/, n. a flat, rectangular case with a handle, often of leather, for carrying books, papers, etc. [1925-30; BRIEF (n.) + CASE2] * * *
briefer
briefer [briefər] n. a person who gives a briefing * * * See brief. * * *
briefing
/bree"fing/, n. 1. Mil. a short, factual oral summary of the details of a current or projected military operation given to the participants or observers. 2. any set of concise ...
briefless
—brieflessly, adv. —brieflessness, n. /breef"lis/, adj. 1. having no brief. 2. having no clients, as a lawyer. [1815-25; BRIEF (n.) + -LESS] * * *
briefly
/breef"lee/, adv. 1. for a short duration: He stopped over briefly in Chicago. 2. in a few words: Let me explain briefly. 3. in a brief manner; quickly or brusquely: She nodded ...
briefness
See briefer. * * *
Brienz
/bree ents"/, n. Lake of, a lake in SE Bern canton in Switzerland. 11.5 sq. mi. (30 sq. km). German, Brienzer See /brddee en"tseuhrdd zay"/. * * *
Brienz,Lake of
Bri·enz (brē-ĕntsʹ), Lake of A lake of central Switzerland near Interlaken. It is noted for its scenic beauty. * * *
brier
brier1 —briery, adj. /bruy"euhr/, n. 1. a prickly plant or shrub, esp. the sweetbrier or a greenbrier. 2. a tangled mass of prickly plants. 3. a thorny stem or twig. Also, ...
brierroot
/bruy"euhr rooht', -root'/, n. 1. the root wood of the brier. 2. certain other woods from which tobacco pipes are made. 3. a pipe made of brierroot. Also, briarroot. [1865-70; ...
brierwood
/bruy"euhr wood'/, n. brierroot. Also, briarwood. [1865-70; BRIER2 + WOOD1] * * *
briery
See brier1. * * *
Brieux
/brddee ue"/, n. Eugène /ue zhen"/, 1858-1932, French playwright, journalist, and editor. * * *
Brieux, Eugène
▪ French dramatist born Jan. 19, 1858, Paris, Fr. died Dec. 6, 1932, Nice       French dramatist, one of the leading exponents of the realist drama, whose somewhat ...
brig
/brig/, n. 1. Naut. a. a two-masted vessel square-rigged on both masts. b. (formerly, in the U.S. Navy) an armed brig-rigged or brigantine-rigged vessel. c. the compartment of a ...
Brig Gen
Brig Gen abbrev. Brigadier General * * *
Brig.
1. brigade. 2. brigadier. * * *
Brig. Gen.
brigadier general. * * *
brigade
/bri gayd"/, n., v., brigaded, brigading. n. 1. a military unit having its own headquarters and consisting of two or more regiments, squadrons, groups, or battalions. 2. a large ...
brigadier
—brigadiership, n. /brig'euh dear"/, n. 1. Brit. Mil. a rank between colonel and major general. 2. U.S. Army Informal. a brigadier general. 3. Hist. a noncommissioned rank in ...
brigadier general
pl. brigadier generals. U.S. Army. an officer of the rank between colonel and major general. [1680-90] * * * ▪ military rank also called  Brigadier,         a ...
Brigadier Gerard
▪ racehorse       (foaled 1968), English racehorse (Thoroughbred) who won all but one of his 18 races in his three-year racing career, winning more than $581,000. He was ...
brigadiergeneral
brigadier general n. 1. Abbr. BG or BGen or Brig Gen A commissioned rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above colonel and below major general. 2. One who ...
brigand
—brigandage, n. —brigandish, adj. —brigandishly, adv. /brig"euhnd/, n. a bandit, esp. one of a band of robbers in mountain or forest regions. [1350-1400; var. of ME ...
brigandage
brigandage [brig′ənd ij΄] n. 〚Fr
brigandine
/brig"euhn deen', -duyn'/, n. Armor. a flexible body armor of overlapping steel plates with an exterior covering of linen, velvet, leather, etc. [1425-75; late ME brigandyn < MF ...
brigandism
See brigandage. * * *
Brigantes
▪ people       in ancient Britain, a tribe conquered by the Romans during the reign of Antoninus Pius (c. AD 155). The Brigantes occupied the region south of the ...
brigantine
/brig"euhn teen', -tuyn'/, n. Naut. 1. a two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on the foremast and having a fore-and-aft mainsail with square upper sails. 2. See hermaphrodite ...
