Definitions for bring
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word bring.
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"
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"
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"
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"
bring into a different state
"this may land you in jail"
be accompanied by
"Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"
advance or set forth in court
"bring charges", "institute proceedings"
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"
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"
attract the attention of
"The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
induce or persuade
"The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"
To transport toward somebody/somewhere.
To supply or contribute.
The new company director brought a fresh perspective on sales and marketing.
To raise (a lawsuit, charges, etc.) against somebody.
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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: bringan, Sax. preter. I brought; part. pass. brought; broht , Sax.
I was the chief that rais’d him to the crown,
And I’ll be chief to bring him down again. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said,
Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand. 1 Kings, xvii. 11.
A registry of lands may furnish easy securities of money, that shall be brought over by strangers. William Temple.
And if my wish’d alliance please your king,
Tell him he should not send the peace, but bring. Dryden.
There is nothing will bring you more honour, and more ease, than to do what right in justice you may. Francis Bacon.
He protests he loves you,
And needs no other suitor, but his liking
To bring you in again. William Shakespeare, Othello.
There is but one God, who made heaven and earth, and sea and winds; but the folly and madness of mankind brought in the images of gods. Edward Stillingfleet.
The fountains of the great deep being broke open, so as a general destruction and devastation was brought upon the earth, and all things in it. Thomas Burnet, Theory.
Bring back gently their wandering minds, by going before them in the train they should pursue, without any rebuke. John Locke.
The great question, which, in all ages, has disturbed mankind, and brought on them those mischiefs. John Locke.
Since he could not have a seat among them himself, he would bring in one, who had more merit. Tatler, №. 81.
Nathan’s fable had so good an effect, as to bring the man after God’s own heart to a right sense of his guilt. Spect. №. 83.
In distillation, the water ascends difficultly, and brings over with it some part of the oil of vitriol. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
Having got the way of reasoning, which that study necessarily brings the mind to, they might be able to transfer it to other parts of knowledge, as they shall have occasion. John Locke.
The question for bringing the king to justice was immediately put, and carried without any opposition, that I can find. Jonathan Swift, Presbyterian Plea.
A due consideration of the vanities of the world, will naturally bring us to the contempt of it; and the contempt of the world will as certainly bring us home to ourselves. L’Estrange.
The understanding should be brought to the difficult and knotty parts of knowledge, by insensible degrees. John Locke.
But those, and more than I to mind can bring,
Menalcas has not yet forgot to sing. Dryden.
The nature of the things, contained in those words, would not suffer him to think otherwise, how, or whensoever, he is brought to reflect on them. John Locke.
It seems so preposterous a thing to men, to make themselves unhappy in order to happiness, that they do not easily bring themselves to it. John Locke.
Profitable employments would be no less a diversion than any of the idle sports in fashion, if men could but be brought to delight in them. John Locke.
This he conceives not hard to bring about,
If all of you would join to help him out. John Dryden, Ind. Emp.
This turn of mind threw off the oppositions of envy and competition; it enabled him to gain the most vain and impracticable into his designs, and to bring about several great events, for the advantage of the publick. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
The good queen,
For she is good, hath brought you forth a daughter:
Here ’tis; commends it to your blessing. William Shakespeare.
Than that which, by creation, first brought forth
Light out of darkness! Paradise Lost, b. xii. l. 472.
Bewail thy falsehood, and the pious works
It hath brought forth, to make thee memorable
Among illustrious women, faithful wives. John Milton, Agonist.
Bellona leads thee to thy lover’s hand,
Another queen brings forth another brand,
To burn with foreign fires her native land! John Dryden, Æneid vii. l. 444.
Idleness and luxury bring forth poverty and want; and this tempts men to injustice; and that causeth enmity and animosity. John Tillotson.
The value of land is raised, when it is fitted to bring forth a greater quantity of any valuable product. John Locke.
The thing that is hid, bringeth he forth to light. Job, xxviii. II.
Send over into that realm such a strong power of men, as should perforce bring in all that rebellious rout, and loose people. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
The sole measure of all his courtesies is, what return they will make him, and what revenue they will bring him in. South.
Trade brought us in plenty and riches. John Locke.
Entertain no long discourse with any; but, if you can, bring in something to season it with religion. Taylor.
