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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brill, Scophthalmus rhombusnoun

    European food fish


  1. brillnoun

    A type of flatfish, Scophthalmus rhombus.

  2. brilladjective

    Wonderful, clever, amusing. Denotes approval of the noun it is applied to, comparable to "cool".


  1. Brill

    Brill Academic Publishers (known as E. J. Brill, Koninklijke Brill, Brill (Euronext: BRILL)) is a Dutch international academic publisher founded in 1683 in Leiden, Netherlands. With offices in Leiden, Boston, Paderborn and Singapore, Brill today publishes 275 journals and around 1200 new books and reference works each year all of which are "subject to external, single or double-blind peer review." In addition, Brill provides of primary source materials online and on microform for researchers in the humanities and social sciences.


  1. brill

    1) A species of flatfish, Scophthalmus rhombus, of the turbot family found in the North Atlantic. 2) A term used in British slang to refer as a shortened version of "brilliant", indicating something that is exceptionally clever, skillful, or excellent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brillnoun

    a fish allied to the turbot (Rhombus levis), much esteemed in England for food; -- called also bret, pearl, prill. See Bret


  1. Brill

    Brill is a village and civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England, close to the boundary with Oxfordshire. It is about 4 miles north-west of Long Crendon and 7 miles south-east of Bicester. It has a Royal charter to hold a weekly market, but has not done so for many years.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brill

    bril, n. a fish of the same kind as the turbot, spotted with white. [Ety. unknown.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. brill

    The Pleuronectes rhombus, a common fish, allied to, but rather smaller than, the turbot.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BRILL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brill is ranked #3841 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brill surname appeared 9,215 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Brill.

    93.5% or 8,622 total occurrences were White.
    2.6% or 247 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 139 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 100 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 54 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 53 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brill in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of brill in a Sentence

  1. Illeana Douglas:

    The first day of work, I was walking the halls of the Brill Building and saw Warren Beatty and Elaine May editing ‘Ishtar,’ i thought, ‘This is the greatest job ever!’.

  2. Kenan Thompson:

    What about bringing Lars( Tom Hodges) back as a coach for a team ? All of a sudden Steve Brill look over and Lars is a coach of one of the Minnesota teams or something.

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