Old EnglishsbEnglish
Brack nOE gebraec, cracking noise, parallel form of break. 2. noise, outcry, clamour. 3. a breaking, breach, rupture. 4. a rupture, a quarrel. 5. a broken piece, fragment, atom. 6. break, breaking, violation. 7. a strip of uncultivated ground. 7. a sudden breaking out of water. 8. a sudden heavy fall of rain. 9. a flood where the ice breaks. 10. a quantity of snow, earth or debris shooting from a hill.
Brackle nOE: brecan -to break. 2. to carry away rubble, or brackle from an old decayed house.
Brad nSpike, blade of grass
Brae nAn eyelid.
Brae nA slope, a steep slope. a hill-side.
Brae-head nHead of the slope. 2. a fire blazing from the brae-head.
Brae-man nA man who lives among the hills; spec. one who lives on the slopes.
Braeside nThe slopey or inclining side of a hill.
Braid nPartly OE. and ON. a sudden movement. 2. a brisk movement, jerk, twist, wrench, strain. 3. a sudden assault, or onset of attack. 4. with aim to strie or launch an attack or blow. 5. fig. an outburst of passion, envy, anger, whim. 6. deception, trick, subterfuge. 7. an adroit turn, trick of subtilty. 8. anything, plaited or interwoven or intertwined or twisted, as a plaiting of the hair. 9. the string or band with which the hair is confined or entwined.
Braid vbTo move with a sudden jerky movement (with the hand or foot). 2. to jerk, snatch, wrench, fling. 3. to deliver with a brisk action. 4. to startle out of a sleep or swoon, to awake; to startle out of one's wits. 5. to start or burst into motion. 6. to rush, spring, jump. 7. to break forth abruptly into speech; to break into a cry. 8. to change in colour or appearance; to assume an appearance. 9. brandish a spear; to draw a knife. 10. to deal a blow. 11. to plait or interweave the hair.
Braid phr"To Braid After" - to take after, resemble, be like. 2. to bind or confine the hair.
Braided adjTrimmed with braid.
Braider nOne who, or that which, braids (in the sense of the verb)
Braiding nAction of embroiding. 2. a braided trimming used as a decoration on clothes or curtains.
Braidlike adjResembling a braid.
Braids nA hairstyle in which the hair is interweaved into thin locks.
Brain nMass of nervous substance contained in the skull. 2. fig. rippled as water by the wind. 2. applied to a stream that divides, esp. at low water into several channels.
Brain pfx -brain, as in feather-brain, hare-brain.
Brain phr"Bear a Brain" - to be cautious, thought, having brains or intelligence.
Brain phr"Beat One's Brains Out" - to think very hard to solve a problem.
Brain phr"Be Hare-brained" - to be stupid or very impractical.
Brain phr"Be of the Same Brain" - to be of the same train of thought. 2. something similarly thought or conceived.
Brain phr"Of the Same Brain" - similarly conceived. 2. the same strain of thought.
Brain phr"Brains Do Not Live in the Beard" - implies that wisdom is not always conferred on the elderly simply by the effluxion of time. 2. wisdom does not always go by years.
Brain phr"Have a Brainstorm" - have an uncontrolled emotional outburst.
Brain phr"Have a Brainwave" - have an sudden inspiration.
Brain phr"Have a Dry Brain" - a dull or barren void of thinking power.
Brain phr"Have a Hot Brain" - an inventive fancier (he is a 'hot-brain.'
Brain phr"Have on the Brain" - to talk continuously of one thing to the exclusion of all other topics.
Brain phr"Have Something on the Brain" - to be obsessed, preoccupied with something.
Brain phr"Make Someone Brain Reel" - to be very difficult to grasp mentally, or be incredible.
Brain phr"One's Brain Needs Washing" - this person is very silly.
Brain phr"Turn One's Brain" - make one go mad or crazy.
Brain-ache nA condition under which the suffers brain physically aches, shuts down normal function and refuses to pursue or attempt to achieve anything. 2. a mental state caused by extreme and complex mental exercise.
Brain-being n"A mere witwork, or brain-being" - without any real existence, a inventive fancy.
Brain-bending nMentally challenging; difficult to understand; cf. 'mind-bending'
Brainborn adjAs in the phrase 'Brain-born dreams of evil' - born of the imagination.
Brainbox nThe skull. 2. a clever person.
Brain-break nA conception that overtaxes or over tasks the brain, as a puzzle, paradox or enigma.
Brainbreaker nPuzzle, enigma, or paradox.
Brainchild nA creation, original idea or innovation.
Brain cloud nTo temporary inability to think properly, or to remember something.
Brain-dead adjHaving an irreversible loss of brain function and cessation of brain activity. 2. having no useful thought, stupid, ditzy.
Brain-death nAn irreversible loss of brain function and cessation of brain activity.
Brain-drain nThe immigration of educated or talented persons from less economically advanced nations, esp. from large, poorer cities to richer countries.
Brained adjHaving a particular kind of brain, as described by the word with which this term is combined, (also used fig.)
Brainedness nState or quality of having a particular type of brain, as 'left-brainedness.
Brainer nSomething that requires consider thought.
Brain food nAny food consumed for the purpose of energizing the brain or thought to increase the power of intellectual thought.
Brain freeze n(informal) a pain in the head from eating or drinking something cold. 2. (psychology) Failure to remember something, especially a word, with the sense that recall is imminent. 3. word freeze; brain cloud.
Brainily advIn a brainy or intelligent fashion; with clear use of the brain or wits.
Braininess nSmartness, intelligence, cleverness, know-how.
Braining nThe action of striking another on the head.
Brainish adjSomewhat headstrong and passionate.
Brainless adjDevoid, destitute of wit or intelligence. 2. without a brain (lit). 3. that has had the brain removed, pithed. 4. insane, wanting in intelligence, thought or self-control.
Brainlessly advIn a brainless manner; stupidly, foolishly, stultfully.
Brainlessness nThe state or condition of being with a brain, wit or intelligence.
Brain-like adjResembling a brain or some aspect of one.
Brain-lit adjEnlightened by thought, illuminated mentally.
Brain-pan nThat which contains the brain; the skull.
Brains nIntelligent, smarts, cleverness, know-how. 2. 'The brains" - the cleverest persons.
Brains phr"Brains Do Not Live in the Beard" - implies that wisdom is not always conferred on the elderly simply by the effluxion of time. 2. wisdom does not always go by years.
Brain sand nThe plant corpora arenaceae
Brain-sick adjDiseased in the brain or mind, addle-headed, mad, woody, foolishly frantic. 2. of things preceeding from a diseased brain.
Brain-sickly adjDisordered in understanding, giddy, thoughtless
Brain-sickness nThe condition of being brain-sick with mental confusion and acting in a disorderly manner.
Brain-spin nA temporary inability to think properly, or to remember something; giddiness; disorientation.
Brain-spun adjAs in the phrase 'brain-spun system of metaphysics.
Brain-stem nThe central trunk of the brain, upon which the cerebrum and cerebellum are set, and which continues downwards to form the spinal cord.
Brain-stone nCoral, resembling the form and convolutions of the brain; coral-brain; brainstone.
Brainstorm nA sudden thought particularly onr that solves a long-standing problem. 2. an unexpected error.
Brainstorm nTo investigate something or solve a problem by brainstorming. 2. to particiapte in a brainstorm.
Brainstorm vbTo mastermind, to have a thought shower (a politically correct version of a brain storm)
Brainstorm phr"To Have a Brainstorm" - to mastermind, to have a thought shower (a politically correct version of a brain storm). 2. to have an uncontrolled emotional outburst.
Brainstormer nOne who brainstorms
Brainstorming nA method of problem solving in which members of a group contribute ideas spontaneously.
Brain-strong adjAs in the phrase 'bairns are headstrong.'
Brainwash nAn effect upon one's memory, thoughts, ideas, opinions, or beliefs.
Brainwash vbTo effect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process.
Brainwashed adjHaving one's memory, ideas, opinions, beliefs modified and changed by mind-affecting processes.
Brainwasher nOne who brainwashes by mind-affecting processes.
Brain-washing adjA kind of indoctriantion that forces people to abandon their beliefs in favour of another set of beliefs by conditioning them through various forms of mental or physical pressure ot torture.
Brainwave nAny of many rhythmic fluctuation of electrical potential between parts of the brain. 2. a sudden idea, understanding or inspiration.
Brain-wood adjInsane, frenzied in the mind; mad.
Brain-work nWork done by and with the brain, mental work, intellectual labour, such as mathematics.
Brainworker nLeader, educator.
Brainworm nDisputant.
Brainwright nThe brain-wright's skill and wisdom infinite.
Brainy adjVery intellectually, capable, clever, smart.
Brair nThe first shots of grain.
Brair vbThe first shots to appear above the ground.
Braird adjOf or pertaining to the first shoots of a plant. 2. fig. initial, first.
Brairding nThe action of shoots appearing for the first time.
Brake nA thicket.
Bramble nA blackberry bush. 2. berry or fruit of the bramble, blackberry.
Brambleberry nThe blackberry plant or fruit.
Brambled adjOvergrown with brambles
Brambling nFringilla montifrigilla of northern Eurasian; the finch.
BramblyadjFull of brambles. 2. of the nature of brambles.
Brand nA piece of wood that is or has been burning on the hearth; also poetic: a torch, match or linstock. . 2. a fire on the hearth; the torches of cupid or furness. 3. mark made by burning with a hot iron. 4. applied to a person: a firebrand. 5. a sign or mark in a general sense (in reference to branding criminals. 6. conveying the idea of disgrace, a mark of infamy or stigma. 7. a trade mark. 8. a mark of ownership or possession, such as a steer or other animal bearing a particular mark or brand. 9. a sword, weapon, blade (poetical.)
Brand vbTo burn with a hot iron. 2. to mark indelibly. 3. to set a mental task odf ownership upon; also, to impress an event, circumstance, task) indelibly in one's memory. 4. to stigmatize, stamp with infamy.
Brand phr"God's Brand' - the lightning.
Branded adjMarked with a hot iron. 2. bearing a trade mark. 3. marked with infamy; stigmatized.
Brander nOne who brands.
Branding nThat scorches or marks by branding.
Brandiron nA branding iron.
Brand-leader nThe leading or best-selling product of its type.
Brandless adjThat has or is without a brand. 2. having no wood for fuel.
Brandling nA red earthworm, Eisensia foetida, with rings of a brighter color, which is often found in manure and used as bait.
Brandmark nA logo of a brand.
Brand name nA trade name.
Brand new adjUtterly new, as new as possible, newly made.
Brand-newness nState or quality of being brand new.
Brandrede nA brander, branding iron.
Brand-theft nThe pirating of top-brand goods. 2. cheap copy-cat produced goods. 3. knock-offs.
Brandwidth nThe level of brand recognition or market share enjoyed by a product, service, or company.
Brant adjHigh, steep, sheer, precipitous.
Brant advStraight, straight up, erectly, steeply.
Brantness nSteepness, erectness, straightness.
Brass nAn alloy of copper with tin or zinc; a sepuchral table of this metal. 2. money. 3. effrontery.
Brass phr"Brassed off" - in low spirits; depressed.
Brass phr"Not Care a Brass Farthing" - to be totally indifferent.
Brass phr"Have a Brass Neck (to do something)" - to be bold and/or shameless to do something.
Brass phr"Top Brass" - senior management or top officers; a 'brass hat'.
Brass farthing nAn item of small value or worth, as 'not worth a brass farthing.'
Brass hat nAn army staff-officer (from the gold braid on his hat).
Brassiness nThe quality of being brassy; insolence, impudence, adamancy.
Brass knuckles nA weapon consisting of a metal reinforcement for the clenched fist with finger holes molded in it.
