Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Bromlife noun [ From Bromley Hill, near Alston, Cumberland, England.] (Min.) A carbonate of baryta and lime, intermediate between witherite and strontianite; -- called also alstonite .
Bromoform noun [ Brom ine + form yl.] (Chemistry) A colorless liquid, CHBr 3 , having an agreeable odor and sweetish taste. It is produced by the simultaneous action of bromine and caustic potash upon wood spirit, alcohol, or acetone, as also by certain other reactions. In composition it is the same as chloroform, with the substitution of bromine for chlorine. It is somewhat similar to chloroform in its effects. Watts.
Bromogelatin adjective [ Brom ine + gelatin .] (Photog.) Designating or pertaining to, a process of preparing dry plates with an emulsion of bromides and silver nitrate in gelatin.
Bromoiodism noun [ Brom ine + iod ine + -ism .] (Medicine) Poisoning induced by large doses of bromine and iodine or of their compounds.
Bromoiodized adjective (Photog.) Treated with bromides and iodides.
Bromol noun [ Abbr. from tri bromo phen ol .] (Pharm.) A crystalline substance (chemically, tribromophenol, C 6 H 2 Br 3 OH), used as an antiseptic and disinfectant.
Brompicrin noun [ German brompikrin ; brom bromine + pikrin säure picric acid.] (Chemistry) A pungent colorless explosive liquid, CNO 2 Br 3 , analogous to and resembling chlorpicrin. [ Spelt also brompikrin .]
Bromuret noun See Bromide .
Bromyrite noun [ Bromine + Greek ... silver.] (Min.) Silver bromide, a rare mineral; -- called also bromargyrite .
Bronchi noun plural (Anat.) See Bronchus .
Bronchia noun plural
[ Latin , pl
. Confer Bronchus
.] (Anat.) The bronchial tubes which arise from the branching of the trachea, esp. the subdivision of the bronchi. Dunglison.
[ Confer French bronchial
. See Bronchia
.] (Anat.) Belonging to the bronchi and their ramifications in the lungs. Bronchial arteries
, branches of the descending aorta, accompanying the bronchia in all their ramifications.
-- Bronchial cells
, the air cells terminating the bronchia.
-- Bronchial glands
, glands whose functions are unknown, seated along the bronchia.
-- Bronchial membrane
, the mucous membrane lining the bronchia.
-- Bronchial tube
, the bronchi, or the bronchia.
Bronchic adjective (Anat.) Bronchial.
Bronchiole noun (Anat.) A minute bronchial tube.
Bronchitic adjective Of or pertaining to bronchitis; as, bronchitic inflammation.
Bronchitis noun [ Bronchus + -itis .] (Medicine) Inflammation, acute or chronic, of the bronchial tubes or any part of them.
Broncho noun [ Spanish bronco rough, wild.] A native or a Mexican horse of small size. [ Western U.S.]
Broncho-pneumonia noun [ Bronchus + pneumonia .] (Medicine) Inflammation of the bronchi and lungs; catarrhal pneumonia.
[ Greek ...; ... windpipe + ... tumor.] (Medicine) See Goiter .
Bronchophony noun [ Greek ... windpipe + ... sound.] A modification of the voice sounds, by which they are intensified and heightened in pitch; -- observed in auscultation of the chest in certain cases of intro-thoracic disease.
Bronchotome noun [ Greek ... windpipe + ... to cut.] (Surg.) An instrument for cutting into the bronchial tubes.
Bronchotomy noun (Surg.) An incision into the windpipe or larynx, including the operations of tracheotomy and laryngotomy .
; plural Bronchi
[ New Latin , from Greek ... windpipe. Confer Bronchia
.] (Anat.) One of the subdivisions of the trachea or windpipe; esp. one of the two primary divisions.
[ See Brand
.] A sword.
Brontograph noun [ Greek ... thunder + -graph .] (Meteor.) (a) A tracing or chart showing the phenomena attendant on thunderstorms. (b) An instrument for making such tracings, as a recording brontometer.
Brontolite, Brontolith noun [ Greek ... + -lite , -lith .] An aërolite. [ R.]
Brontology noun [ Greek ... thunder + -logy .] A treatise upon thunder.
Brontometer noun [ Greek ... thunder + -meter .] (Meteor.) An instrument for noting or recording phenomena attendant on thunderstorms.
Brontosaurus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... thunder + ... lizard.] (Paleon.) A genus of American jurassic dinosaurs. A length of sixty feet is believed to have been attained by these reptiles.
Brontotherium noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... thunder + ... beast.] (Paleon.) A genus of large extinct mammals from the miocene strata of western North America. They were allied to the rhinoceros, but the skull bears a pair of powerful horn cores in front of the orbits, and the fore feet were four-toed. See Illustration in Appendix.
Brontozoum noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... thunder + ... animal.] (Paleon.) An extinct animal of large size, known from its three-toed footprints in Mesozoic sandstone. » The tracks made by these reptiles are found eighteen inches in length, and were formerly referred to gigantic birds; but the discovery of large bipedal three-toed dinosaurs has suggested that they were made by those reptiles.
