Associations to the word «Brook»


BROOK, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) (except in Scots) To use; enjoy; have the full employment of.
BROOK, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To earn; deserve.
BROOK, verb. (transitive) To bear; endure; support; put up with; tolerate (usually used in the negative, with an abstract noun as object).
BROOK, noun. A body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream. (In the US, brook is a New York and New England term; compare Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia run, and Southern US branch.)
BROOK, noun. (Sussex) (Kent) A water meadow.
BROOK, noun. (Sussex) (Kent) (in the plural) Low, marshy ground.
BROOK, proper noun. A surname​ for someone living by a brook.
BROOK, proper noun. A surname​, a transliteration and normalization of Hebrew ברך.
BROOK, proper noun. A male given name transferred from the surname.
BROOK, proper noun. A female given name of modern usage; more often spelled Brooke.
BROOK ALDER, noun. American winterberry, Ilex verticillata.
BROOK LAMPREY, noun. A small European lamprey, Lampetra planeri.
BROOK LAMPREYS, noun. Plural of brook lamprey
BROOK TROUT, noun. (British) A fish of the subspecies Salmo trutta fario, the brown trout.
BROOK TROUT, noun. A fish of the species Salvelinus fontinalis.
BROOK TROUTS, noun. Plural of brook trout

Dictionary definition

BROOK, noun. A natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer".
BROOK, verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage".

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