Brass neck nA person with gall, shamelessness, cheek. (idiomatic in UK and Ireland.)
Brass neck vbTo behave boldly or shamelessly.
Brass-necked adjA type of behaviour where someone is extremely confident about their own action but does not understand that their behavior is unacceptable to others. 2. cheeky, shameless, of effrontery.
Brass ring nIdiomatic in US, fig. a prize or gall (often used in respect to employment goals, e.g. promotion, better job, 'he is going for a brss ring.'
Brass-smith nAn artifice in brass, a brassworker.
Brassware nArticles made for brass, treated as a group.
Brasswind nIn music, the brass section or instruments of an orchestra: the tuba, trombone and trumpet.
Brassy adjHard as brace, pitiless, unfeeling. 2. unblushing, impudently, confident, unabashed. 2. of brass, as opposed to gold: debased yet pretentious. 3. harsh and feeling-less in tone; like a brass instrument, strident artificial tone.
Brastle vbTo crackle, clatter; to rush with a clattering noise, or with excited haste.
Brat nOE bratt: an apron, bib, rag or clout. 2. the scum on boiled milk, porridge.
Brath nImpetuosity, violence, wrath, ire.
Brath adjImpetuous, violent, wrathy, ireful.
Brath advImpetuously, violently, wrathfully.
Brathful adjViolent, wrathful,
Brathly advIn a angry, violent, impetuous manner.
Braxy nOE:: rheum, sickness - a carbuncular fever and disease affecting sheep.
Braze nThe process of brazing.
Braze vbTo make of brass. 2. to cover or ornament with brass. 3. to make hard like brass. 4. to hasten to impudence. 5. to colour like brass. 6. to render shameless or brazen.
Brazed adjMade of brass. 2. covered with brass. 3. hard as brass.
Brazeless adjMade of or covered with with brass; also fig. - brazened.
Brazen vbTo face with impudently. 2. to act with effrontery.
Brazen adjMade of brass. 2. referring to the strength rather than actual material of brass; hence, strong as brass. 4. transfigurative and fig. - resembling brass in colour, sound.
Brazen n"Brazen It Out" - behave, although one has done wrong, as if one has nothing to be ashamed of.
Brazier nOne who works in brass.
Brazenly advIn a brazen, impudent manner.
Brazenness nBrazen quality or appearance. 2. effrontery, impudence.
Brazing nThe process of producing or making things from brass.
Breach nOE. bryce, breach, fracture, the breaking of the waves along the coast or over a vessel.
Breach nOE form: 'bryce' (related to break)???? - a gap or opening made by breaking or battering, as in a wall, fortification or levee. 2. the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence. 3. a break; a rupture; a fissure. 4. breaking up of amicable relations, a falling-out.  5. breaking of waters, as over a vessel or a coastal defence; the waters themselves; surge; surf.  6. clear breach is when the waves roll over the vessel without breaking. 7. clean breach is when everything on deck is swept away. 8. breaking out upon; an assault. 9. (archaic) A bruise; a wound. 9.(archaic) A hernia; a rupture. 10. (law) a breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation or tie; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise. 11. (figuratively) a difference in opinions, social class etc. 12. the act of breaking, in a figurative sense
Breach vbTo break through; to make a break in. 2. to violate or break. 3. of horses, cattle breaking fences to get out of enclosures. 4. of the sea, to break into a ship or into a coastal defence. 5. of a whale, to leap clear out of the water.
Breach phr"Breach of Day" - dawn.
Breach phr"Heal the Breach" - end a serious disagreement.
Breach phr"Stand in the Breach" - to occupy a dangerous position in a difficult situation.
Breach phr"Step Into the Breach" - deputize or stand in, substitute for someone.
Breached adjCleaved or pierced with a breach, rent, torn.
Breacher nOne who makes or commits a breach.
Breachful adjFull of breach(s).
Breaching nThe action of making a breach in, or breaking through.
Breachy adjApt to break through or break out of pastures, compounds etc. 2. unruly.
Bread nOnly in OE. a piece, a morsel of food; the proper Germanic word for bread is loaf. It use for a food substance is, however, seen in bee-bread. 2. article of food made with flour.
Bread vbTo dress with bread crumbs. 2. to provide with daily bread.
Bread phr"Be Somebody's Bread and Butter" - be a person livelihood or be a person's everyday experience.
Bread phr"Bread and Butter" - slices of bread spread with butter (especially as part of an ordinary English meal eg breakfast or tea. 2. one's ordinary means of livelihood, esp. at a very basic level and without any extras. 3. simple and wholesome, without any extraordinary features or frills.
Bread phr"Bread and Water" - the minimum diet, ration on which life can be sustained, esp. considered as a form of punishment for a child or a prisoner.
Bread phr"Bread and Wine" - The Eucharist.
Bread phr"Bread is the Staff of Life" - bread (food) is the staff (support) of life.
Bread phr"Break Bread" - to break it for one's own mouthful. 2. to partake bread or food. 3. the Eucharist.
Bread phr"Cast One's Bread Upon the Water" - not to expect gratitude or recognition for one's good works. 2. speculate with little hope of reward or success.
Bread phr"Eat the Bread of Idleness" - bread (food) not gain by work.
Bread phr"Give Us Our Daily Bread" - our living.
Bread phr"He Took Bread and Salt" - he took his oath. In Eastern lands bread and salt were once eaten when an oath was taken.
Bread phr"In Good Bread" - in a good living situation.
Bread phr"Know Which Side One's Bread is Buttered" - to be aware of the importance considerations.
Bread phr"On the Bread Line" - extremely poor.
Bread phr"Take God's Bread" - to partake of the sacramental bread.
Bread phr"Take the Bread Out of Someone's Mouth" - to take away the livelihood of another; to prevent someone from earning a living. 2. to take from a person what he is on the point of enjoying.
Bread bin nA container for keeping bread.
Breadboard nA cutting board, esp. for bread. 2. a pull-out cutting board underneath a counter in a kitchen.
Breadbox nA container for bread.
Breadcraft nThe art of making bread.
Bread-crumb nA crumb of bread, esp. crumbs for covering fish, meat, or vegetables. 2. the soft part of bread, as opp. to the crust.
Bread-crumb vbTo cover with bread-crumbs.
Bread-dust nPowdered bread or biscuit.
Breaden adj Made or consisting of bread.
Bread-god nContemptuous term for the consecrated host.
Breadhead nOne who is attracted to money, a greedy capitalist.
Breadiness nThe quality or fact of being bread.
Breadish nSomewhat similar to or resembling bread.
Breadishness nOf the quality and nature of bread
Breadless nWithout or lacking bread. 2. without bread or food.
Breadlessness nLacking or having no bread.
Bread-line nSubsistence level, on the breadline. 2. a queque of people waiting to receive free food.
Breadness nThe quality of bread.
Bread root nThe prairie turnip of North America.
Breadstick nA long slender roll of crisp bread.
Breadth nMeasure or distance from side to side, width, extent across (also fig. . 2. a piece of clothe of full breadth; a width. 3. extent, length. 4. fig. largeness (of mind, sentiment, or view) 5. liberality, catholicity, also a wide display of a quality. 6. a broad effect.
Breadth phr"Be Within a Hair's Breadth" - to be extremely near or close.
Breadthen vbTo increase in breadth or size. 2. to broaden, widen.
Breadthless adjWithout breath.
Breadthway advIn direction of the breadth.
Breadwinner nThe primary incomer earner or wage earner in a household.
Breadthwise adjDirected across the breadth of an objec or place.
Breadwort nThe knot-grass, polygonum.
Breadwright nA baker.
Bready adjResembling, like or somewhat like bread.
Break vbSever into parts.
Break phr"A Break in the Weather" - a change (for the better) in the weather.
Break phr"All Hell Broke Lose" - great confusion erupted.
Break phr"At Break-neck Speed" - very fast speed. 2. with the fastest speed one can manage; often dangerously fast.
Break phr"Be a Broken Reed" - be a weak and unreliable person.
Break phr"Be a Dog's Breakfast" - be a very messy situation.
Break phr"Break a Butterfly on the Wheel" - an over-response in solving a problem when a simple solution is at hand.
Break phr"Break a Drought" - to resume supplies after an interval.
Break phr"Break Down Someone Door" - be enthusiastic about someone's goods or services.
Break phr"Break Even" - have, show, neither profit nor a loss in some business transaction or sale.
Break phr"Break a Fall" - to prevent an injury (in a fall).
Break phr"Break a Law" - to violate or be in breach of a law.
Break phr"Break Asunder" - to break a thing that or fastens. 2. to loosen. 3. to dissolve.
Break phr"Break Away (from)" - to remove by breaking. 2. to break away with abruptness and force (also fig.). 3. leave or escape suddenly. 4. cut one's ties. 5. end one's political dependence (on).
Break phr"Break back" - suddenly reverse the direction in which one is moving,
Break phr"Break Day" - to fail to keep an appointment.
Break phr"Break Down" - to demolish, break up; destroy, conquer. 2. to decompose; change the chemical composition of. 3. to crush, in strength, health, courage etc. 4. to fall broken, to prove of no avail. 5. to fail, cease to function, operate through a mechanical or electrical failure. 6. to render or to become unstable due to anxiety or distress; to collapse physically, mentally or emotionally; give way to completely to one's feelings; lose control of one's of one's emotion. 7. to knock or smash to the ground. 8. analyze in detail; drill down.
Break phr"Break Even" - to either gain nor lose money; make neither a profit or loss. 2. idiomatic: to stay the same. 3. to neither advance nor regress.
Break phr"Break Forth" - to make a rush forward. 2. of flame, way, disease etc; to burst out suddenly. 3. to break loose. 4. to burst into or break out in utterance.
Break phr"Break Free" - to liberate or free oneself.
Break phr"Break In" - to enter forcibly or abruptly. 2. to infringe upon; to interrupt unexpectedly. 3. to burst upon; encroach upon. 3. make accustom to new discipline; render docile; make soft and pliable.
Break phr"Break In On" - interrupt; disturb.
Break phr"Break in the Weather" - change for the better in the weather.
Break phr"Break Into" - to enter illegally by forced entry, esp. in order to commit a crime. 2. to open or begin to use. 3. to successfully enter a career or profession. 4. to begin suddenly, as 'laugh'. 5. begin vocalizing. 6. change to a faster or slower pace. 7. change to higher value banknote to coins.
Break phr"Break Into Laughter" - to laugh or start to laugh.
Break phr"Break it Down" - to slowly and persistently cause something to crumble or fall apart.
Break phr"Break It Up" - disperse, stop.
Break phr"Break Loose" -escape, become free.
Break phr"Break New Ground" - to begin excavating and leveling earth for a new building, or, in earlier times for cultivation of crops. 2. by extension, to take on a new venture, esp. something never attempted before or has no precedent. 2. be a pioneer in one branch of knowledge; discover and/or work at something new and different either in itself, or in relation to what one has done before.
Break phr"Break No Bones" - not injure oneself or somebody else in spite of a possibly serious fall, accident etc (the implication is not necessarily that actual bones could have been broken
Break phr"Break of Day" - dawn.
Break phr"Break Off" - to put an abrupt end to; stop suddenly. 2. to leave off abruptly. 3. to sever connection with; become separated, separate from a large object (by breaking). 4. to detach oneself abruptly from; end abruptly; discontinue. 5. to sever connection with. 6. to draw off sharply. 7. to begin. 8. to stop talking, or interrupt one's remark. 9. pause one's work; take a break.
Break phr"Break One's Duck" - of a batsman at cricket: to score the first run of his innings.
Break phr"Break One's Fall" - to provide alleviation to stop someone crashing into the ground at full speed.
