bear, suffer, tolerate
small stream, rivulet
\brook\ (&?;), n. [oe. brok, broke, brook, as. brōc; akin to d. broek, lg. brōk, marshy ground, ohg. pruoh, g. bruch marsh; prob. fr. the root of e. break, so as that it signifies water breaking through the earth, a spring or brook, as well as a marsh. see break, v. t.] a natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek. the lord thy god bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water. viii. 7. empires itself, as doth an inland brook into the main of waters.brook
\brook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. brooked (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. brooking.] [oe. broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, digest, as. br&?;can; akin to d. gebruiken to use, ohg. pr&?;hhan, g. brauchen, gebrauchen, icel. br&?;ka, goth. br&?;kjan, and l. frui, to enjoy. cf. fruit, broker.] 1.
to use; to enjoy. [obs.] 2.
to bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young men can not brook restraint. shall we, who could not brook one lord, crouch to the wicked ten? 3.
to deserve; to earn. [obs.] hawkins.brook
n : a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer" [syn: creek]
v : put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "i cannot bear his constant criticism"; "the new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat" [syn: endure, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, abide, suffer, put up]brook
a torrent. 1.
applied to small streams, as the arnon, jabbok, etc. isaiah (15:7) speaks of the "book of the willows," probably the wady-el-asha. 2.
it is also applied to winter torrents (job 6:15; num. 34:5; josh. 15:4, 47), and to the torrent-bed or wady as well as to the torrent itself (num. 13:23; 1 kings 17:3). 3.
in isa. 19:7 the river nile is meant, as rendered in the revised version.
brook trout brook mint
brook silversides brook fish
is a small stream. The word may also refer to:
- Brook (surname)
- Brook Lopez, American basketball player
- Brook Mahealani Lee (born 1971), former Miss USA and Miss Universe (1997) from Hawaii, U.S.
- A persona of Mary J. Blige
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From Shakespeare's Henry VI. Part II.
1. a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer"
(hypernym) stream, watercourse
(hyponym) Aegospotami, AegospotamosVerb
1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
(synonym) digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, abide, suffer, put up
(hypernym) permit, allow, let, countenance
(hyponym) accept, live with, swallow
n. a brook, rivulet, a rill Ceunant =
n. a ravine, a brook Cornant =
n. a brook, a rill Ebyrn =
n. a brook bank Nant =
n. a ravine, a brook Prill =
n. a little brook, a rill
dreamer; vale; brook
To use; to enjoy.
To deserve; to earn.
To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young men can not brook restraint.
A natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek.
A natural stream of water, smaller than a river or creek; especially a small stream or rivulet which breaks directly out of the ground, as from a spring or seep; also, a stream or torrent of similar size, produced by copious rainfall, melting snow and ice, etc.; a primary stream not formed by tributaries, though often fed below its source, as by rills or runlets; one of the smallest branches or ultimate ramifications of a drainage system.
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a torrent. (1.) Applied to small streams, as the Arnon, Jabbok, etc. Isaiah (15:7) speaks of the "book of the willows," probably the Wady-el-Asha. (2.) It is also applied to winter torrents (Job 6:15; Num. 34:5; Josh. 15:4, 47), and to the torrent-bed or wady as well as to the torrent itself (Num. 13:23; 1 Kings 17:3). (3.) In Isa. 19:7 the river Nile is meant, as rendered in the Revised Version.
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