BrigGen
Brig Gen abbr. brigadier general. * * *
Briggs
/brigz/, n. Henry, 1561-1630, English mathematician. * * *
Briggs, Emily Pomona Edson
▪ American journalist née  Emily Pomona Edson,  pseudonym  Olivia  born Sept. 14, 1830, Burton, Ohio, U.S. died July 3, 1910, Washington, D.C.       American ...
Briggs, Henry
▪ English mathematician born February 1561, Warleywood, Yorkshire, England died January 26, 1630, Oxford       English mathematician who invented the common, or ...
Briggs,Henry
Briggs (brĭgz), Henry. 1561-1630. English mathematician who devised the decimal-based system of logarithms and invented the modern method of long division. * * *
Briggsian logarithm
/brig"zee euhn/, Math. See common logarithm. Also Briggs logarithm. [named after H. BRIGGS; see -IAN] * * *
Brigham
/brig"euhm/, n. a male given name. * * *
Brigham City
a city in N Utah. 15,596. * * * ▪ Utah, United States       city, seat of Box Elder county, near Bear River Bay of Great Salt Lake, northern Utah, U.S., at the foot of ...
Brigham Young
➡ Young (II) * * *
Brigham Young University
Private university in Provo, Utah, U.S. Founded in 1875 by the Mormon church president Brigham Young, it continues to be supported by the Mormon church. It comprises nine ...
Brighella
▪ Italian theatre       stock character of the Italian commedia dell'arte; a roguish, quick-witted, opportunistic, and sometimes lascivious and cruel figure. Originally ...
bright
—brightish, adj. —brightly, adv. /bruyt/, adj., brighter, brightest, n., adv., brighter, brightest. adj. 1. radiating or reflecting light; luminous; shining: The bright coins ...
Bright
/bruyt/, n. 1. John, 1811-89, British statesman and economist. 2. Richard, 1789-1858, English physician. * * *
bright coal
coal consisting of alternating layers of clarain and vitrain. * * *
Bright disease
Type of nephritis without pus formation or edema. It may or may not recur. The acute stage involves severe inflammation and back pain, deficient kidney function, swelling, and ...
bright wool
the wool of sheep raised east of the Mississippi River. Cf. territory wool. [so called from its shade] * * *
bright young things
n [pl] (sometimes disapprov often ironic) a phrase originally used to describe certain rich young people in the 1920s who went to many parties and behaved in a way that older ...
Bright's disease
Pathol. a disease characterized by albuminuria and heightened blood pressure. [1825-35; named after R. BRIGHT] * * * also called  Glomerulonephritis, or Nephritis, ...
Bright'sdisease
Bright's disease (brīts) n. Any of several diseases of the kidney marked by the presence of albumin in the urine.   [After Richard Bright (1789-1858), British physician.] * * *
Bright, John
born Nov. 16, 1811, Rochdale, Lancashire, Eng. died March 27, 1889, Rochdale British reform politician and orator. He entered Parliament in 1843 and served three times as a ...
Bright, Richard
▪ British physician born Sept. 28, 1789, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Eng. died Dec. 16, 1858, London  British physician who was the first to describe the clinical ...
Bright, Sir Charles Tilston
▪ British engineer born June 8, 1832, Wanstead, Essex, Eng. died May 3, 1888, Abbey Wood, near London  British engineer who superintended the laying of the first Atlantic ...
Bright, William Rohl
▪ 2004       American religious leader (b. Oct. 19, 1921, Coweta, Okla.—d. July 19, 2003, Orlando, Fla.), founded Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951 and transformed it ...

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