Break phr"Break One's Fast" - to eat breakfast. 2. to eat food again after a lengthy period of abstinence (because one has deliberately not eaten or been prevented from eating).
Break phr"Break One's Heart" - cause to feel considerable grief, mental anguish, disappointment, etc in the matter of love and personal relations and business affairs.
Break phr"Break One's Mind" - to deliver or reveal what is in one's mind.
Break phr"Break One's Neck" - to be in a great hurry and particularly keen to do something. 2. try one's utmost, act recklessly to do something; take a great deal of trouble to get or get something.
Break phr"Break One's Word" - fail to keep a promise.
Break phrBreak On the Wheel"- to execute a criminal, political outcast or heretic by fastening to a wheel in order to break his limbs and at the same time severely beaten him. See; 'To break a Butterfly On the Wheel".
Break phr"Break Open" - to open and enter by breaking.
Break phr"Break Out" - to force out by breaking. 2. of persons and things: to burst from restraint or concealment. 3. to break out (with a skin eruption). 4. suddenly or violently flare up. 5. suddenly become covered in
Break phr"Break Out In" - suddenly begin to have strong feelings.
Break phr"Break Out in a Cold Sweat" - to be suddenly afraid, apprehensive.
Break phr"Break Out of" - free oneself (from) (usually by forcibly removing barriers).
Break phr"Break Out On" - appear suddenly upon.
Break phr"Break Over" - break upon and sweep over, a floating or submerged object. 2. sweep over somebody in waves (cheering, applause, abuse).
Break phr"Break Ship" - to desert or fail to rejoin a ship after shore-leave.
Break phr"Break Sleep" - to awake from sleep.
Break phr"Break Someone's Heart" (break the heart of)- crush or overwhelm in sorrow. 2. to cause someone's great distress.
Break phr"Break Something Down" - separate something into components.
Break phr"Break Step" - get out of step.
Break phr"Break Stride" - to cease walking or running in the same gait, esp. as a result of interrupting someone's forward movement.
Break phr"Break the Back of" - to reach or achieve a signifant part of a project or undertaking.
Break phr"Break the Deadlock" - to find a way through a problem or situation that has reach an impasse.
Break phr"Break the Head" - interrupt the line of reasoning and/ or thoughts.
Break phr"Break the Ice" - to begin to know people to avoid social awkwardness. 2. to introduce conversation to get around problems of social difficulty. 3. to take the initiative and strike up an acquaintance after initial shyness.
Break phr"Break the News" - to inform someone, or convey information of something first, usually when it is difficult to tell someone something unpleasant or hurtful.
Break phr"Break the Seal" -(sl) - a seal that provides a tight, secure and perfect closure.
Break phr"Break the Spell" - destroy an infatuation, spoil the effect, fascination, or illusory experience etc by a return to reality.
Break phr"Break the Thread" - interrupt a line of reason/thought.
Break phr"Break Through" - to penetrate by breaking; pierce, appear from behind. 2. to force an opening in an obstruction. 3. make discoveries of an important kind. 4. overcome, subdue,
Break phr"Break Up" - to disperse (at the end of a term), scatter (often by force); go in separate ways. 2. to disintegrate, shatter, crack up; destroy, (transfig and fig.); burst open forcibly. 2. to open up ground. 3. of frost; epidemic: to give way. 4. to fail physically and crumble emotionally. 5. to dissolve, come or bring to an end (not necessarily from outside interference.
Break phr"Break Up Into" - shatter and scatter into pieces. 2. divide by analysis; or administrative decision.
Break phr"Break Wind" - to suffer flatulence. 2. to release gas from the stomach or bowels.
Break phr"Break With" - to separate from, part company from; sever connections with. 2. end a friendship, marraige or association with; sever links with.
Break phr"Have for Breakfast" - defeat easily; crush, destroy.
Break phr"Make a Break With" - leave.
Break phr"Make or Break" - face a crucial test where success or failure is of great important. 2. be a crucial factor leading to a person's success or fail.
Breakaway nThe action of breaking away; severance. 2. panic, as the stampede of animals or people. 3. the animal that leads the herd. 4. seceding, that break-ways or has broken away.
Breakback nA sudden backward movement. 2. that break the back, crushes. 3. (tennis, of a receiver) the winning of a game having lost a service game, or during a tie-break, the winning of a point against the serve having lost a point while serving.
Breackback vbTo win a game having lost a service game, or during a tie-break, to win a point against the serve having lost a point while serving. 2. to return usually abruptly to a former position or state. 4. (architecture) to return inward from a projection
Breakbeat nA form of syncopated rhythm prominent in much African music.
Break bones nThe ossifrage or osprey.
Breakdown nThe act of falling and breaking down; a collapse (lit. & fig.)
Breaker nOne who or that which breaks. 2. a heavy ocean wave breaking on the shore.
Breaker's Yard nA wreck yard or wreckers usually containing damaged, wrecked or broken-down motor vehicles. 2. fig. a scene or place of disorder and chaos.
Break-even nIn business, the level of revenue sufficient in cost.
Breakfast nFirst meal of the day.
Breakfast vb}T break one's fast. 2. to take or partake of the first meal of the day. 3. to provide with breakfast. 4. to entertain.
Breakfast phr"To Have Breakfast in Bed" - to eat breakfast in bed. 2. breakfast served to one in bed upon waking. 3. to enjoy one's breakfast in bed.
Breakfaster nOne who is breakfasting or eating breakfast.
Break food nAny of the various kinds of cereals eaten at breakfast.
Breakfastless adjWithout breakfast; not serving breakfast.
Breakfast-like adjA meal similar too or resembling breakfast.
Breakfast time nThe time when breakfast is (usually) eate,. 2. an allocated breakfast time.
Break-forward n"The Break-forward" - an alleged old name for the hare.
Break-in nThe act of entering a breakfast with the intention to steal.
Break-hedge nTrespasser.
Breaking-in nTo initiate.
Breaking-news nNews that has either just happened or is currently happening. Breaking news articles may contain contain incomplete information, factual errors , or poor editing because of rush of publication
Breaking-strain nThe weight or point at which something will break, also fig.
Breaking wheel nA form of execution, among europeans during former times, in which the victim, often a criminal or soldier, is fastened to a wheel and slowly crushed to death.
Breakle nFragments, mote, things broken into small pieces.
Breakless adjWithout a break or interuption.
Breakline nThe last line of a paragraph (usually not of full length)
Breakly adjCapable of, or tending to break, fragile, brittle.
Breakly advIn a breaking or fragile manner.
Breakneck nA fall that breaks the neck.
Breakneck adjDangerously fast, hell-for-leather. 2. a dangerous place or steep place from which one could fall.
Break of DawnnDaybreak, dayrim, dayrawe.
Break-off nThe act of breaking of; esp. the discontinuance of relations.
Breakout nA forcible escape.
Breakroom nA room set aside for tea or coffee breaks, snacks, lunches, etc also called a lunch-room.
Breakstone nHerbalist's name for Saxifrages and some other plants.
Breakthrough nAn advance through and past enemy lines. 2. any major progress; such as great innovation or discovery that overcomes a significant obstacles. 3. in sport, the penetration of an opposition's defence.
Breakthrough adjCharacterized by major progress or overcoming some difficult obstacle or situation.
Breaktime nA break for a worker or workers that breaks up a period of work. 2. a break for school-children between lessons.
Break-tooth nWords or expressions difficult to say; jawbreaker.
Breakup nThe act of breaking up; disintegration or division. 2. the termination of a friendship, or a romantic relationship; a falling-out. 3. a loss of emotional control; a breakdown. 4. in Alaska - Spring, springtime.
Breakwater nA construction in or around a harbour designed to break the force of the sea and to provide shelter for vessels lying inside (nautical). 2. a low bulkhead across the forecastle deck of a ship which diverts water breaking over the bows into the scuppers. 3. on beaches: a wooden or concrete barrier, usually perpendicular to the shore, intended to prevent the movement of sand along a coast.
Breaky adjIndicative of breaking, easily broken, fragile, as an 'achy, breaky heart.
Breast nA breast, either of the two organs on the front of a woman's chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in men. 2. the chest, or front of the human thorax. 3. a section of clothing covering the breast area. 4. the figurative seat of the emotions, feelings etc.; one's heart or innermost thoughts. 5. the ventral portion of an animal's thorax. 6. a choice cut of poultry, especially chicken or turkey, taken from the bird’s breast; also a cut of meat from other animals, breast of mutton, veal, pork. 7. the front or forward part of anything. 8. a chimney breast; a plough breast. 9. the face of a coal working. 10. the front of a furnace. 11. the power of singing; a musical voice.
Breast vbTo apply or oppose the mast to waves or wind. 2. a sleep ascent. 3. to stem, face, face it out, to breast it out, meet in full opposition; oppose, to meet full on. 4. to push against with the breast
Breast phr"Breast Aside" - to push aside. 2. to press forward with the breasts.
Breast phr"Beat One's Breast" - to greatly regret an error.
Breast phr"Breast Up the Hedge" - to cut away branches on the side, so that the main upright stems are laid bare.
Breast phr"Give the Breast to" - to press the breast to; fig. to nourish. 2. to apply the breast to.
Breast-beating nAn exaggerated or ostentatious show or demonstration of woe.
Breastbone nThe central narrow bone in the front of the chest, connecting the collarbone and the top ribs. 2. the sternum.
Breasted adjhaving a breast. 2. having a specific kind of breast or covering.
Breastfeed vbTo feed a baby milk by the breast. 2. to suckle, to nurse, to suck milk from a parent.
Breastfeeder nOne who breastfeeds or suckles a baby.
Breastfeeding nThe activity of feeding a baby or young child milk from the breast of a lactating woman.
Breast-high adjAs high as the breast; submerged to the breast.
Breasting nThe applying or opposing the mast to waves or wind. 2. a sleep ascent. 3. the facing, facing it out, the breasting it out, a meeting in full opposition; opposing, a meeting full on. 4. a pushing against with the breast.
Breastless adjWithout breast or mammary glands.
Breastlike adjResembling a breast or breasts.
Breastmilk nMilk produced by human mammary glands, mother's milk.
Breaststroke nA swimming stroke in which the swimmer lies face down, with arms being swept forward, outwards and back under the water and legs kicking like a frog.
Breaststroker nOne who swims the breast stroke.
Breastwise adjSide by side; abreast.
Breastwork nA fortification consisting of a breast-high bulwark; a parapet. 2. a railing on the quarter deck and forecastle of a ship. 3. a parapet. 4. a breast or mammary augmentation.
Breasty adjHaving large breasts, buxom, busty.
Breath nOdor, smell, scent, exhalation, vapour, respiration. 2. air from the lungs.
Breath phr"A Breath of Wind" - (any indication and sign of) a light amount of wind, a little breeze.
Breath phr"All in a Breath" - without taking a breath.
Breath phr"Be Short of Breath" - to be without breath or breathless.
Breath phr"Breath of Life" - signs of breathing in a person's body as an indication that they are still alive, surviving etc.
Breath phr"Draw One's Last Breath" - to die, expire, pass away, give up the ghost.
Breath phr"Hold One's Breath"- to check suddenly or suspend the act of respiration. 2. to wait (in anticipation) or expectation for something to happen.
Breath phr"In One and the Same Breath" - an act of respiration or breathing; fig. to do simultaneously.
Breath phr"In the Same Breath" - simultaneously.
Breath phr"Not Hold One's Breath" - give up all expectation.
Breath phr"Out of Breath" - breathless; panting from exertion; breathing with difficulty, temporary short of breath.
Breath phr"Short of Breath" - almost breathless or out of breath.
Breath phr'Take Breath" - pause for a breath.
Breath phr"Take One's Breath Away" - greatly surprise, astounding or astonishment.
