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bray


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bray  \Bray\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Brayed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Braying}.]  [OE.  brayen,  OF  breier,  F.  broyer  to  pound, 
  grind,  fr  OHG.  brehhan  to  break.  See  {Break}.] 
  To  pound,  beat  rub,  or  grind  small  or  fine. 
 
  Though  thou  shouldest  bray  a  fool  in  a  mortar,  .  .  . 
  yet  will  not  his  foolishness  depart  from  him  --Prov. 
  xxvii.  22. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bray  \Bray\,  v.  i.  [OE  brayen,  F.  braire  to  bray,  OF  braire  to 
  cry,  fr  LL  bragire  to  whinny;  perh.  fr  the  Celtic  and  akin 
  to  E.  break;  or  perh.  of  imitative  origin.] 
  1.  To  utter  a  loud,  harsh  cry,  as  an  ass. 
 
  Laugh,  and  they  Return  it  louder  than  an  ass  can 
  bray.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  make  a  harsh,  grating,  or  discordant  noise. 
 
  Heard  ye  the  din  of  battle  bray?  --Gray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bray  \Bray\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  or  utter  with  a  loud,  discordant,  or  harsh  and 
  grating  sound. 
 
  Arms  on  armor  clashing,  brayed  Horrible  discord. 
  --MIlton. 
 
  And  varying  notes  the  war  pipes  brayed.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bray  \Bray\,  n. 
  The  harsh  cry  of  an  ass;  also  any  harsh,  grating,  or 
  discordant  sound. 
 
  The  bray  and  roar  of  multitudinous  London.  --Jerrold. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bray  \Bray\,  n.  [OE.  braye,  brey,  brew,  eyebrow,  brow  of  a  hill, 
  hill,  bank,  Scot.  bra,  brae,  bray,  fr  AS  br?w  eyebrow, 
  influenced  by  the  allied  Icel.  br?  eyebrow,  bank,  also  akin 
  to  AS  br?  yebrow  See  {Brow}.] 
  A  bank;  the  slope  of  a  hill;  a  hill.  See  {Brae},  which  is  now 
  the  usual  spelling.  [North  of  Eng.  &  Scot.]  --Fairfax. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bray 
  n  :  the  cry  of  an  ass 
  v  1:  braying  characteristic  of  donkeys  [syn:  {hee-haw}] 
  2:  reduce  to  small  pieces  or  particles  by  pounding  or  abrading; 
  "grind  the  spices  in  a  mortar";  "mash  the  garlic"  [syn:  {grind}, 
  {mash},  {crunch},  {comminute}] 
  3:  laugh  loudly  and  harshly 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bray,  OK  (town,  FIPS  8550) 
  Location:  34.60883  N,  97.81750  W 
  Population  (1990):  925  (400  housing  units) 
  Area:  161.3  sq  km  (land),  1.8  sq  km  (water) 




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