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Splendidly. – Warton.


Brilliancy; splendor; glitter. – Johnson.


The hair on the eyelids of a horse.

BRIM, a. [Sax. bryme.]

Public; well known; celebrated. [Not in use.] – Warner.

BRIM, n. [Sax. brymm; Sw. bräm; Dan. bræmme; Sax. ryman, to enlarge; probably the extent or extreme.]

  1. The rim, lip or broad border of any vessel or other thing; as, the brim of a hat, or of a vessel.
  2. The upper edge of a vessel, whether broad or not; as, the brim of a cup or glass.
  3. The top of any liquor; the edge or that next the border at the top. The feet of the priests were dipped in the brim of the water. – Josh. iii.
  4. The edge or brink of a fountain; the verge. – Drayton.

BRIM, v.i.

To be full to the brim. – Philips.

BRIM, v.t.

To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top. – Milton.

BRIM'FUL, a. [brim and full.]

Full to the top; completely full; as, a glass brimfull; a heart brimfull of tears.


Fullness to the top. [Not used.] – Shak.


Having no brim. – Addison.


A bowl full to the top. – Dryden.


Full to the top or brim; as, a brimming pail. – Dryden.

BRIM'STONE, n. [Sax. bryne, combustion, and stone, burn-stone, or burning-stone. See Brand and Burn.]

Sulphur; a hard, brittle, inflammable substance, of a lemon yellow color, which has no smell, unless heated, and which becomes negatively electric by heat and friction. It is found, in great quantities, and sometimes pure, in the neighborhood of volcanos. It is an ingredient in a variety of minerals and ores. The sulphur of commerce is procured from its natural beds, or artificially extracted from pyrites. – Hooper. Nicholson.


Full of brimstone, or containing it; resembling brimstone; sulphurous.

BRIND'ED, a. [It. brinato, spotted.]

Marked with spots; tabby; having different colors. – Milton.

BRIN'DLE, n. [from brind, the root of brinded.]

The state of being brinded; spottedness. – Richardson.


Spotted; variegated with spots of different colors. – Addison.

BRINE, n. [Sax. bryne, brine, and a burning, from brennan, to burn.]

  1. Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt, like the water of the ocean. Artificial brine is used for the preservation of the flesh of animals, fish, vegetables, &c.
  2. The ocean or sea. – Milton.
  3. Tears, so called from their saltness. – Shak. Leach brine is brine which drops from corned salt in drying, which is preserved to be boiled again. – Encyc.

BRINE, v.t.

To steep in brine, as corn, to prevent smut; also, to mix salt with; as, to brine hay. – Encyc.

BRINE'PAN, n. [brine and pan.]

A pit of salt water, where, by the action of the sun, salt is formed by crystalization.

BRINE'PIT, n. [brine and pit.]

A brine-pan, or a salt spring from which water is taken to be boiled or evaporated for making salt. – Encyc.

BRINE'SPRING, n. [brine and spring.]

A spring of salt water. – Encyc.

BRING, v.t. [pret. and pp. brought. Sax. bringan; Sw. bringa; Dan. bringer; D. brengen; G. bringen; Goth. briggan. We see by brought, D. bragt, and the Gothic briggan, that n is not radical.]

  1. To fetch; to bear, convey or lead from a distant to a nearer place, or to a person; as, bring me a book from the shelf; bring me a morsel of bread. In this sense, it is opposed to carry, and it is applied to the person bearing or leading, in opposition to sending or transmitting by another.
  2. To produce; to procure as a cause; to draw to. Nothing brings a man more honor than to be invariably just.
  3. To attract or draw along. In distillation the water brings over with it another substance.
  4. To cause to come; to cause to proceed from a distant place, in company, or at the same time; as, to bring a boat over a river; to bring a horse or carriage; to bring a cargo of dry goods.
  5. To cause to come to a point, by moral influence; used of the mind, and implying previous remoteness, aversion, alienation, or disagreement; as to bring the mind to assent to a proposition; or to bring a man to terms, by persuasion or argument. In this sense it is nearly equivalent to persuade, prevail upon, or induce. The same process is effected by custom, and other causes. Habit brings us to relish things at first disagreeable; reflection brings a man to his senses, and whether the process is slow or rapid, the sense of the verb is the same. To bring to the mind any thing before and forgotten, is to recall; but the sense of bring is the same. The primary sense is to lead, draw, or cause to come; the sense of conveying or bearing is secondary. The use of this verb is so extensive, and incorporated into so many peculiar phrases, that it is not easy to reduce its significations within any precise limits. In general, the verb bring implies motion from a place remote, either in a literal or figurative sense. It is used with various modifying words. To bring back is to recall, implying previous departure, either in a literal or figurative sense. To bring about, to bring to pass; to effect; to accomplish; to bring to the desired issue. To bring forth is to produce, as young or fruit; also, to bring to light; that is, to make manifest, to disclose. To bring forward, to cause to advance; to produce to view. To bring in, to import; to introduce; to bear from a remote place within a certain precinct; to place in a particular condition; to collect things dispersed; to reduce within the limits of law and government; to produce, as income, rent or revenue; to induce to join, &c. To bring off, to bear or convey from a distant place, as to bring off men from an isle; also, to procure to be acquitted; to clear from condemnation; to cause to escape. To bring on, to cause to begin, as to bring on an action; also, to originate or cause to exist, as to bring on a disease; also, to bear or convey from a distance, as to bring on a quantity of goods; also, to attend, or to aid in advancing, as to bring one on his way. To bring over, to bear across, as to bring over dispatches, to bring over passengers in a boat; also, to convert by persuasion or other means; to draw to a new party; to cause to change sides, or an opinion. To bring out, to expose; to detect; to bring to light from concealment; as, to bring out an accomplice or his crimes. To bring under, to subdue; to repress; to restrain; to reduce to obedience; also, to bring beneath any thing. To bring up, to nurse; to educate; to instruct; to feed and clothe; to form the manners, and furnish the mind with knowledge. The phrase may comprehend all these particulars. Also, to introduce to practice, as to bring up a fashion or ceremony; also, to cause to advance near, as to bring up forces, or the body of reserve: also, to bear or convey upward. In navigation, to cast anchor. To bring down, to cause to come down; also, to humble or abase, as to bring down high looks. To bring to, in navigation, to check the course of a ship, by arranging the sails in such a manner, that they shall counteract each other, and keep her nearly stationary. She is then said to lie to. The phrase is used also in applying a rope to the capstan. To bring by the lee, to incline so rapidly to leeward of the course, when a ship sails large, as to bring the lee side suddenly to the windward, and by laying the sails aback, expose her to the danger of oversetting. – Mar. Dict.


One who brings or conveys to. Bringer in, the person who introduces. Bringer up, an instructor; one who feeds, clothes, and educates; also, one who is in the rear of an army. – Ascham.


Bearing to; conveying; persuading; causing to come.