Breath phr"Under One's Breath" - in a whisper.
Breath phr"Waste(*) One's Breath" - to act in unproductive speech or conversation. * OE: weste - a desert, wilderness; ONF. & Fr variation of OF: wast(e).
Breathe phr"Breathe Again" - to recover anxiety, excitement
Breathe phr"Breathe Down Someone's Neck" - cause annoyance to another person by remaining nearby or by supervising to them too closely. 2. in a sporting contestant be narrowly behind one's competitors.
Breathe phr"Breathe Easy" - to relax or feel secure about as something after a crisis.
Breathe phr"Breathe Fire and Brimstone" - to be manifestly wrathful.
Breathe phr"Breathe Freely" - to be at ease, relieved. 2. to breath in one's element.
Breathe phr"Breathe In" - to inhale.
Breathe phr"Breathe Life Into" - provide the inspirational force.
Breathe phr"Breathe One's last (Breath)" - to die, expire, give up the ghost.
Breathe phr"Breathe Out" - to exhale.
Breathe phr"Breathe Through (Into)" - to animate, inform
Breathe phr"Breathe Upon" - to infect, contaminate. 2. to tarnish (as if with breath). 3. to taint, corrupt.
Breathe phr"Not Breathe a Word" - not tell; remain silent.
Breathe phr"Take a Breather" - take a rest from vigorous activity.
Breathed adjAs in 'long-breathed' - long winded
Breather phrSomething that or someone who breathes. 2. a short break; a rest or respite. 3. in physics - a spatially localized, time periodic excitation in a one-dimensional lattice. 4. (coll) that which puts one out of breath, such as strenuous exercise.
Breathful adjFull of breath, or air. 2. having breath or life. 3. redolent, odourous, perfumed.
Breathily advIn a breathy manner.
Breathiness nThe state or quality of being breathy. 2. the result or product of breathing.
Breathing nThe act of breathing or respiration; a single instance breathing. 2. time to recover one's breath; hence, a delay, a spell of time; breathing. 3. any gentle influence or operation; inspiration. 4. the breathing of the Holy Spirit. 5. breathing, aspiration; secret prayer.
Breathing phr"Be Breathing Sweat" - to sweat profusely.
Breathing spell nAn opportunity to rest or give thought to a situation. 2. a short respite.
Breathingly advIn a breathing manner.
Breath-length nA linguistic term relating to pause and tempo in speech.
Breathless nWithout breath; without respiration, dead. 2. unaspirated. 3. breathing with difficulty. 4. panting as a result of swift running or strenuous exercise.
Breathlike adjResembling or characteristic of breath
Breathliness nBreathless condition, want of health.
Breathly advOf or pertaining or characteristic of breath or breathing.
Breathness nThe state or quality of being with breath, exhalation, respiration.
Breath-of-Heaven nA small southern African shrub (adenandra fragrans.)
Breath-seller nOne who sells perfumes or scents. 2. one who speaks or uses his/her voice for payment, as a "radio announcer", "professional orator", or "spruiker"; "town crier", actor (?).
Breath-taking adjSurprising, trilling, dumbfounded.
Breathwork nThe use of breathing as therapy, particularly changing the breathing rhythms.
Breathy adjOf or pertaining to the nature of breath. 2. of a voice in singing, an admixture of the sound of breathing. 3. accompanied by audible breathing.
Breck nForm of break: a breach, blemish, failing.
Bred adjDeveloped in the womb. 2. hatched from the egg, brought forth. 3. reared, brought up, properly trained. 4. founded in combinations, as ill-bred, well bred, town-bred.
Bred adjForm of 'brede' - outspread, extended.
Bred phr"Bred and Born" - by birth and upbringing. 2. born and bred.
Bred phr"Bred in the Bone" - hereditary.
Brede nBreadth, width, a piece of stuff of the full breath.
Brede nRoast meat, sweetmeat.
Brede nA plait, interweaving, braiding. 2. a twist or plait of hair.
Brede vbTo roast, toast, broil.
Brede vbForm of braird: to be plaited, entwined, wreathe or interwoven.
Brede vbTo make broad, to broaden, dilate. 2. to spread, to spread out, spread about, extend. 3. to cover, spread over.
Breding nBroadening, spreading.
Bred-in-the Bone adjhabitual, personal of habit, ingrained, firmly established, within nature.
Bree nEye-lid, lid of the eye. 2. eyebrow, the superciliary ridge. 3. the eyelash.
Bree nA thick pottage made of meal. 2. broth, juice, liquer in which something has been steeped or boiled. 2. water; the sea(fig.)
Bree vbTo terrify, fright, scare.
Breech nA garment whose purpose is to cover or clothe the buttocks. 2. the buttocks. 3. a breech birth.
Breech vbTo dress in breeches. 2. to cover or clothe with breeches. 3. to fit or furnish or fasten with breeches. 4. to whip, spank or beat the buttocks.
Breech advWith the hips coming out before the head.
Breech birth nA birth where the hinder part of the child appears first.
Breech cloth nAn apron-like garment held on by a belt around the waist to cover the loins; a loin-cloth.
Breeches nGarment covering the loins and thighs,
Breeches n"Wear the Breeches" - to assume the authority of the husband (by his wife); to be the master.
Breech-girdle nA girdle or belt worn around the loins. 2. a belt to keep up the breeches.
Breeching nThe action of clothing the haunches. 2. a flogging.
Breechless nWithout breeches. 2. bare or naked about the buttocks.
Breech-loader nA firearm in which the charge is introduced at the back.
Breech-loading adjOf a gun; such that ammunition is loaded at the rear of the bore.
Breech-maker nA maker of breeches, esp. riding trousers.
Breed nAll animals or plants of the same species or subspecies. 2. race or lineage. 3. group of people with shared characteristics. 4. hatch, produce, young. 5. stock, strain, offspring.
Breed vbTo produce brood or young. 2. to be pregnant, to be with child. 3. to produce offspring sexually; to bear young. 4. of animals, to mate. 5. to arrange the mating of specific animals. 6. to propagate or grow plants trying to give them certain qualities to take care of in infancy and through childhood; to bring up. 7. to yield or result. 8. to be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, like young before birth. 8. to educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; sometimes followed by up. 9. to produce or obtain by any natural process. 10, to have birth; to be produced or multiplied. 11. take care of in infancy and through childhood): raise, bring up, rear.
Breed phr"Bred in the Bone" - inveterate or habitual, long-standing, deep-seated, dyed-in the-wool.
Breed phr"Breed In" - to breed always with near relatives. 2. breed in and in.
Breed phr"Breed Out and Out" - to exhaust the breed. 2. to eliminate a characteristic by controlled breeding.
Breed-bale nOne who breeds bale or excites strife and discord. 2. a mischief maker, trouble-maker, malcontent; a breed-woe.
Breeder nA person who breeds plants or animals professionally. 2. (gay slang, derogatory) 3. a heterosexual; i.e. one whose sexual intercourse can lead to breeding. 4. (slang, derogatory) a person who has had or who is capable of having children; a person who is focussed on the rearing of their own children.
Breediness nThe state or condition of being capable of having children.
Breeding nThe process through which propagation, growth or development occurs. 2. the act of insemination by natural or artificial means. 3.the act of copulation in animals. 4. the good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity. 5. nurture; education; formation of manners. 6. descent; pedigree; extraction.  
Breeding adjOf, relating to or used for breeding.
Breeding ground nA place over region where animals go to breed. 2. fig. a place or institution seen as creating large number of a stated thing, type or person, etc.
Breedling nA native, breedling, inborn, home-born. 2. one born and bred in a place, a native.
Breedy adjBreeding prolific and readily.
Breeze nThe gadfly (Estrus tabanus). 2. a sea-breeze: a parasite affecting some fruit.
Breme adjCelebrated, brilliant. 2. clear, loud, distinct.
Bremely adjFast, furious.
Bremely advFiercely, angrily, hence in the general senses, as hotly, vehemently, strenuously, strongly. 2. louding, distinctly, shrilly, clearly, evidently.
Bremeness nFierceness, fury, anger, strongness.
Brength nBlend of 'breadth and length' ; size, length and breadth.
Brent adjA high smooth; lofty; steep. brant.
Brerd nOE. brim, magen. - the topmost surface or edge, brim, brink.
Brerdful adjBrimful
Brethe vbTo go to ruin, degenerate, dissipate, self-ruined.
Brethel nA worthless fellow, a good-for-nothing wretch
Bretheling nThe condition or status of going to (self) ruin and dissipation,
Bretheman nTrumpeter, a wind instruent blower.
Brethren nThe body of members, esp. of a fraternal, religious or military order; brotherhood, fraternity, siblings.
Brethren adjPertaining to or relating to brothers.
Brethrendom nBrotherhood, fraternity,
Brethrenhood nBrotherhood.
Bretwalda nThe ruler of the Britons; a ruler.
Brew nMake ale, or beer
Brew phr"As You Brew, So Will You Bake" - as you make your bed, so will you lie on it. 2. as you will go; you must take the outcome of your deeds.
Brew phr"Be Brewing" - be imminent, gather asa storm; trouble.
Brew phr"Brew Up" - prepare a drink of tea (often in an open and makeshift way).
Brew-bale vbTo stir up quarreling, dissension, trouble, mischief.
Brewer nSomeone who brews or whose occupation is to prepare malt liquor.
Brewership nThe office and / or employment of a brewer.
Brewer's Yeast nAny live yeast yeast used in brewing of yeast obtained as a by-product of brewing, dried and used as nutritional yeast.
Brewhouse nA brewey; brew house.
Brewing nThe produce of alcoholic beverages, such as beer, by fermentation. 2. the process of being brewed. 3. the business or occupation of a brewer. 4. the quantity of brew made in a single batch. 5. the forming of a storm or the gathering of clouds.
Brewing phr"Be Brewing" - be imminent, gather as a storm; trouble. 2. something's brewing.
Brewing-up nConcoction.
Brewster nA brewer, esp. a female brewer.
Brew-up nThe making and drinking of tea.
Briar nPrickly bush (brier), species of the wild rose.
Briar vbTo catch and annoy like briars.
Briar phr"To Be in the Briars" - to be in vexation, difficulties, trouble (in modern use with conscious reference to the literal sense.
Briar phr"To Get Out of the Briars" -to be no longer in vexation, difficulties, trouble (in modern use with conscious reference to the literal sense.
Briar phr"To Leave the Briars"- to be no longer in vexation, difficulties, trouble (in modern use with conscious reference to the literal sense.
Briar patch nA dense thicket of thorny plants. 2. a grand made impassable by the impenetrable of prickly vegetation. 3. an intellectaul or philosophical issue abounding in seemingly unresolvable problems. 4. a theoretical quandary or impasse.
Briary adjFull of or consisting of briers, brambly, thorny. 2. of or pertaining to briers. 3. of the nature of briers: vexing.
Briche adjUseful, serviceable.
Bridal adjThe bridal(e) feast or wedding. 2. of or pertaining to a bride, worn by a bride.
Bridal bed nNuptial couch, marriage bed.
Bridal day nThe day of the wedding.
Bridal dinner nThe wedding feast.
Bridal dress nThe wedding dress or bridal gown.
Bridal house nThe house where the wedding is held.
Bridal knot nA wedding favour.???????????
Bridal morn nThe morning of the wedding.
Bridal ring nThe wedding ring.
Bridal wealth nThe plant saxifrage francoa.
Bridal wear nClothing suitable for wearing by a bride, bridegroom, and brides' maids etc.
Bride nWoman about to be married or recently married.
Bride vbTo act the bride.
