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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brooch  \Brooch\  (br[=o]ch;  277),  n.  [See  {Broach},  n.] 
  1.  An  ornament,  in  various  forms,  with  a  tongue,  pin,  or  loop 
  for  attaching  it  to  a  garment;  now  worn  at  the  breast  by 
  women;  a  breastpin.  Formerly  worn  by  men  on  the  hat. 
 
  Honor  's  a  good  brooch  to  wear  in  a  man's  hat.  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  2.  (Paint.)  A  painting  all  of  one  color,  as  a  sepia  painting, 
  or  an  India  painting. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brooch  \Brooch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Brooched}  (br[=o]cht).] 
  To  adorn  as  with  a  brooch.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brooch 
  n  :  a  decorative  pin  worn  by  women  [syn:  {broach},  {breastpin}] 
  v  :  fasten  with  or  as  if  with  a  brooch  [syn:  {clasp}] 




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