browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
brine

more about brine

brine


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brine  \Brine\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  steep  or  saturate  in  brine. 
 
  2.  To  sprinkle  with  salt  or  brine;  as  to  brine  hay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brine  \Brine\,  n.  [AS.  bryne  a  burning,  salt  liquor,  brine,  fr 
  brinnan,  brynnan  to  burn.  See  {Burn}.] 
  1.  Water  saturated  or  strongly  impregnated  with  salt;  pickle; 
  hence  any  strong  saline  solution;  also  the  saline 
  residue  or  strong  mother  liquor  resulting  from  the 
  evaporation  of  natural  or  artificial  waters. 
 
  2.  The  ocean;  the  water  of  an  ocean,  sea,  or  salt  lake. 
 
  Not  long  beneath  the  whelming  brine  .  .  .  he  lay. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  Tears;  --  so  called  from  their  saltness. 
 
  What  a  deal  of  brine  Hath  washed  thy  sallow  cheecks 
  for  Rosaline!  --Shak. 
 
  {Brine  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fly  of  the  genus  {Ephydra},  the 
  larv[ae]  of  which  live  in  artificial  brines  and  in  salt 
  lakes. 
 
  {Brine  gauge},  an  instrument  for  measuring  the  saltness  of  a 
  liquid. 
 
  {Brine  pan},  a  pit  or  pan  of  salt  water,  where  salt  is  formed 
  by  cristallization. 
 
  {Brine  pit},  a  salt  spring  or  well  from  which  water  is  taken 
  to  be  boiled  or  evaporated  for  making  salt. 
 
  {Brine  pump}  (Marine  Engin.),  a  pump  for  changing  the  water 
  in  the  boilers,  so  as  to  clear  them  of  the  brine  which 
  collects  at  the  bottom. 
 
  {Brine  shrimp},  {Brine  worm}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  phyllopod 
  crustacean  of  the  genus  {Artemia},  inhabiting  the  strong 
  brines  of  salt  works  and  natural  salt  lakes.  See 
  {Artemia}. 
 
  {Brine  spring},  a  spring  of  salt  water. 
 
  {Leach  brine}  (Saltmaking),  brine  which  drops  from  granulated 
  salt  in  drying,  and  is  preserved  to  be  boiled  again 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brine 
  n  1:  water  containing  salts;  "the  water  in  the  ocean  is  all 
  saltwater"  [syn:  {seawater},  {saltwater}]  [ant:  {fresh 
  water}] 
  2:  a  strong  solution  of  salt  and  water  used  for  pickling 
  v  :  soak  in  brine 




more about brine