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There's a fine line between a stream of consciousness and a babbling brook to nowhere.
Dan Harmon

Meaning of "brook" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BROOK

Old English brōc; related to Old High German bruoh swamp, Dutch broek.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BROOK

brook  [brʊk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BROOK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Brook 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 BROOK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of brook in the English dictionary

The definition of brook in the dictionary is a natural freshwater stream smaller than a river.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BROOK


abrooke
əˈbrʊk
Alanbrooke
ˈælənˌbrʊk
Baruch
ˈbɛərʊk
Beaverbrook
ˈbiːvəˌbrʊk
Bolingbroke
ˈbɒlɪŋˌbrʊk
Brooke
brʊk
cleruch
ˈklɛəˌrʊk
crook
krʊk
donnybrook
ˈdɒnɪˌbrʊk
drook
drʊk
drouk
drʊk
Innsbruck
ˈɪnzbrʊk
Pembroke
ˈpɛmbrʊk
rook
rʊk
Sherbrooke
ˈʃɜːˌbrʊk
Tobruk
təˈbrʊk
zamboorak
zæmˈbʊərʊk
zomboruk
zʌmˈbʊərʊk
zumbooruk
zʌmˈbʊərʊk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BROOK

broodiness
brooding
broodingly
broodless
broody
Brook Farm
brook lamprey
brook trout
brookable
Brooke
brookie
brookite
brooklet
brooklike
brooklime
Brooklyn
Brookner
Brooks
Brooks Range
brookweed

WORDS THAT END LIKE BROOK

an open book
babbling brook
book
by hook or crook
cook
Facebook
go crook
guestbook
handbook
hook
in my book
look
nook
notebook
on the hook
outlook
shepherd´s crook
the book
the New Look
took

Synonyms and antonyms of brook in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BROOK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «brook» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of brook

Translation of «brook» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BROOK

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

Translator English - Chinese

小溪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

arroyo
570 millions of speakers

English

brook
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ब्रूक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحتمل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ручей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

riacho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সহ্য করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ruisseau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sungai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bach
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小川
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

개울
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kali
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không được
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புரூக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dere
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ruscello
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

strumyk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

струмок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pârâu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρυάκι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spruit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bäck
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bekken
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of brook

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BROOK»

The term «brook» is very widely used and occupies the 10.787 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BROOK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «brook» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «brook» 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 brook

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4 QUOTES WITH «BROOK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word brook.
1
William C. Bryant
Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.
2
Alexander the Great
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
3
Dan Harmon
There's a fine line between a stream of consciousness and a babbling brook to nowhere.
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Joseph Lancaster
A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BROOK»

Discover the use of brook in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to brook and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Brook Book: Exploring the Smallest Streams
Slick salamanders, speedy catfish, curious crayfish, and other wondrous creatures are featured in a beautifully illustrated introduction to freshwater brooks and streams.
Jim Arnosky, 2008
2
Conference of the Birds: The Story of Peter Brook in Africa
This classic book is the most penetrating account written about the ideas and personality of the man described as the world's greatest theater director.
John Heilpern, 1989
3
The Black Brook
In a darkly comic novel, unscrupulous accountant Paul Nash unwisely returns to New England--the scene of his many crimes--and encounters love, death, redemption, and clam chowder.
Tom Drury, 2000
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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China
The Confusions of Pleasure marks a significant departure from the conventional ways in which Chinese history has been written.
Timothy Brook, 1999
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BROOK FARM
Reviews of this book: Brook Farm is one of America's most famous utopian experiments.
Sterling F. Delano, 2009
6
Complete First Certificate Student's Book Pack
Complete First Certificate is a new course for the 2008 revised FCE exam.
Guy Brook-Hart, 2008
7
THE TROUBLED EMPIRE
Explores the history of China between the Mongol reunification of China in 1279 under the Yuan dynasty and the Manchu invasion four centuries later, explaining how climate changes profoundly affect the empire during this period.
Timothy Brook, 2010
8
Peter Brook: Oxford to Orghast
This book concentrates on Brook's early years, and his innovative achievements in opera, television, film, and the theatre. His productions are viewed separately, in chronological order, suggesting Brook's developing and changing interests.
Richard Helfer, Glenn Meredith Loney, Peter Brook, 1998
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The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, ...
Discusses four types of theatrical landscapes; the deadly theatre, the holy theatre, the rough theatre, and the immediate theatre.
Peter Brook, 1996
10
Between Two Silences: Talking With Peter Brook
Peter Brook, one of the most respected experimental theater directors of the 20th century, provides the connective link between these two books.
Peter Brook, Dale Moffitt, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BROOK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term brook is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jonathan Brook, Janney Montgomery Debt Director, Dies at 44
Jonathan Brook, a New York-based director of institutional credit sales at Janney Montgomery Scott who specialized in fixed-income trading ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
2
Kell Brook dealt huge blow in bid for unification bout with Floyd …
Kell Brook's hopes of a unification clash with Floyd Mayweather Junior have been hit because the WBO are stripping the pound-for-pound king. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Genes aside, Brook & Robin offer a study in contrasts
It's not recognisable though for Brook and Robin Lopez. Brook keeps his hair short and his face shaved (usually), while Robin sports a wild ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
4
Taste of Oak Brook could get additional day
Kayla Sheldon, Amy Lippold and Katie Howell watch the fireworks display during the July 3 Taste of Oak Brook. (Steve Johnston, Pioneer Press). «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Brook Park Home Days sees changes with return of carnival, new …
BROOK PARK, Ohio — There are plenty of differences this time around at Brook Park Home Days, running Wednesday, July 8, through Sunday ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
6
Man's body found in Renwick Brook in Glace Bay
A man's body has been found Monday in a brook that runs through Glace Bay, say Cape Breton Regional Police. Investigators from the major ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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Man's body found in Renwick Brook Park in Glace Bay
Investigators from the major crime and forensic identification units are on the scene at Renwick Brook Park, along with an official from the ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
8
Juan Manuel Marquez may be coming back – a fight with Kell Brook
The last we saw of Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez, he was dominating journeyman Mike Alvarado in a lopsided unanimous ... «Larry Brown Sports, Jul 15»
9
Nighttime Paving Scheduled for Trout Brook Drive
The town plans to mill Trout Brook Drive from Farmington Avenue to the Boulevard starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 and ending at 6 a.m. on ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
10
Athlete of the Year winners represent Hinsdale Central, Downers …
A couple of Oak Brook teens each spent four years accomplishing much in their chosen high school sport, but had never heard of each other ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»

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