What does brawl mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bash, do, brawlnoun

    an uproarious party

  2. brawl, free-for-allverb

    a noisy fight in a crowd

  3. brawl, wrangleverb

    to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

    "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"


  1. brawlnoun

    A fight, usually with a huge amount of people involved.

  2. brawlverb

    To engage in a brawl; to fight or quarrel.

  3. Etymology: brall "brawl, squabble" from brallen "to clamour, boast, quarrel". Compare pralen "to boast, flaunt" (prahlen "to vaunt, boast, flaunt"), brallen "to brag", brallen "to boast", bralle "chatter, jabber".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brawlnoun

    Quarrel; noise; scurrility.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    He findeth, that controversies thereby are made but brawls; and therefore wisheth, that, in some lawful assembly of churches, all these strifes may be decided. Richard Hooker, Preface.

    Never since that middle summer’s spring
    Met we on hill, in dale, forest, or mead,
    But with thy brawls thou hast disturb’d our sport. William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    That bonum is an animal,
    Made good with stout polemick brawl. Hudibras.

  2. To BRAWLverb

    Etymology: brouiller, or brauler, Fr.

    She troubled was, alas! that it might be,
    With tedious brawlings of her parents dear. Philip Sidney.

    Here comes a man of comfort, whose advice
    Hath often still’d my brawling discontent. William Shakespeare.

    How now, Sir John! what, are you brawling here?
    Does this become your place, your time, your business? William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.

    Their batt’ring cannon charged to the mouths,
    Till their soul-fearing clamours have brawl’d down
    The flinty ribs of this contemptuous city. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    In council she gives licence to her tongue
    Loquacious, brawling, ever in the wrong. John Dryden, Fables.

    Leave all noisy contests, all immodest clamours, brawling language, and especially all personal scandal and scurrility to the meanest part of the vulgar world. Isaac Watts.

    His divisions, as the times do brawl,
    Are in three heads; one pow’r against the French,
    And one against Glendower. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.

    As he lay along
    Under an oak, whose antique root peeps out
    Upon the brook that brawls along this wood. William Shakespeare.


  1. brawl

    A brawl is a noisy, violent, and often chaotic fight or disagreement between multiple people, often in a public setting. It usually involves a lack of restraint and control, potentially resulting in serious bodily harm or damage to surroundings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brawlverb

    to quarrel noisily and outrageously

  2. Brawlverb

    to complain loudly; to scold

  3. Brawlverb

    to make a loud confused noise, as the water of a rapid stream running over stones

  4. Brawlnoun

    a noisy quarrel; loud, angry contention; a wrangle; a tumult; as, a drunken brawl


  1. Brawl

    Brawl is a real-time card game designed by James Ernest and released in 1999 by Cheapass Games. There is an iPhone and iPad version available on the Apple App Store.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brawl

    brawl, n. a noisy quarrel.—v.i. to quarrel noisily: to murmur or gurgle.—n. Brawl′ing, the act of quarrelling noisily.—adj. quarrelsome: noisy. [M. E. brallen, of doubtful origin; prob. cog. with Dut. brallen, Ger. prahlen, to boast.]

  2. Brawl

    brawl, n. a kind of French dance. [Fr. braule.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brawl in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brawl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of brawl in a Sentence

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    I was fired in a boardroom brawl. And you know why?

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    I’ve been very transparent about the fact that I was fired in a boardroom brawl at Hewlett-Packard, it’s not unfair at all to question that. What’s unfair is when people gloss over the facts.

  3. Waleed Shahid:

    Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and Sanders should be focusing Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren fire on Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren two corporate-friendly opponents and earning the trust of voters for why Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren vision will defeat Donald Trump and provide relief for the American people, obama vs. Clinton in 2008 was much more negative than anything we've seen since then. But I think the campaigns are falling for the media's longheld desire for a brawl between the two progressive candidates.

  4. Jesse Winker:

    If they throw [ Wantz ] out, it stops, if Andrew Wantz hits me and they eject Andrew Wantz, I go to first base. If the guy in the cast and their manager don't talk, nothing happens. But they were talking, and I didn't want to talk.READ : Mass brawl overshadows Angels win over the Mariners.

  5. Jonathan Turley:

    This is not another political bar brawl, in the Russia investigation, the president followed his signature style in attacking the special counsel and many of the witnesses. ... If the Trump team adopts the same approach for impeachment, it will put already endangered Republican senators in greater peril.

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  • شجارArabic
  • карам се, бой, шумна кавга, меле, уличен скандалBulgarian
  • rvát se, rvačka, prát seCzech
  • raufen, RaufereiGerman
  • bronca, pelea, trifulca, reyerta, reyertoSpanish
  • دعوا کردن, درگیریPersian
  • nujakoida, rähinä, tappelu, nujakka, räyhätä, rähistäFinnish
  • rixe, baston, se bagarrer, bagarreFrench
  • bunyóHungarian
  • tumulto, disputacharIdo
  • áflog, slagsmál, slást, bardagi, berjast, fljúgast áIcelandic
  • zuffa, brigare, litigata, lotta, combattimento, baruffa, accapigliarsi, combattere, litigare, litigio, rissa, battaglia, baruffare, lottareItalian
  • קְטָטָהHebrew
  • 乱闘, 喧嘩Japanese
  • burda, bijatykaPolish
  • confronto, brigar, briga, rixa, lutarPortuguese
  • ceartă, încăierareRomanian
  • потасовка, дракаRussian
  • slåss, slagsmålSwedish
  • วิวาทThai
  • dövüşTurkish

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