Bride phr"Bride of Christ" or the bride, the Lamb's wife is a term used in reference to a group of related verses in the Bible, in the Gospels, Revelation, the Epistles and related verses in the Old Testament. Sometimes, the bride is implied by calling Jesus a bridegroom. For over 1500 years, the Church was identified as the bride betrothed to Christ. However, there are instances of the interpretation of the usage varying from church to church. Most believe that it always refers to the church.
Bride phr"Bride of the Sea" - Venice; so called from ancient ceremony of the wedding of the sea by the Doge, who threw the ring into the Adriatic saying, We wed thee, O sea, in token of perpetual domination." this took place annually on Ascension Day.
Bride ale nAn ale-drinking at a wedding.
Bride-bed nSee 'bridal bed.'
Bride-burning nA form of domestic violence practiced in some countries located in Asia. A category of dowry death, bride-burning occurs when a young woman is murdered by her husband or his family for her family's refusal to pay additional dowry
Bridegroom nThe man about to be, or just been, married.
Bridegroom vbTo act as a bridegroom at a wedding.
Bridegroom's men nIn the Roman marriage by confarreatio,the bride was lead to the Pontifex Maximus by bachelors, but was conducted home by married men.
Bridegroomship nThe position of bridegroom.
Bridehood nState or position of a bride.
Brideless adjWithout brides; unmarried
Bridelike adjLike or resembling a bride.
Bridelock nMarriage; wedlock.
Bridelope nThe oldest known teutonic name for wedding; lit 'the bridal run' in conducting the bride to her new home.
Bridely advIn a bride-like or wedding-like or nuptial manner.
Brideman nAlso called a bride-leader, because he led the bride to the bridegroom.
Brideshead nReminiscent of the style, character, plot etc of Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead revisited (1945) which depicted the lives of an aristocrat.
Bridesmaid nA young unmarried woman or girl attending the bride at a wedding.
Bridemaidship nThe position and uties of a bridesmaid.
Brideship nThe status of standing of a bride; the rank or personality of a bride.
Bridesman nThe best man.
Brides-wain nThe wain or vehicle of the bride providing (surmounted) by the spinning-wheel adorned with blue ribbons ) used to be sent to the new home. 2. a carriage with household goods, traveling from the brides father's to the bridegroom house.
Bride-weed nA bride's dress or veil.
Bridewort nMeadow sweet, Spirea ulmoria.
Bridey adjLike a bride, resembling that of a bride.
Bridge nElevated structure (often arched over water) forming a passage way between two points.
Bridge vbTo make a bridge over a river. 2. to span or cross with a bridge, ravine. 3. to overlay, spread over. 4. to form a way by means of a bridge. 4. fig. to promote or develop a way of reconcilaittion between two parties.
Bridge phr"A Bridge too Far" - idiomatic: a step or action that is too ambitious. 2. an act of overreaching. 3. a step beyond what is safe, sensible, or desirable; an act regarded as too drastic to take. 4. something that is likely to…
Bridge phr"Bridge of Gold" - according to a German tradition, Charlemagne spirit crosses the Rhine on a golden bridge at Bingen, in the season of plenty, to bless the vineyards and cornfields.
Bridge phr"Bridge of Sighs" - a covered passage in Venice, between the Doge Palace where prisoners passed to a place of execution. 2. a place where, those who passes is 'a dead man walking'.
Bridge phr"Build Bridges Between" - work at improving relationships.
Bridge phr"Burn One's Bridges Behind You" - make an irrevocable decision. 2. lit. to cut off the way back to where you come from making it impossible to retreat. 3. to leave all your friends and acquaintances behind. 4. to cause permanent damage to a relationship.
Bridge phr"Find a Gold or a Silver Bridge" - an easy and attractive way of escape.
Bridge phr"I Have a Bridge to Sell You" to indicate that the speaker believes the…
Bridge phr"Lot of Water Has Flown Under the Bridge Since Then" - a past event (of no important or matters longer).
Bridge phr"Make a Bridge of Gold for Him" - to enable a man to retreat from a false position without loss of dignity.
Bridge-board nA board or plank used asa bridge.
Bridgebote nAn ancient tax or contribution to the repair of bridge.
Bridge-builder nOne who builds bridges across waterway or ravines.
Bridge-building nOne who builds bridges. 2. (fig.) the promotion and development of friendly relations between countries, warring parties, one-time friends etc.
Bridge-burning nThe action or process of burning bridges (literally and figuratively).
Bridged adjFurnished with bridge(s). 2. spanned or traversed by bridge(s).
Bridgehead nA fortication covering the end of a bridge, nearest the enemy. 2. any miltary position established in the face of an enemy; eg. by a landing force (tete de pont)
Bridge hole nThe space or opening under a canal bridge, where the canal narrows and the height is restricted by the arch of the bridge.
Bridge-house nA house connected with a bridge for the control and protection; spec. the house or building with its revenue officers.
Bridge-keeper nThe keeper or custodian of a bridge.
Bridgeless adjHaving no bridge; unspanned by a bridge.
Bridgelike adjResembling or characteristic of a bridge.
Bridgeness n(mathematics) - a measure of connectivity in certain networks.
Bridge pin nFirearms (probably) = breech-pin. 2. in a piano, harpsichord, one of the pins or pegs.
Bridger nOne who bridges or connects to previously separate things. 2. a nexus.
Bridge-spider nA stone or flag spanning a gutter or sunken area.
Bridge toll nA charge paid to cross a bridge; the revenue collected from this.
Bridgestone nA stone used in the construction of a bridge, such as a 'dry-stone'
Bridge-warden nThe keeper or warden of a bridge. 2. the custodian or wardship of a bridge.
Bridgeway nThe way formed by a bridge; also the waterway beneath.
Bridgework nA partial dental that is anchored by existing teeth.
Bridgey adjFull of, or abounding in bridges.
Bridging nThe action of a bridge. 2. bridges viewed as a work. 3. a bridging piece. 4. the system of bracing used between floor or other timbers to distribute the weight.
Bridging adjConstructing or appointed to construct a bridge or bridges. 2. that which acts as a bridge.
Bridle nHeadgear of a horse's harness.
Bridle vbTo put a bridle on. 2. to check, restrain, or control with, or as if with, a bridle; as in bridle your tongue.  3. to show hostility or resentment.
Bridle phr"Bridle One's Tongue" - restrain oneself from speaking too frankly, to rudely etc; watch one's mind/tongue.
Bridle phr"Bridle Up" - to show anger and indignation, bristle at. (the metaphor is from a horse suddenly and sharply pulled up.
Bridle-bit nThe bit or mouth-piece of a bridle; hence 'a bridle-bitter' - a maker of bridles.
Bridle bridge nA bridge fit for the pasage of a horse, but not for other vehicles; a bridleway.
Bridled adjFurnished or equipped with a bridle, in various senses. 2. curbed, restrained, controlled. 2. having bridled-shaped marks.
Bridle-hand nThe left hand: the hand that holds the bridle.
Bridle-iron nA strong flat bar of iron, bent so as to support, as a stirrup. 2. one end of a floor timber, etc. where no sufficient can be had.
Bridleless adjWithout or not having a bridle (said of a steed or rider). 2. unchecked, unrestrained.
Bridle-like adjResembling or characteristic of a bridle.
Bridlepath nA path fit for the passage of a horse, but not for other vehicles;
Bridler nOne who bridles, restrains, governs, or controls with a bridal. 2. a bridlemaker.
Bridleway nA bridle path; bridle road.
Bridle-wisdom nSkill and ability to use the bridle, as 'in the heat of the play one relies on the bridle.'
Bridle-wise adjOf a horse giuded by the touch of a bridle.
Bridling nThe applying of the bridle in curbing, restraining controling the horse. 2. fig. curbing, restraiing, controlling.
Brier nPrickly bush (briar), species of the wild rose.
Brier vbTo catch and annoy like briers.
Brier phr"Be in the Briars" - to be in vexation, difficulties, trouble (in modern use with conscious reference to the literal sense.
Brier phr"Get Out of the Briers" -to be no longer in vexation, difficulties, trouble (in modern use with conscious reference to the literal sense.
Brier phr"Leave the Briers"- to be no longer in vexation, difficulties, trouble (in modern use with conscious reference to the literal sense.
Briery adjFull of or consisting of briers, brambly, thorny. 2. of or pertaining to briers. 3. of the nature of briers: vexing.
Bright nAn artist's brush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a flat, somewhat tapering bristle head. 2.(obs) splendour; brightness. 3. (neologism) a person with a naturalistic worldview with no supernatural or mystical elements. 4. (US pl.) the high-beam intensity of motor vehicle headlamps.
Bright vbTo be bright; to shine, to make bright, illuminate. 2. of sound: to be clear, to ring.
Bright adjVisually dazzling; luminous, lucent, clear, radiant; not dark. 2. having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent. 3. livid, colourful, brilliant. 4. happy, in good spirits . 5. sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; cheerful. 6. illustrious; glorious. 7. clear; transparent. 8. manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plan‎.
Bright phr"A Bright Young Thing" - a member of the younger generation in fashionable society (esp. 1920s & 1930s) noted for exuberant and outrageous behaviour. 2. young, educated woman of the 1990s who rises to a leadership position.
Bright phr"Bright and Early" - very early in the morning.
Bright phr"Brighten Up" - be bright; become brighter or happier.
Bright phr"Bright Words for Dark Days" - encouraging and empowering words that make happy and positive, and helps to lift one's gloom and depression.
Bright phr"Look On the Bright Side (of Life)" - be optimistic or positive.
Bright-and-Morning-Star" nJesus Christ
Bright-beaming adjThe action of using a light, usually from a search light, that projects a bright-beam of light in any direction.
Bright-bloomed adjColorful,
Bright-burning adjOf intense heat and bright flame, something used to attract attention in an emergency.
Bright coal nA shiny, black bituminous coal.
Brighten vbTo make bright or shining, to become bright, to shine. 2. to cause (metal, stone, wood, leather, etc., or an object made of such material) to reflect more light, typically by rubbing. 3. to make (the eyes, eyesight, or another sense) sharper, keener, or more perceptive; also figurative with reference to intellectual vision. 5. to impart a healthy glow to (the complexion, skin, etc.); to acquire a healthy glow. 6. to become more vivid or brilliant in colour; to become more colourful; (of colour, or a specific colour) to become more vivid or bright. To make (a flavour or aroma) lighter, crisper, or more tangy; to impart such a flavour to (a dish, drink, etc.)

brightened, adj., sense 2: “That has been made or become bright or brighter (in various figurative senses); enlightened; enhanced, improved; (in later use) cheered, more…”

Brighten phr"Brighten Up" - to br brighter. 2. to make brighter.
Brightened adjhat has been made or become bright or brighter (in various figurative senses); enlightened; enhanced, improved.
Bright-eyed adjEager and alert, smart, mentally alert. 2. that has clear or acute eyesight; sharp-eyed, keen-sighted.
Bright-eyed phr"To be Bright-eyed and Bushy-tailed" - to be eager, alert, mentally alert, dashing, high-spirited, enthusiastic, and lively, pert, spirited, peppy.
Brighten adjMade bright; grow bright.
Brightening nThe action of making or becoming bright. 2. illumination.
Brightening adjBecoming bright or making bright.
Brighter nOne who or that which brightens.
Bright-field nThe most common form of optical microscopy, in which light is transmitted through the sample which appears on a bright background. 2. involving, or produced by the illumination of the object under examination from below or opposite the objective lens.
Bright head nA person of good mind, understanding, smartness, know-how, intelligence, memory, wisdom.
Brighthood nThe state or quality of being bright, brightness.
Brightish adjSomewhat bright, illuminated or shiny.
Bright-lights nThe city as a place of entertainment; an entertainment district. 2. urban gaiety.
Bright linenA clear distinction in the context of a legal or moral judgement. 2. a line of relative brightness in the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation coming from a given source.
