a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
"the creek dried up every summer"
digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
"I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
for someone living by a brook.
transferred from the surname.
of modern usage; more often spelled Brooke.
Origin: From brouken, from brucan, from brūkanan, from bʰrūg-. Cognate with brook, brouk, brûke, bruiken, brauchen, bruke, fruor. Related to fruit.
a natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek
to use; to enjoy
to bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young men can not brook restraint
to deserve; to earn
Brook is a village and civil parish in the Ashford borough of Kent, England, situated about five miles east of Ashford. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 307. The 12th century parish church is dedicated to St Mary. There is also a Baptist chapel. The church of St. Mary, erected about 1075, is of stone, in the Early Norman style, and has a tower containing 3 bells: the tower was struck by lightning in 1896, and the northwest corner destroyed, but was restored in 1899: there are 160 sittings.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brōōk, n. a small stream.—ns. Brook′let, a little brook; Brook′lime, a species of speedwell found in ditches. [A.S. bróc, water breaking forth; Dut. broek, Ger. bruch.]
brōōk, v.t. to enjoy: to bear or endure. [A.S. búrcan, to use, enjoy; Ger. brauchen, L. frui, fructus.]
The numerical value of Brook in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Brook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks
What does education often do It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
Weak men gain their object when allied with strong associates: the brook reaches the ocean by the river?s aid.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm.
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- ручей, потокBulgarian
- nant, afonig, ffrwdWelsh
- regueiro, regacho, regatoGalician
- ruscello, rio, rivo, corso d'acquaItalian
- anak sungai kecilMalay
- blukil, blukVolapük
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