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Meaning of "Bierce" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BIERCE

Bierce  [bɪəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BIERCE

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Bierce is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BIERCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters", and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce". Despite his reputation as a searing critic, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. His style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events and the theme of war. In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain first-hand experience of the Mexican Revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, he disappeared without a trace.

Definition of Bierce in the English dictionary

The definition of Bierce in the dictionary is Ambrose. 1842–?1914, US journalist and author of humorous sketches, horror stories, and tales of the supernatural: he disappeared during a mission in Mexico.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BIERCE


alias
ˈeɪlɪəs
Aquarius
əˈkwɛərɪəs
bias
ˈbaɪəs
curious
ˈkjʊərɪəs
Elias
ɪˈlaɪəs
furious
ˈfjʊərɪəs
genius
ˈdʒiːnɪəs
glorious
ˈɡlɔːrɪəs
hilarious
hɪˈlɛərɪəs
homogeneous
ˌhəʊməˈdʒiːnɪəs
luxurious
lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs
Matthias
məˈθaɪəs
miscellaneous
ˌmɪsəˈleɪnɪəs
mysterious
mɪˈstɪərɪəs
obvious
ˈɒbvɪəs
pierce
pɪəs
previous
ˈpriːvɪəs
radius
ˈreɪdɪəs
serious
ˈsɪərɪəs
various
ˈvɛərɪəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BIERCE

Biedermeier
Biel
bield
bieldy
Bielefeld
Bielersee
Bielorussia
bien
Bien Hoa
bien pensant
bien-pensant
biennale
Bienne

WORDS THAT END LIKE BIERCE

alerce
amerce
chamber of commerce
coerce
commerce
e-commerce
effierce
empierce
enfierce
International Chamber of Commerce
m-commerce
sesterce
terce
tierce
transpierce

Synonyms and antonyms of Bierce in the English dictionary of synonyms

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比尔斯
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Bierce
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Bierce
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Bierce
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بيرس
280 millions of speakers

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Бирс
278 millions of speakers

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Bierce
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Bierce
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Bierce
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Bierce
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Bierce
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ビアス
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Bierce
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Bierce
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Bierce
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Bierce
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बायरस
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Bierce
70 millions of speakers

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Bierce
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Bierce
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Бірс
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Bierce
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Bierce
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Bierce
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Bierce
10 millions of speakers
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Bierce
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BIERCE»

The term «Bierce» is regularly used and occupies the 68.608 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BIERCE» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BIERCE»

Discover the use of Bierce in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Bierce and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ghost and Horror Stories
Twenty-four grotesque horror tales written by Ambrose Bierce, the nineteenth-century journalist known for his cynicism
Ambrose Bierce, Everett Franklin Bleiler, 1964
2
Civil War Stories
Masterly tales offer excellent examples of Bierce's dark pessimism and storytelling power.
Ambrose Bierce, 2012
3
Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company
Chronicles the life and career of the acerbic author, from his youth, through his experiences during the Civil War, to his 1913 disappearance in revolution-torn Mexico
Roy Morris, 1999
4
The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.
Ambrose Bierce, David E. Schultz, S. T. Joshi, 2001
5
Terror by Night: Classic Ghost and Horror Stories
Of all the writers of ghost and horror stories, Ambrose Bierce is perhaps the most colourful. He was a dark, cynical and pessimistic soul who had a grim vision of fate and the unfairness of life, which he channelled into his fiction.
Ambrose Bierce, 2006
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The Civil War Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce
" A Civil War veteran, Bierce had absolutely no illusions about "courage," "honor," and "glory" on the battlefield. These stories form one of the great antiwar statements in American literature.
Ambrose Bierce, Ernest Jerome Hopkins, 1988
7
A Much Misunderstood Man: Selected Letters of Ambrose Bierce
"The binding thread throughout this edited collection of Ambrose Bierce's letters is the argument that Bierce has too often vilified as a cynical misanthrope.
Ambrose Bierce, S. T. Joshi, Tryambak Sunand Joshi, 2003
8
Ambrose Bierce's Write It Right: The Celebrated Cynic's ...
This slim volume of his 300 or so reviled words and expressions contains many we use today with no hesitation at all. (Of "electrocution" he says, "To one having even an elementary knowledge of Latin grammar this word is no less than ...
Jan Freeman, 2009
9
The Damned Thing
The engrossing tale "The Damned Thing" presents as its central theme the ultimately unknowable -- and untameable -- essence of nature and the natural world.
Ambrose Bierce, 2012
10
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce
That great short story along with 96 others forms this exhaustive edition of The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce.
Ambrose Bierce, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BIERCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Bierce is used in the context of the following news items.
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DOC worker pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud
Ben Bierce, a detective with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, was contacted by investigators and told them that a cellular ... «The Herald Bulletin, Jul 15»
2
America's July 4 military nightmare: With our recent history, could we …
The journalist Ambrose Bierce wrote about one soldier who fell at Shiloh in 1862. He had been “a fine giant in his time.” But now he “lay face ... «Salon, Jul 15»
3
'Dance Moms' star, 12, puts local talent through steps
Moms Michelle Bierce and Fitore Kaci of Waterbury, Conn., secured the last three tickets to the dance class for their children, Victoria Bierce, 10 ... «Worcester Telegram, Jul 15»
4
Looking to the saints we see reflections of humanity
The American satirist Ambrose Bierce summed up a whole literary genre when he defined saints in his amusing book, the 'Devils Dictionary' as ... «Mayo News, Jun 15»
5
Our Views: Discussions about Confederate monuments allow us to …
There's a wry proverb, widely if not conclusively attributed to Ambrose Bierce, that war is God's way of teaching Americans geography. In other ... «The Advocate, Jun 15»
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Cadets, Genesis win at Pageant of Drums
Hal Bierce from the board of directors of Spirit of Atlanta said the members are having fun. The corps recently added more movement and ... «News Dispatch, Jun 15»
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Death: Uncomfortable Fact and Conquered Foe
Macabre, yes. But also fairly honest, coming from a man once described as an “asthmatic, superstitious, bilious atheist”. Bierce is to be ... «Catholic World Report, Jun 15»
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by: first watch: GRAEME BLUNDELL
... the cursed fictional city of Carcosa — plucked by Chambers from the seminal work of Ambrose Bierce — almost drove us crazy for a while?). «The Australian, Jun 15»
9
Brazen Tony Abbott grows stronger as Bill Shorten flounders
... calls to mind Ambrose Bierce's definition of patriotism: combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 15»
10
Today in history: Henry VIII crowned king of England
Thought for Today: "All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." — Ambrose Bierce, American author (born ... «Gaston Gazette, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bierce [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bierce>. Aug 2019 ».
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