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I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.
Robert W. Service

Meaning of "briar" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BRIAR

From French bruyère heath, from Late Latin brūcus, of Gaulish origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BRIAR

briar  [ˈbraɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BRIAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Briar 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 BRIAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Brier

Briar is a common name for a number of unrelated thicket-forming thorny plants, including species in the genera Rosa, Rubus, and Smilax. Briar or Brier may also refer to...

Definition of briar in the English dictionary

The definition of briar in the dictionary is Also called: tree heath. an ericaceous shrub, Erica arborea, of S Europe, having a hard woody root. Other definition of briar is a tobacco pipe made from the root of this plant.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BRIAR


brier
ˈbraɪə
bullbrier
ˈbʊlˌbraɪə
catbrier
ˈkætˌbraɪə
crier
ˈkraɪə
drier
ˈdraɪə
dryer
ˈdraɪə
friar
ˈfraɪə
fryer
ˈfraɪə
greenbrier
ˈɡriːnˌbraɪə
hairdryer
ˈhɛəˌdraɪə
Praia
ˈpraɪə
prier
ˈpraɪə
prior
ˈpraɪə
sweetbriar
ˈswiːtbraɪə
sweetbrier
ˈswiːtˌbraɪə
trier
ˈtraɪə
Uriah
jʊˈraɪə
washer-dryer
ˌwɒʃəˈdraɪə
Zachariah
ˌzækəˈraɪə
Zechariah
ˌzɛkəˈraɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BRIAR

briard
Briarean
Briareus
briarroot
briarwood
briary
bribable
bribe
bribeable
bribee
briber
briberies
bribery
bric-a-brac
Brice
bricht
brick
brick red
brick veneer

WORDS THAT END LIKE BRIAR

antiar
atrabiliar
Black Friar
caviar
conciliar
Crutched Friar
Eilean Siar
evangeliar
familiar
fiar
foliar
gangliar
Grey Friar
justiciar
liar
overfamiliar
peculiar
preconciliar
unfamiliar
White Friar

Synonyms and antonyms of briar in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «briar» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BRIAR

Find out the translation of briar to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of briar from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «briar» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

荆棘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

brezo
570 millions of speakers

English

briar
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जंगली गुलाब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

براير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шиповник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

briar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বনগোলাপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bruyère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Briar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dornbusch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

イバラ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

브라
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Briar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cây hồng hoang
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ப்ரையர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घोडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çalı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

erica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dzika róża
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шипшина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mărăcini
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρείκι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Briar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

briar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Briar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of briar

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BRIAR»

The term «briar» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.906 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BRIAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «briar» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «briar» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about briar

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QUOTES WITH «BRIAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word briar.
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Robert W. Service
I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BRIAR»

Discover the use of briar in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to briar and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Briar's Book
As a strange plague settles over the land and threatens their very existence, Briar, Daja, Sandry, and Tris must use their magic to find the source of the sickness...fast.
Tamora Pierce, 2011
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Briar Rose: A Novel of the Fairy Tale Series
Rewrites the old German folktale, Sleeping Beauty, into a story about the ramifications of the Holocaust.
Jane Yolen, 2002
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The Rose & the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the ...
A collection of writings and illustrations on the American ballad considers it as an art form as well as an expressive reflection of history, in an anthology that features pieces by such contributors as Paul Muldoon, John Rockwell, and ...
Sean Wilentz, Greil Marcus, 2005
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Briar Rose
A recreation of the tale of "Sleeping Beauty" tells of a prince tangled in the briars, a sleeping princess who dreams of a succession of kissing princes, and a grizzled fairy who inhabits the princess' dreams, inflaming her desires
Robert Coover, 1996
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The Briar King
At the heart of this many-layered tale is Anne Dare, youngest daughter of the royal family . . . upon whom the fate of her world may depend. From the Paperback edition.
Greg Keyes, 2008
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Br'Er Rabbit in the Briar Patch
Once he's stuck on the tar baby, Brer Rabbit must find a way of tricking Brer Fox into letting him go.
Walt Disney Productions, Disney Studios, 1989
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When Sun and Moon Collide
Isaac runs a tearoom in the middle of nowhere where he watches life and cars pass by his window each day. When two of his customers share a chance meeting, he finds himself embroiled in something very sinister.
Briar Grace-Smith, 2004
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Family-Centered Policies and Practices: International ...
Analyzing the critical juncture of family-centered policy and practice, this book places the universal institution of the family in a global context.
Katharine Briar-Lawson, Hal A. Lawson, 2013
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The Briar and the Rose
Laura Mills-Alcott currently resides in Northeast Ohio with her three beautiful children, two dogs and too many cats.
Laura Mills-Alcott, 2003
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Wisdom from the Briar Patch
"Clara Ruffin's writings are as fun and heart warming as her teaching. Each student could count on her love and support and in this volume you are invited into her creative classroom as she relives some of her most memorable moments.
Clara V. Ruffin, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BRIAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term briar is used in the context of the following news items.
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New Sweet Briar College board elects first slate of officers
New Sweet Briar College board elects first slate of officers .... The agreement calls for the organization Saving Sweet Briar Inc. to contribute a ... «The Daily Progress, Jul 15»
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Rachel Bilson Shows Off Baby Briar's Adorable July 4th Outfit …
Briar's inaugural outfit," the Hart of Dixie actress wrote alongside the too-cute-for-words snapshot. The image showed a blue-and-white striped ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
3
Briar Cliff unveils new DPT program and campus
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — When Briar Cliff University was exploring its options to expand academic offerings, the Catholic university looked at the ... «Briar Cliff University News, Jul 15»
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Briar Chapel dives into Summer Swim League
Young Briar Chapel freestyle swimmer Alyssa Detzi takes off at the start of a co-ed relay durng a Chapel Hill Summer Swim League meet ... «News & Observer, Jul 15»
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New president of Sweet Briar says he'll work toward highest …
New leaders took over Sweet Briar College Thursday evening, ending a four-month battle to stop the private women's college from closing. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Slim progress for Tiger Woods in second round of Green Briar Classic
Tiger Woods — dealing with an alleged sex scandal and one day after his best round of 2015 — made little progress in the second round of the ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Briar Creek Road church fire gaining national attention
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Briar Creek Road Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in Charlotte, is getting national attention Thursday after ... «WCNC, Jul 15»
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Rachel Bilson on Daughter Briar Rose: 5 AM Diaper Changes Have …
Rachel Bilson on Motherhood Rachel Bilson talks about finding the "advantages" of 5am diaper changes for daughter Briar Rose. Credit: Taylor ... «Us Magazine, Jul 15»
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Tiger Woods, amid rumors of affair with Jason Dufner's ex-wife …
... ex-wife broke up his relationship with Lindsey Vonn, Woods shot a 4-under 66 at the Green Briar Classic in White Sulpher Springs, Thursday. «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Funding falling into place for Sweet Briar College
SWEET BRIAR — The initial pieces of a rescue plan for Sweet Briar ... Saving Sweet Briar Inc. says it has collected more than $2.5 million in ... «The Daily Progress, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Briar [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/briar>. Oct 2019 ».
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