[ French bronze
, from Italian bronzo
brown, from Old High German br...n
, German braun
. See Brown
] 1. An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used for statues, bells, cannon, etc., the proportions of the ingredients being varied to suit the particular purposes. The varieties containing the higher proportions of tin are brittle, as in bell metal and speculum metal. 2. A statue, bust, etc., cast in bronze.
A print, a bronze , a flower, a root. 3. A yellowish or reddish brown, the color of bronze; also, a pigment or powder for imitating bronze. 4. Boldness; impudence; "brass."
Imbrowned with native bronze , lo! Henley stands. Aluminium bronze
. See under Aluminium .
-- Bronze age
, an age of the world which followed the stone age, and was characterized by the use of implements and ornaments of copper or bronze.
-- Bronze powder
, a metallic powder, used with size or in combination with painting, to give the appearance of bronze, gold, or other metal, to any surface.
-- Phosphor bronze
or Silicium bronze are made by adding phosphorus and silicon respectively to ordinary bronze, and are characterized by great tenacity.
Bronze transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Bronzed
; present participle & verbal noun Bronzing
.] [ Confer French bronzer
. See Bronze
] 1. To give an appearance of bronze to, by a coating of bronze powder, or by other means; to make of the color of bronze; as, to bronze plaster casts; to bronze coins or medals.
The tall bronzed black-eyed stranger. 2. To make hard or unfeeling; to brazen.
The lawer who bronzes his bosom instead of his forehead. Bronzed skin disease
Sir W. Scott.
. (Pathol.) See Addison's disease .
Bronze steel A hard tough alloy of tin, copper, and iron, which can be used for guns.
Bronzewing noun (Zoology) An Australian pigeon of the genus Phaps , of several species; -- so called from its bronze plumage.
Bronzine noun A metal so prepared as to have the appearance of bronze. -- adjective Made of bronzine; resembling bronze; bronzelike.
1. The act or art of communicating to articles in metal, wood, clay, plaster, etc., the appearance of bronze by means of bronze powders, or imitative painting, or by chemical processes. Tomlinson. 2. A material for bronzing.
Bronzist noun One who makes, imitates, collects, or deals in, bronzes.
Bronzite noun [ Confer French bronzite .] (Min.) A variety of enstatite, often having a bronzelike luster. It is a silicate of magnesia and iron, of the pyroxene family.
Bronzy adjective Like bronze.
(brōch; 277) noun
[ See Broach
] 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. 2. (Paint.) A painting all of one color, as a sepia painting, or an India painting.
Brooch transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Brooched
(brōcht).] To adorn as with a brooch.
[ Middle English brod
, Anglo-Saxon brōd
; akin to Dutch broed
, Old High German bruot
, German brut
, and also to German brühe
broth, Middle High German brüeje
, and perhaps to English brawn
. Confer Breed
, transitive verb
] 1. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.
As a hen doth gather her brood under her wings.
Luke xiii. 34.
A hen followed by a brood of ducks. 2. The young from the same dam, whether produced at the same time or not; young children of the same mother, especially if nearly of the same age; offspring; progeny; as, a woman with a brood of children.
The lion roars and gluts his tawny brood . 3. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
Flocks of the airy brood , 4. (Mining) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores. To sit on brood
(Cranes, geese or long-necked swans).
, to ponder.
[ Poetic] Shak.
1. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs. 2. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow.
(brōch) intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Brooded
; present participle & verbal noun Brooding
.] 1. To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and protect them; hence, to sit quietly, as if brooding.
Birds of calm sir brooding on the charmed wave. 2. To have the mind dwell continuously or moodily on a subject; to think long and anxiously; to be in a state of gloomy, serious thought; -- usually followed by over or on ; as, to brood over misfortunes.
Brooding on unprofitable gold.
Brooding over all these matters, the mother felt like one who has evoked a spirit.
When with downcast eyes we muse and brood .
(brōd) transitive verb 1. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens. 2. To cherish with care.
[ R.] 3. To think anxiously or moodily upon.
You'll sit and brood your sorrows on a throne.
Broody adjective Inclined to brood. Ray.
[ Middle English brok
, Anglo-Saxon brōc
; akin to Dutch broek
, LG. brōk
, marshy ground, Old High German pruoh
, German bruch
marsh; probably from the root of English break
, so as that it signifies water breaking through the earth, a spring or brook, as well as a marsh. See Break
, transitive verb
] 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.
Brook transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Brooked
; present participle & verbal noun Brooking
.] [ Middle English broken
, to use, enjoy, digest, Anglo-Saxon br...can
; akin to Dutch gebruiken
to use, Old High German pr...hhan
, German brauchen
, Icelandic br...ka
, Goth. br...kjan
, and Latin frui
, to enjoy. Confer Fruit
.] 1. To use; to enjoy.
[ Obsolete] 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, 3. To deserve; to earn.
Crouch to the wicked ten?
[ Obsolete] Sir J. Hawkins.