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brook


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brook  \Brook\,  n.  [OE.  brok,  broke,  brook,  AS  br[=o]c;  akin  to 
  D.  broek,  LG  br[=o]k,  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.  --Deut.  viii. 
  7. 
 
  Empires  itself  as  doth  an  inland  brook  Into  the  main 
  of  waters.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  bear;  to  endure;  to  put  up  with  to  tolerate;  as  young 
  men  can  not  brook  restraint.  --Spenser. 
 
  Shall  we  who  could  not  brook  one  lord,  Crouch  to 
  the  wicked  ten?  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  deserve;  to  earn.  [Obs.]  --Sir  J.  Hawkins. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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"  [syn:  {endure},  {stomach}, 
  {bear},  {stand},  {tolerate},  {abide},  {suffer},  {put  up}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Brook,  IN  (town,  FIPS  7966) 
  Location:  40.86599  N,  87.36579  W 
  Population  (1990):  899  (386  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  47922 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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. 
 




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