Dictionary: BREW'ED – BRICK'LAY-ER

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BREW'ED, pp.

Mixed, steeped and fermented; made by brewing.


One whose occupation is to prepare malt liquors; one who brews.


A brew-house; the house and apparatus where brewing is carried on.

BREW'-HOUSE, n. [brew and house.]

A brewery; a house appropriated to brewing.


  1. The act or process of preparing liquors from malt and hops.
  2. The quantity brewed at once. – Bacon.
  3. Among seamen, a collection of black clouds portending a storm. – Mar. Dict.

BREW'ING, ppr.

  1. Preparing malt liquor.
  2. In a state of mixing, forming or preparing; as, a storm is brewing. – Pope.
  3. Contriving; preparing; as, a scheme is brewing. – Wotton.


  1. Broth; pottage. [Obs.]
  2. A piece of bread soaked in boiling fat pottage, made of salted meat. – Bailey. Johnson.

BRI'AR, n.


BRIBE, n. [Ir. breab. In Pers. پَاَره parah, is a bribe, a half, piece, bit, segment, a morsel. Fr. bribe, a piece of bread.]

  1. A price, reward, gift or favor bestowed or promised with a view to pervert the judgment, or corrupt the conduct of a judge, witness or other person. A bribe is a consideration given or promised to a person, to induce him to decide a cause, give testimony, or perform some act contrary to what he knows to be truth, justice or rectitude. It is not used in a good sense unless in familiar language.
  2. That which seduces. Not the bribes of sordid wealth can seduce to leave these ever blooming sweets. – Akenside.

BRIBE, v.t.

  1. To give or promise a reward or consideration, with a view to pervert the judgment, or corrupt the conduct. To hire for bad purposes; to purchase the decision of a judge, the testimony of a witness, or the performance of some act contrary to known truth, justice or rectitude.
  2. To gain by a bribe. In familiar language, it is sometimes used in a good sense; as, to bribe a child to take a medicine. Dryden has used the word in a good sense, in solemn language; but such use is rare, and hardly legitimate.


Greedy of bribes or presents; as, bribe-devouring kings. – Mitford.


That can not be bribed; that is not bribed.

BRIBE-PAN'DER, n. [bribe and pander.]

One who procures bribes. – Burke.


One who bribes, or pays for corrupt practices. – South.


The act or practice of giving or taking rewards for corrupt practices; the act of paying or receiving a reward for a false judgment or testimony, or for the performance of that which is known to be illegal or unjust. It is applied both to him who gives, and to him who receives the compensation, but appropriately to the giver.

BRIBE-WOR'THY, a. [bribe and worthy.]

Worth bribing to obtain. – Mason.

BRICK, n. [Fr. brique, a brick, and a little loaf; Ir. brice, or brike; Arm. brigen; supposed to be a contraction of L. imbrex, a gutter-tile, from imber, a shower, which is probably a compound, of which the last syllable is from βρεχω, whence It. imbriacarsi, to get drunk. See Ebriety.]

  1. A mass of earth, chiefly clay, first moistened and made fine by grinding or treading, then formed into a long square in a mold, dried and baked or burnt in a kiln; used in buildings and walls.
  2. A loaf shaped like a brick.

BRICK, v.t.

  1. To lay or pave with bricks. – Swift.
  2. To imitate or counterfeit a brick wall on plaster, by smearing it with red ocher and making the joints with an edge-tool, filling them with fine plaster. – Encyc.

BRICK'BAT, n. [brick and bat.]

A piece or fragment of a brick. – Bacon.


Built with bricks. – Dryden.

BRICK'-CLAY, n. [brick and clay.]

Clay used or suitable for making bricks. – Woodward.

BRICK'DUST, n. [brick and dust.]

Dust of pounded bricks. – Spectator.

BRICK'EARTH, n. [brick and earth.]

Clay or earth used, or suitable for bricks.

BRICK'KILN, n. [brick and kiln.]

A kiln, or furnace, in which bricks are baked or burnt, or a pile of bricks, laid loose, with arches underneath to receive the wood or fuel.

BRICK'LAY-ER, n. [brick and lay.]

One whose occupation is to build with bricks; a mason.