Brightly advIn a bright manner, brillianty, clearly. 2. in an intelligent and quick-witted way. 3. in a lively, vivacious, or animated manner.”
Brightness nThe quality of being bright. 2. brilliancy, clearness, vivacity, quickness of intellect. 3. perception elicited by the luminance of an object. 4. intelligence, cleverness, smartness. 5. the intensity of light observed from a light source, esp. a star or other celestial object 6. illumination; the fact of being bathed in or full of light (as the sky, a room, etc.). 7. with reference to the sky, the weather, etc.: the quality of being clear, bright, and sunny. 8. brilliance, magnificence, splendour; glory, renown, illustriousness. 9. of sound: the quality of being clear, vibrant, and typically high-pitched.
Brights nThe high-beam intensity of motor vehicle headlamps.
Brightshine nLustre.
Bright side nA consoling aspect of a difficult situation. 2. a silver lining. 2. the positive aspect of an otherwise bad or unpleasant situation, event, person’s character. 4. to look on the bright side.
Brightsmith nA maker in 'white" or bright iron, tin.
Brightsome adjExhibiting brightness, bright-looking. 2. bright in appearance, shining.
Bright-someness n"The bright-someness of the gospel was dimmed." : clarity, illumination, etc.
Bright-spark nA person who is intelligent, clear or quick-witted. 2. sarcastically, a person who lacks intelligence, or who has displayed ignorance , foolishness, or poor judgement.
Bright-speaker nA sound that has a greater emphasize on the treble, higher frequencies.
Brightwork nPolished mental fixtures.
Brim nIn OE an poetical word for the Sea, and also "flood" waters. 2. surf and waves. 3. phosphor.
Brimming nThe phosphorence of the waves, sea. 2. burning; firelike.
Brimstone n(Lit: "burnstone') sulphur. 2. the sulphur of hell; hell (itself); damnation. 4. used attributively as intensifiers of exclamations. 4. a species of butterfly.
Brimstone phr"Fire and Brimstone" - the traditional punishment of hell; hellfire.
Brimstoneness nThe state or condition of being brimstone.
Brimstoner nA preacher who warns others about the damnation in Hell for the wicked and sinful; a hot-gospeller.
Brimstone-wort nRosa canina, the dog rose.
Brimstonish adjSomewhat phosphorous or sulphur in colour. 2. fiery.
Brine nSalt water, the water of the sea, the sea.
Brine vbTo steep, soak, pickle, suffuse with salt water.
Brineless adjWithout or free of brine or salt or salt water.
Briner nA salt boiler, a salter.
Brine-spring nA spring of salt water.
Bring nA causing to come to place of reference or to a state.
Bring vbCome conveying esp. by carrying or leading. 2. come with. 3. cause to come or be present. 4. cause or result in. 5. be sold for; produce as income. 6. bring legal action. 7. cause to come or reach a particular state. adduce evidence or an argument etc.
Bring phr"Bring About" - to make something happen, esp. to cause changes in a situation. 2. change direction of movement.
Bring phr"Bring About Somebody's Ears" - all about someone.
Bring phr"Bring Along" - encourage, develop, bring on. 2. help to grow or flower more quickly. 3. conduct from one place to another, often a short distance.
Bring phr"Bring and Buy Sale" - a sale, usually to collect money for a charity, where a person brings things to be sold and buys things brought by other people. 2. a trash and treasure sale or market.
Bring phr"Bring Away" - to come away from some event with some important insight, particular impression, or information. 2. to move something away from from something, (a request to move something away from something and towards the requester.)
Bring phr"Bring Back" - to bring back or cause to come back to the point of departure; reintroduce. 2. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere. 3 cause to return, restore borrowed property. return to consciousness, awake, wake, rouse, arouse.
Bring phr"Bring Back to Life" - to revive, resussitate, restore to good health.
Bring phr"Bring Before" - present for discussion, decision or judgement.
Bring phr"Bring Down" - cause something to end. 2. cause the defeat of. 3. cause to fall from the sky by destroying, killing or wounding. 4. reduce or make lower. 5.
Bring phr"Bring Down the House" - to bring such demonstrative applause as threatens or suggests the bringing down of the building.
Bring phr"Bring Down to Earth" - make somebody return to reality.
Bring phr"Bring Forth" - introduce; yield.
Bring phr"Bring Forward" - to call up for consideration. 2. make something happen earlier than originally planned. 3. transfer or advance to an earlier date. 4. give somebody a part to play in some scheme; give somebody a position of advantage; call somebody up for consideration.
Bring phr"Bring Home to" - make something clear to somebody; or make he/she realize.
Bring phr"Bring Home to One" - make one realize.
Bring phr"Bring In" - introduce, pass; call up. 2. give somebody a part to play in some scheme; give somebody a position of advantage; call somebody up; include. 3. arrest; bring to the police station for questioning.
Bring phr"Bring In On"- give somebody a share in; let somebody participate in; inform somebody of something.
Bring phr"Bring into Being" - create, establish, set up.
Bring phr"Bring Into Line" - cause to conform with the rules of an organization or movement.
Bring phr"Bring Into Play" - cause to start functioning.
Bring phr"Bring Into Sight" - cause to appear.
Bring phr"Bring Into the Open" - reveal, make evident, make public.
Bring phr"Bring Into the World" - to give birth to; be a parent of.
Bring phr"Bring It" - to give one's all in a particular task and effort, to perform with admiration and force.
Bring phr"Bring It On" - an affirmative response, uttered aggressively to a challenge by issuing one back.
Bring phr"Bring It Weak" - to fail to complete a task successively; to make a halfhearted effort.
Bring phr"Bring Off" - succeed in doing something. 2. rescue, carry to safety.
Bring phr"Bring On" - to lead forward, to cause to advance, advance the growth of. 2. encourage, help to develop; produce, bring upon. 3. help to grow or flower. 4. speak, utter. 5. reveal, make clear or explicit. 6. elicit, call forth; adversity, need, danger.
Bring phr"Bring One's Arse to the Anchor" - put in a strenuous effort.
Bring phr"Bring Oneself To" - persuade oneself.
Bring phr"Bring Out" - demonstrate, reveal, or publish. 2. cause to strike or withdraw labor. 3. to lose shyness or reserve. 4. introduce to society. 5. introduce to the market; publish.
Bring phr"Bring Out In" - cause somebody to be (partially) covered with.
Bring phr"Bring Out of One's Shell" - help somebody overcome their shyness, or show a bolder side to their character.
Bring phr"Bring Over" - to carry or bring something to somewhere or someone, as bringing drinks to a party. 2. to cause someone to change allegiance or support, view or opinion. 3. cause somebody to come from overseas. 4. accompany somebody traveling or settling overseas.
Bring phr"Bring Over (to)" - cause somebody to change their allegiance.
Bring phr"Bring Shame Upon" - to disgrace, embarrass, someone, usually a close relative or friend.
Bring phr"Bring Somebody Down To Earth" - make somebody aware of the practicalities (rather than dreams/ fanciful ideas)
Bring phr"Bring Somebody Up Short" - make somebody short what they is doing.
Bring phr"Bring Someone to Book" - to impose a penalty upon someone for their wrongdoings.
Bring phr"Bring Someone or Something to Its/Their Knees" - to humble, devastate or humilate. 2. force someone into submission.
Something phr"Bring Something To a Head" - precipitate a crisis in order to get action.
Bring phr"Bring Something To Light" - ensure that something is noticed, or to reveal something.
Bring phr"Bring Tears to One's Eyes" - cause someone's eyes to water, as happens when someone is suffering from hay fever, etc. 2. cause one to be tearfully sad, or emotionally tearful..
Bring phr"Bring the House Down" - gain an audience approval wholeheartedly.
Bring phr"Bring Through" - be responsible for somebody's recovery or survival.
Bring phr"Bring Tidings" - bring news, information, often of a pleasing nature.
Bring phr"Bring to" - helpp to recover consciousness. 2. make a ship or stop. 3. make something equal, reach, a certain sum. 3. bring a certain attitude, approach to. 4.
Bring phr"Bring to a Dead End" - make further progress imposible.
Bring phr"Bring to a Head" - cause to reach a point where a decision, change, etc is necessary.
Bring phr"Bring to Bear" - to employ, put to use; apply oneself to.
Bring phr"Bring to Book" - find evidence to arrest, try, punish somebody.
Bring phr"Bring Together" - reconcile two parties which are in conflict.
Bring phr"Bring to Heel" - make someone compliantly obedient. 2. subdue, bring under control.
Bring phr"Bring To Himself" - mke somebody conscious, aware of what is happening.
Bring phr"Bring to Life" - mke something live; give it vitality.
Bring phr"Bring to Light" - reveal something which has been hidden.
Bring phr"Bring to Mind" - cause to recall, remember.
Bring phr"Bring to One's Feet" - make somebody stand up: to applause, show respect.
Bring phr"Bring to Rest" - control something so that it stops, reaches a final position.
Bring phr"Bring to the Fore" - make prominent; give an active part to.
Bring phr"Bring to the Ground" - make something fall to the ground or collapse.
Bring phr"bring to the Hammer" - to offer or sell by public auction.
Bring phr"Bring Under" - subdue, bring under control.
Bring phr"Bring Under the Hand Of" - bring under the protection of. 2. bring under submission.
Bring phr"Bring Up" - raise (a matter, topic); rear, educate a child; teach. 2. call to attention. 3. cause to appear for trial. 4. convey or summons troops to the front line. 5. vomit, reach, regurgitate.
Bring phr"Bring Up Against" - make somebody face or confront somebody or something.
Bring phr"Bring Upon (Oneself)" - to cause, either knowingly or unwittingly, to fall or happen to. or one suffers.
Bring phr"Bring Up the Hard Way" - give somebody a severe, strict upbringing. 2.
Bring phr"Bring Up to" - bring up to an acceptable level or standard.
Bring phr"Bring Up To As Far As" - lead, conduct, cause to rise.
Bring phr"Bring Within" - cause to come near enough to be heard, seen or reched.
Bring phr"Bring Word" - convey information, news.
Bring-and-buy saleadjDescriptive of a charity bazaar, stall etc; to which people bring objects for sale and buy those brouht by others.
Bringdown nTo carry, convey, lead or cause to go along to somewhere else. 2. to convey as an attribute or contribution. 3. to injure, capture, kill. 4. to lessen, reduce. 5. cause someone to be in low spirits.
Bringer nOne who brings something or someone (in various senses of the verb 'to bring').
Bringer up nOne who rears or educates.
Bringing(s)-forth nAchievement(s), accomplishment(s), public deed(s).
Brininess nThe state of condition of being briny or salty.
Brinish adjSomewhat or rather salty.
Brinishness nThe state or quality of being salty.
Brinness nThe quality of brine.
Brinnish adjOf the nature of brine. 2. somewhat brinnish or the salty part of the sea. 3. of tears: salty. 4. bitter, naseous (fig.)
Brinnishness nThe quality or state of being briny.
Briny nOE. bryne - the phosphorescence (of the sea) 2. the sea.
Briny phr"I'm on the Briny" - I'm at sea or on the sea.
Briny adjOf or pertaining to the brine; or to the sea, 2. saturated with salt. 3. applied to tears
Briny adjBrinny, salty.
Bristle nA stiff or coarse hair. 2. the hairs or straws that make up a brush, broom or similar item.
Bristle vbOf hairs, quills: to be become or stand stiff or bristle.
Bristle phr"Bristle At" - show anger or indignation.
Bristle phr"Bristle With" - display a frightening or impressive array of; be fraught with. 2. show or display in an extreme form.
Bristle-like adjResembling a bristle or some aspect of it.
Bristleness nWithout bristles; not having bristles.
