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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brute  \Brute\,  n. 
  1.  An  animal  destitute  of  human  reason;  any  animal  not  human; 
  esp.  a  quadruped;  a  beast. 
 
  Brutes  may  be  considered  as  either  a["e]ral, 
  terrestrial,  aquatic,  or  amphibious.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  A  brutal  person;  a  savage  in  heart  or  manners;  as 
  unfeeling  or  coarse  person. 
 
  An  ill-natured  brute  of  a  husband.  --Franklin. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Beast}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brute  \Brute\,  v.  t.  [For  bruit.] 
  To  report;  to  bruit.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brute  \Brute\,  a.  [F.  brut,  nasc.,  brute,  fem.,  raw,  rough, 
  rude,  brutish,  L.  brutus  stupid,  irrational:  cf  It  &  Sp 
  bruto.] 
  1.  Not  having  sensation;  senseless;  inanimate;  unconscious; 
  without  intelligence  or  volition;  as  the  brute  earth;  the 
  brute  powers  of  nature. 
 
  2.  Not  possessing  reason,  irrational;  unthinking;  as  a  brute 
  beast;  the  brute  creation. 
 
  A  creature  .  .  .  not  prone  And  brute  as  other 
  creatures,  but  endued  With  sanctity  of  reason. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Of  pertaining  to  or  characteristic  of  a  brute  beast. 
  Hence:  Brutal;  cruel;  fierce;  ferocious;  savage;  pitiless; 
  as  brute  violence.  --Macaulay. 
 
  The  influence  of  capital  and  mere  brute  labor. 
  --Playfair. 
 
  4.  Having  the  physical  powers  predominating  over  the  mental; 
  coarse;  unpolished;  unintelligent. 
 
  A  great  brute  farmer  from  Liddesdale.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  5.  Rough;  uncivilized;  unfeeling.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brute 
  adj  :  resembling  a  beast;  showing  lack  of  human  sensibility; 
  "beastly  desires";  "a  bestial  nature";  "brute  force"; 
  "a  dull  and  brutish  man";  "bestial  treatment  of 
  prisoners"  [syn:  {beastly},  {bestial},  {brute(a)},  {brutish}] 
  n  1:  a  cruelly  rapacious  person  [syn:  {beast},  {wolf},  {savage}, 
  {wildcat}] 
  2:  a  living  organism  characterized  by  voluntary  movement  [syn: 
  {animal},  {animate  being},  {beast},  {creature},  {fauna}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BRUTE,  n.  See  :HUSBAND:. 
 
 
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