Associations to the word «Bristle»


BRISTLE, noun. A stiff or coarse hair.
BRISTLE, noun. The hair or straws that make up a brush, broom, or similar item.
BRISTLE, verb. To rise or stand erect, like bristles.
BRISTLE, verb. To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles.
BRISTLE, verb. To be on one's guard or raise one's defenses; to react with fear, suspicion, or distance.
BRISTLE, verb. To fix a bristle to.
BRISTLE, proper noun. (slang) (humorous) Bristol, England (in imitation of the local dialect)

Dictionary definition

BRISTLE, noun. A stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic.
BRISTLE, noun. A stiff hair.
BRISTLE, verb. Be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers".
BRISTLE, verb. Rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!".
BRISTLE, verb. Have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles; "bristling leaves".
BRISTLE, verb. React in an offended or angry manner; "He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program".

Wise words

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.