Bristle-tail nThe silverfish; a firebrat.
Bristleworts nLindley's name for the Desvauxiaceae - small tufted herbs with bristly leaves.
Bristliness nBristling quality
Bristling nThe action of rising on end of the hair.
Bristling adjThat rises or stands on end. 2. of persons: bristly, rough, shaggy.
Bristlingly advIn a bristling manner.
Bristly adjSet in bristles or short stiff hairs, setose. 2. thickly set with sharp or defiant points.
Britchel adjLiable to break, brittle.
Britches nBreeches: a garment for the legs and trunk. 2. part of the body covered by britches. 3. trousers.
British nNationals or natives of the United Kingdom.
British adjPertaining, or relating to things British.
British phr"The British are Coming" - although he didn't yell 'The British are coming,' Paul revere did manage to warn the revolutionaries at Lexington that the British troops were heading their way.
British-born adjOne born in, native of, or living in a territory established by the british during colonial times.
British English nEnglish as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere.
Britisher nA native or inhabitant of Britian.
Britishly advIn the ancient british tongue. 2. after the manner of the british; in british fashion.
British man nA person born in Great Britian; a citizen of the United Kingdom; a brit.
Britishness nThe conditions of ancient Britons. 2. the quality or character of the British.
Briton nBriton - the ordinary name of the OE Chronicle
Britten vbOE: brytnian. to distribute, disperse. 2. to divide, break, brittle. 3. to cut or hew into pieces. 4. to kill, slay, butcher; to cut up a deer.
Brittle adjThings easily broken or fragile, liable to break; frangible. 2. hard but liable to break easily. 3. having a tendency to break under little stress. 5. emotional fragility.
Brittle phr"In a Brittle Way" -- capable of, or tending to break (lit & fig). 2. of emotions: easily upset by personal difficulty and problems.
Brittlely advIn a brittle or fragile way.
Brittle-minded adjWeak, insecure, unstable of mind, as 'narrow and brittle-minded bachelor state.'
Brittleness nThe state or condition of being brittle, fragile, easy broken. 2. a tendency of a material (or metals) to fracture and fail upon the application of a small amount of force, impact or shock. 3. fragility in dealing with emotional problems.
Brittle-strength adjWeak without strength, fragile, friable, easily broken.
Brittlewort n'The diatoms or brittleworts form a wonderful microcosm.'
Broad adjWide in extent or scope. 2. extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full. 3. having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained.  4. comprehensive; liberal; enlarged. 5. plain; evident. 6. free; unrestrained; unconfined. 7. gross; coarse; indelicate. 8. (of an accent) strongly regional.
Broad nA prostitute, a woman of loose morals. 2. (US) a woman or girl. 3. shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.
Broad vbTo broaden, spread across, expand.
Broad phr"A Broad Hint" - an obvious hint.
Broad phr"As Broad as It's Long" - it comes with the same thing either way, it makes no difference.
Broad phr"Be Broad Awake" - to be wide awake.
Broad phr"Broad in the Beam" - have with hips.
Broad phr"Have Broad Shoulders" - be able to cope well with responsibility.
Broad phr"In Broad Daylight" - in the open or full light of day; clearly visible.
Broad phr"In the Broad and the Long" - in one way or the other.
Broadacre adjIn Australia, of or pertaining to, or suitable for larger farming. 2. of large scale buildingb of highrise housing.
Broad arrow nA symbol with which government stores are marked as precaution against theft. 2. a pattern once on a convict's uniform; a convict.
Broadawake adjWide awake, alert.
Broad axe nA long axe, with a broad blade, once used as a weapon, or for hewing timber.
Broadband nA wide range of radio frequency.
Broad bean nA edible bean that has broad seeds.
Broad blown adjIn full bloom with blossom.
Broad brow nA person of broad tastes and interests; not a high brow or a low brow.
Broadcast nA casting or throwing seed in all directions, as from the hand in sowing. 2. scattering in all directions (as a method of sowing); - opposed to planting in hills, or rows. 3. an act of broadcasting; specifically, a program in which sounds or images are transmitted in all directions from a radio or television station.
Broadcast advSo as to scatter or be scattered in all directions; so as to spread widely, as seed from the hand in sowing, or news from the press.
Broadcast vbTo cast or disperse in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; to diffuse widely. 2. to disseminate (information, a speech, an advert, etc.) from a radio or television station. 3. to spread information, news, gossip widely by any means. 4. to transmit (sounds, images, or other signals) in all directions from a radio or television station
Broaden vbTo make broad or broader. 2. to be broad or broader.
Broadened pplMade or becoming broad, dilated.
Broadening nAn expansion in breadth, dilation. 2. becoming broad , expanding, dilating.
Broadening adjBecoming larger in distance from side to side; wider. 2. expand to encompass more people or things.
Broad-hint nObvious clue.
Broad-in-the-beam nFat or fatty in the hips or bottom.
Broadish adjSomewhat broad or expanding in breadth.
Broadleaf nA type of tree, having bright and flat, often deciduous leaves, as opposed to needle-like ones.
Broadleaf weed nAn unwanted pugnacious and tough plant that grow mostly around free areas in a lawn, garden or yard. They multiply very easily and can be hard to control.
Broad-leaved adj(Of a tree) having relatively broad flat leaves rather than needles; non coniferous.
Broadloom nA wide loom. 2. a carpet woven on a wide loom.
Broadly advIn a wide manner, liberally, in a loose sense.
Broad-minded adjBeing liberal or tolerant in thought and opinion.
Broad-mindedness nThe condition of being liberal or tolerant in thought and opinion.
Broad mouth adjA person who is plainly spoken, often insolently.
Broadmouthed adjPlainly spoken, often insolently
Broad-mouthness phrThe quality of being plainly spoken, often insolently.
Broadness nstate or quality or being broad or having breadth. 2. plainness of speech, coarseness in speech and manner. 3. indelicacy
Broadseal nThe public seal of a nation (of Great Britain).
Broadseal vbTo stamp with a broad seal. 2. to make sure; to guarantee a warrant.
Broadsheet nA larger size newspaper than tabloid.
Broad-shouldered adjHaving wide shoulders that don't slope. 2. able to bear huge burdens (lit. & fig.).
Broadside nA short verbal attack
Broadside vbCollide with the side of a vehicle, etc.
Broadside phr"Broadside On" - sideways on.
Broadsided adjHaving a broadside.
Broadsiding nThe firing of a broadside (lit. and fig.)
Broadspread nWide-spread, spreading widely.
Broadspreading adjSpreading out or extending widely, like an
Broadsword nA cutting sword with a short, flat blade as used by the highlanders.
Broad-tool nA mason tool about 3cm wide for dressing stone.
Broadwalk nA wide street, pavement, trotuary.
Broadway nThe theatre and entertainment of the US in New York. 2. used allusively with reference to the theatres for which Broadway in New York is famous. 3. a large open or main road.
Broadwise adjWith the broad or flat side extended, flat, broadly
Broadwise advIn a broad manner, widely extended. 2. with a broad or general view, generally. 3. outspokenly, openly, manifestly, markedly, decidedly. 4. with artistic breadth.
Brock nBadger, a name in later times associated with the epithet -stinking. 2. a stinking or dirty fellow. 3. one given to dirty or underhanded tricks. 4. a horse, an inferior one a jade.
Brockish adjLike a badger or brock, beastly, dirty.
Brockle nBroken pieces, fragments, rubbish.
Brockle adjEasily broken, fragile, brittle.
Brod nA shoot or sprout. 2. a prickle or thorn. 3. a goad, prick, pointed instrument. 4. an incentive, stimulus, motive.
Brod vbTo shoot, sprout. 2. to goad, prod, urge with a spike.
Broder nOne who brods: goads, motivates, stimulates.
Broke nThat which breaks, affliction, trouble, misery (only in OE) 2. fragment, piece of food. 3. a rupture or wound. 4. a breach of law. 5. pennilessness. 5. of animals: broken in harness.
Broke adjLacking money; bankrupt. 2.(informal) broken. 3. (in nautical terms) demoted, deprived of a commission.
Brokeback nA hunchback; derelict, one down on his/her luck.
Brokelet nA fragment.
Brokeling nA fragment.
Broken adjFragmented, in pieces, smashed. 2. out-of-order, not working, busted.
Broken phr"Be Broken In" - to be tamed as a horse. 2. fig. to be initiated; to be made to conform.
Broken phr"Be Broken Up" - to be broken into pieces
Broken-arrow nAn accidental nuclear incident or event involving weapons, warheads or components but which does not create the risk of mass death and destruction.
Broken-backed adjHaving an injury of the spine. 2. a book with its spine damaged or broken. 3. a worn out horse, a hack. 4. a ship so weakened that it sags at each end.
Broken-bird nA bird unable to fly because of a broken wing. 2. an aircraft grounded, downed or unflyable. 3. a troubled or emotionally fragile person, esp. one who is suffering the after effects of personal trauma.
Broken-Britian nA term used to describe the perceived widespread state of social decay in the United Kingdom.
Broken-down adjDecomposed, reduced to atoms. out-of-order, busted. 2. ramshackled, rundown, dilapidated. 3. not properly maintained, neglected. 4. derelict, hard-up, that which has been broken down and,as a result, no longer in working order.
Broken English nImperfect English speech.
Broken-headed adjEmotionally or mentally unstable.
Broken-heart nA heart or the emotions of persons crushed by grief, loss, and betrayal.
Broken-hearted adjHaving a broken heart; heart-broken; having the spirits crushed by grief or despair. 2. depressed, despondent, a feeling of hopelessness, esp. after a failed relationship.
Broken-heartedly advIn a despondent, depressed, despairing manner
Broken-heartedness nThe state or quality of being despondent, in despair or depressed.
Broken home nFamily in which the parents no longer live together.
Broken-horse nA jade, hack, worn out old nag.
Brokenly advIn a broken hearted manner.
Broken-minded adjMentally ill, unstable emotionally, schizophrenic.
Brokenness nThe characteristic of being broken.
Broken reed nA supporter who has failed, as 'he let me down at the last moment, he was a broken reed'.
Broken Saxon nThe period between 1100AD and 1200AD when Anglo-Saxon English was evolving into Middle English,
Broken-shanked adjA broken leg or legs.
Broken-winded adjBreathless, exhausted (of a horse)
Broker nOriginally a man who broached wine and then sold it. 2. businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission; an agent, factor, broker. 3. in law, an agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. 4. one who takes possession, as broker, of the subject matter or negotiation. 5. one who generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own. 6. dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange dealer in secondhand goods. 8. a pimp or procurer.
Broker-dealer nA person combining the former functions of a broker and jobber on the Stock Exchange.
Brokerly advIn a mean and servile manner.
Broking nThe craft or profession of a broker in mediation in a sale or transaction.
Brood nThe young of certain animals. 2. the young of any egg-laying animal. 3. the children in one family.
Brood vbTo keep an egg warm. 2. to protect. 3. to dwell upon moodily and at length.
Brood phr"Brood Over" - think sombrely and at length about a problem, difficulty, illness etc.
Brooded adjIncubated, hatched, 2. also fig. having a brood.
Brooder nOne who broods over things. 2. a hen that broods or hatches eggs. 3.
Broodful adjProlific.
Broodily advIn a brooding manner.
Broodiness nThe condition or quality of being broody.
Brooding nThe incubation of eggs by the hen sitting on them. 2. the period of incubation by the hen. 3. deep, profound or serious thought.
Brooding adjThat cherishes a (brood) hatches or incubates. 2. fig. that hoves closely around or overhangs (as a bird over her chicks; a mother over her children) 3. that dwells moodily upon a subject or thought
Broodling nA young bird.
Broodmare nA stud mare; a female horse used for breeding.
