What does bring mean?

Definitions for bring
brɪŋbring

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bring.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bring, convey, takeverb

    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

    "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"

  2. bringverb

    cause to come into a particular state or condition

    "Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence"; "bring water to the boiling point"

  3. bring, work, play, wreak, make forverb

    cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

    "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"

  4. bring, get, convey, fetchverb

    go or come after and bring or take back

    "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"

  5. bring, landverb

    bring into a different state

    "this may land you in jail"

  6. bringverb

    be accompanied by

    "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"

  7. institute, bringverb

    advance or set forth in court

    "bring charges", "institute proceedings"

  8. lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bringverb

    bestow a quality on

    "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"

  9. fetch, bring in, bringverb

    be sold for a certain price

    "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"

  10. bringverb

    attract the attention of

    "The noise and the screaming brought the curious"

  11. bringverb

    induce or persuade

    "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"

Wiktionary

  1. bringverb

    To transport toward somebody/somewhere.

    Etymology: From bringen, from bringan, from bringanan (compare brengen, bringen), from bhrenk (compare he-brwng, pränk, brengë, brankti, branktas).

  2. bringverb

    To supply or contribute.

    The new company director brought a fresh perspective on sales and marketing.

    Etymology: From bringen, from bringan, from bringanan (compare brengen, bringen), from bhrenk (compare he-brwng, pränk, brengë, brankti, branktas).

  3. bringverb

    To raise (a lawsuit, charges, etc.) against somebody.

    Etymology: From bringen, from bringan, from bringanan (compare brengen, bringen), from bhrenk (compare he-brwng, pränk, brengë, brankti, branktas).

  4. bringverb

    To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball.

    The closer Jones can really bring it.

    Etymology: From bringen, from bringan, from bringanan (compare brengen, bringen), from bhrenk (compare he-brwng, pränk, brengë, brankti, branktas).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bringverb

    to convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be; to bear from a more distant to a nearer place; to fetch

  2. Bringverb

    to cause the accession or obtaining of; to procure; to make to come; to produce; to draw to

  3. Bringverb

    to convey; to move; to carry or conduct

  4. Bringverb

    to persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide

  5. Bringverb

    to produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch; as, what does coal bring per ton?

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bring

    bring, v.t. to fetch: to carry: to procure: to occasion: to draw or lead:—pa.t. and pa.p. brought (brawt).—Bring about, to bring to pass, effect; Bring down, to humble; Bring forth, to give birth to, produce; Bring home, to prove, to impress; Bring in, to introduce; Bring off, to bring away, as by a boat from a ship, to rescue; Bring on, to cause to advance; Bring out, to express: to produce before the public, as a book, a play, a subscription: to introduce a young woman formally into so-called society; Bring over, to convert; Bring round, to restore from illness; Bring to, to check the course of, as a ship, by trimming the sails so as to counteract each other; Bring under, to subdue; Bring up, to rear or educate. [A.S. bringan, to carry, to bring; allied perh. to Bear.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bring

    To cause to exist.

    The sofa bed did bring another element of space when people came to stay with them as it gave another bed for friends and family to stay.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020  
  2. bring

    To contribute.

    They did bring their favourite food alobg to the party.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  
  3. bring

    To transport to an agreed location.

    They did bring the goods to the accurate location and address.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'bring' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #687

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bring' in Written Corpus Frequency: #434

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bring' in Verbs Frequency: #45

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bring in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of bring in a Sentence

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    I kept looking out for collecting happiness all my life till I one day realized that happiness stays with the one Who simply spreads happiness. So bring happiness to others and MickeyMize your life.

  2. Christin Gilmer:

    I would love return to southern Arizona to work in health, politics, and community development, i wanted to learn from the best institutions in the world so that I could bring back the knowledge and skills I have obtained and share them with the communities from which I came.

  3. Tom Perriello:

    As painful as yesterday was for Virginia, I hoped that today would bring healing, truth and transformation. I pray Sunday will be that day, it gives me no pleasure to say that what we're seeing is the manifestation of white male entitlement.

  4. House Democrats:

    Whatever House Democrats propose to bring up can not become law because it's unconstitutional.

  5. Joseph Joubert:

    You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.

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