Broody adjProlific, apt to breed, inclined to breed. 2. of fowls: incline to sit and incubate. 3. of persons: comtemplative (sullenly). 4. meditative, feeling depreddes or moody. 5. of a woman : feeling maternal.
Brook nA small stream, rivulet, originally a torrent or strongly flowing stream. 2. a stream or torrent of blood. 3. the stream or flood of the Sea.
Brook vbTo enjoy the use of, make use of, profit by, possess, hold. 2. to digest, make use of food, retain, or bear in the stomach 3. to digest mentally. 4. to put up with, tolerate, as 'after brooking such an insult, he remained with his wife". 5. to find it agreeable to do something.
Brook phr"Brook a Name Well" - to bear it appropriately, do credit to it, actt consistently with.
Brooker nOne who enjoys possession of; a proprietor.
Brooking nThe capacity to take food, digestion. 2. endurance, bearing.
Brooking nThe maintenance or preservation of a brook.
Brooklet nA rivulet, small stream.
Brooklime nSpeedwell (Veronica Becca.)
Brookside nThe side of a brook.
Brooky adjCharacterized by or abounding in brooks.
Broom nAny of the several yellow-flowered shrubs of the plant family Fabaceae with long thin branches and small or few leaves.
Broom nSomeone who is eager and newly-imported.
Broom vbTo sweep with a broom.
Broom phr"A New Broom Sweeps Clean" - a changed regime usually bring change.
Broomcroft nA croft or small farm with broom growing.
Broomless adjWithout a (sweeping) broom.
Broomlike adjResembling or like a broom.
Broom-man nA street-sweeper.
Broomrape nA large genus of parisitic herbs (Orobanche), which attach themselves to the roots of broom and other plants.
Broomstaff nA staff or handle of a broom. 2. a broomstick.
Broomstick nThe staff or handle of a broom.
Broomwort nName applied by Gerard to species of Thaspli by others to some plant not identified. 2. broomrape.
Broomy adjCovered or abounding with broom. 2. pertaining to a broom or besom
Broon adjConserved from OE: brun, the colour brown
Brotel adjLiable to break, fragile, brittle. 2. frail, perishable, easily destroyed, mortal. 3. unstable, inconstant, fickle.
Brotelhood nFraility, fickleness, insecurity, uncetainty.
Broth nA decoction; esp, that in which meat is boiled. 2. a thin soup made from meat and vegetables (fig. and transfig.)
Brothel nA worthless, abandoned fellow. 2. a wretch, a scapegrace, good-for-nothing. 3. an abandoned woman, a prostitute, skank, skanky-ho. 3. a bordello, house of ill-fame, house of the rising sun, whorehouse.
Brothel-creepers nA type of soft shoe with crepe soles.
Brothel-goer nOne who goes to a brothel.
Brothel-house nA bordello, whorehouse.
Brothel-keeper nOne who operates a brother
Brothel-like adjResembling or like a brothel.
Brotheller nA whoremonger, a frequenter of brothels and whorehouses.
Brothelling nThe frequenting of whore and whorehouses; whoring.
Brothel-monger nA whoremonger, pimp, hoon, procurer, panderer.
Brothelly adjWhorish, meretricious.
Brothelsome adjPertaining to brothels, whorehouses, whorish, meretricious
Brother nThe state of being brothers or a brother. 2. an association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a fraternity. 3.the whole body of persons engaged in the same business,-especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or medical brotherhood. 4. persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind. 5. brethren, siblinghood, fraternity, association, fellowship, sodality.
Brother vbTo make a brother of; to admit to a brotherhood; to address a brother. 2. to be a brother.
Brother phr"A Man and a Brother" - motto of the Anti-slavery Society -'Am I not a Brother".
Brother phr"A Soul Brother" - a person with similar ideas.
Brother phr"Brotherhood of Man" - the whole of society.
Brother phr"Ones Brother's Keeper" - acknowledge responsibility for somebody conduct or welfare.
Brotherhood nNot in Old English -probably 'brotherred(e); the relation of a brother, or of brothers mutually (also in a spiritual sense.). 2. brotherliness, friendly alliance. 3. the rank of a brother in a 'corporation' 4. an association of brothers; a fraternity or guild; also the brethren collectively; also fig. of things. 5. community of feeling uniting man and man.
Brotherhood phr"Brotherhood of Man" - the whole of society.
Brother-in-law nThe brother of one's husband or wife. 2. the husband of one's sister. 3. sometimes the husband of one's wife (or husband' sister)
Brother-less adjNot having or without brothers.
Brother-lessphr"Bane is the Back of the Brotherless Man" - everyone is vulnerable unless he has a friend.
Brotherlessness nThe state of not having or without brothers.
Brotherlike nFraternal, brotherly, like a brother. 2. after the manner of a brother.
Brotherliness nThe quality of being a brother.
Brotherly adjBrotherly affection or sympathy. 2. of or pertaining to a brother; also characteristic of a brother, kind, affectionate.
Brotherly-fellowship nA fraternity or gild of brothers; a brotherhood.
Brotherly-kindness nOf things acting in a harmonious conjunction
Brotherly-love nAgape. 2. a kindly and lenient attitude towards others.
Brotherman nIn Afro-american talk: a man
Brothers nThe plural of brother. 2. male siblings. 3. males of Afro-american descent. 3. a supporter of equal rights. 5. a person, particularly a male, connected by a common cause or situation.
Brothership nBrotherly fellowship. 2. a fraternity of guild-brotherhood.
Brotherwort nWild Thyme, (thymus serphyllum)
Brothiness nThe quality of being brothy.
Brothy adjResembling or like broth.
Brow nOnly in O.E. the eye-lash, eye-lid. 2. the arch of hair over the eyes. 3,. the prominence of the frehead over the eyes. 4. the forehead. 5. fig. esp. as the seat of the facial expression of joy, sorrow, resolution, etc. 6. the projection edge of a cliff or hill standing over a steep. 7. a gallery in a coal-mine running across the face of the coal.
Brow vb"Be On the Brow of" - to fsce off, browbeat
Brow phr"By the Sweat of One's Brother" - through one's own hard work.
Brow phr"Have No Brow" - not to like the look of. 2. not to be impress by.
Brow phr"Knit One's Brow" - to indicate one's displeasure.
Browbeat vbTo bear down with stern, arrogance or insolent words or looks. 2. to bully.
Browbeaten adjBeaten down by arrogance, insolence and sren looks.
Browbeater nOne who browbeats.
Browbeating nThe action of the verb" to browbeat' - scowling, frowning. 2. bullying, insolence, arrogance.
Brow-bending nFrowning.
Browbone nThe orbital ridge of the eye.
Browden adjTwisted, plaited, intertwined, interwoven, woven. 2. embroidered, emblazoned with colour. 3. dyed, stained.
Browding nEmbroidery.
Browdster nEmbroider (female)
Browed adjHaving a brow, in such combinations, as 'dark-brow, low-brow, high-brow.
Browless adjWithout shame, unabashed. 2. frontless. 3. without eyebrows.
Brow-lid nEyelid.
Brown nBrown in colour, pigment of brown. 2. a colour like that of chocolate or coffee. 3. brown or in an unbleached state, 4. a person of a brown complexion. 5. duskiness, gloom.
Brown vbTo become brown, to make brown, to give a brown lustre. 2. to cook something until it becomes brown. 3. to tan. 4. to make brown or dusty. 5. to give a bright brown colour to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coating of oxide on their surface.
Brown adjHaving a brown color. 2. (obsolete) gloom.
Brown phr"Be Browned Off" - be fed up.
Brown phr"Be Done Brown" - be done, taken in, deceived, taken down; roasted (a cooking term).
Brown phr"Brown Off" - annoy, disenchant, fed up, bored.
Brown phr"Brown as a Berry" - very brown (skin), esp. from the sun or constant exposure to the weather.
Brown phr"Do Up Brown" - to do thoroughly, suggested by roasting; to cheat.
Brown-ale nA type of beer characterized by its brown color and rich malty hoppy flavor.
Brownbear nA species of bear native to northern America, Europe, Asia and having brown fur. (Ursus Arctos)
Brownbread nBread with a color as distinct from white bread, wholemeal or other specific types of bread. 2. wholemeal bread.
Brown cloud nA form of pollution (atmospheric) that is a mixture of aerosols, that absorb and scatter light as a result of the burning of fossils fuels.
Brown coal nLignite.
Brown earth(s) nA type of soil mostly located between 35° and 55° north of the Equator. The largest expanses cover western and central Europe, large areas of western and trans-Ural Russia, the east coast of America and eastern Asia.
Brown earth snake nHaldea striatula, commonly called the rough earth snake, is a species of nonvenomous natricine colubrid snake native to the southeastern United States.
Browned adjMake brown.
Browned off adjFaded or burnt off, (said of pasture and countryside). 2. fed up, disgusted.
Browned-offness nThe condition of being browned -off.
Brown eye nThe anus (slang).
Brown-eyed soul nA genre of soul music characteristically performed by Latino performers in Southern California in the 1960s.
Brown fat nA dark-colored adipose with a rich supply of blood vessels.
Brownfield nA site to be redeveloped for housing or commercial enterprises, that has been previously used as for industry and may be contaminated and requires an extensive clean-up.
Brown goods nElectrical merchandise, such as radios, televisions, computers etc. conventionally housed in brown casing, asa distinct from white good
Browning nThe action or process of becoming brown.
Browning adjBecoming brown, making brown
Brownish adjSomewhat brown
Brownishly advIn a brownish way.
Brownishness nThe state of being browny or somewhat brown.
Brownness nThe quality or state of being brown.
Brown nose vbTo flatter others in an obsequious manner.
Brown noser nA sycophant, flatterer, obsequious toady, fawner. 2. one who flatters others in an obsequious manner.
Brownout nA partial black-out of cities during wartime.
Brownrot nA fungal disease of stone fruit.
Brown Shirts nA member of the Nazi party. 2. any member of a fascist party.
Brown snake nA poisonous australia snake.
Brown stone nA kind of reddish-brown sandstone used for building. 2. a building with a facade of brownstone.
Brownswine nThe name of the porpoise.
Brown thumb nOne who lacks skills in the growing of plants. 2. an unsuccessful gardener; opposite of a 'green thumb'.
Brownware nA kind of pottery
Brownwort nThe Water-betony (Scrophularia aquatica)
Browny adjInclining to brown.
Brow stones nEyes.
Bruckle adjLiable to break. 2. frail, uncertain, precarious, shaky.
Bruckleness nFrailty.
Bruise nAn injury to the body by a blunt or heavy instrument, causing discolration but not laceration to the skin; a contusion; also of a plant, fruit etc..
Bruise vbO.E.: brysan: to crush, later coalescing with O.F. 'brisier,' 'bruser,' - to break, smash shatter. 2. to crush by any weight, but now: to injure by a blow which discolors the skin, but does not lacerate it and breaks no bones, to contuse. 3. transfig. to break in pieces, smash. 4. fig. of the senses: to bruise, hurt. 5. to beat small, crush, grind down.
Bruised adjOf blood: extravasated.
Bruiser nOne who bruises or crushes. 2. a prize-fighter. 3. in hunting: one who rides recklessly. 4. a concave tool used in grinding lenses or specula.
Bruising adjCausing physical, mental or emotional injury; "a bruising experience' 2. brutally forceful and compelling.
Bruising nA broken piece or fragment. 2. a beating, a brutal physical attack.
Bruising-match nA fiercely contested boxing, wrestling, football match, etc.
Bruisewort nThe name of one or more plants, the common daisy.
Brune nBurning, bruthren, a vessel to brew in.
Bruting nOE: bryting, cutting in pieces, destruction.
Brydthing nA wedding, marriage, nuptials.
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