The fruitfulness of Italy and the like, are not brought in by force, but naturally rise out of the argument. Addison.
Quotations are best brought in, to confirm some opinion controverted. Jonathan Swift.
I trusted to my head, that has betrayed me; and I found fault with my legs, that would otherwise have brought me off. Roger L'Estrange.
Set a kite upon the bench, and it is forty to one he’ll bring off a crow at the bar. Roger L'Estrange.
The best way to avoid this imputation, and to bring off the credit of our understanding, is to be truly religious. John Tillotson.
If there be any that would reign, and take up all the time, let him find means to take them off, and bring others on. Francis Bacon, Essay 36.
This liberty should be made use of upon few occasions, of small importance, and only with a view of bringing over his own side, another time, to something of greater and more publick moment. Jonathan Swift, on the Sentiments of a Ch. of Engl. man.
The protestant clergy will find it, perhaps, no difficult matter to bring great numbers over to the church. Jonathan Swift.
If I make not this cheat bring out another, and the shearers prove sheep, let me be unrolled. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
Which he could bring out, where he had,
And what he bought them for, and paid. Hudibras.
These shake his soul, and, as they boldly press,
Bring out his crimes, and force him to confess. Dryden.
Another way made use of, to find the weight of the denarii, was by the weight of Greek coins; but those experiments bring out the denarius heavier. Arbuthnot.
That sharp course which you have set down, for the bringing under of those rebels of Ulster, and preparing a way for their perpetual reformation. Edmund Spenser, Ireland.
To say, that the more capable, or the better deserver, hath such right to govern, as he may compulsorily bring under the less worthy, is idle. Francis Bacon, Holy War.
The well bringing up of the people, serves as a most sure bond to hold them. Philip Sidney, b. i.
He that takes upon him the charge of bringing up young men, especially young gentlemen, should have something more in him than Latin. John Locke.
They frequently conversed with this lovely virgin, who had been brought up by her father in the same course of knowledge. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 167.
Several obliging deferences, condescensions, and submissions, with many outward forms and ceremonies, were first of all brought up among the politer part of mankind, who lived in courts and cities. Spectator, №. 119.
Bring up your army; but, I think, you’ll find,
They’ve not prepar’d for us. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
To bring means to carry, move, or transport something or someone to a specific location or position. It involves taking something or someone from one place to another, typically with the purpose of having them be present in the new location.
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
to cause the accession or obtaining of; to procure; to make to come; to produce; to draw to
to convey; to move; to carry or conduct
to persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide
to produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch; as, what does coal bring per ton?
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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
They did bring their favourite food alobg to the party.
Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020
To transport to an agreed location.
They did bring the goods to the accurate location and address.
Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bring is ranked #56195 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Bring surname appeared 364 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bring.
93.6% or 341 total occurrences were White.
3.3% or 12 total occurrences were Asian.
1.9% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bring' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #687
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bring' in Written Corpus Frequency: #434
Rank popularity for the word 'bring' in Verbs Frequency: #45
The numerical value of bring in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of bring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
We're going to make our country great again, we're going to bring back trade. We're going to make great trade deals, we're going to bring back our jobs, we're going to bring back our factories.
We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it ... not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses.
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
God willing liberate Tikrit they will bring back those who are alive, if they are dead they will bring their bodies out ... I will accept anything from God, just bring him back to us dead or alive.
We will know looking back if this is warranted, but I must say the way that she spoke at the very end in which she essentially said to the mob, ‘I will speak on your behalf, I will bring you justice and now you will bring peace.’ She doesn’t speak for the mob and her job is not to bring peace, her job is to adjudicate these issues without consideration for what’s going to happen outside. It looks like appeasement of the mob. We will only know when the evidence eventually comes out.
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Translations for bring
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- أَحْضَرَ, يحضرArabic
- прыво́дзіць, прыве́зці, прыно́сіць, прыне́сці, прыве́сці, прыво́зіцьBelarusian
- дона̀сям, довѐждамBulgarian
- portarCatalan, Valencian
- přivést, přivážet, přinášet, přinést, přivézt, přivádětCzech
- dod âWelsh
- bringen, holenGerman
- traer, llevarSpanish
- آوردن, اوردنPersian
- syöttää, tuodaFinnish
- amener, apporterFrench
- bringeWestern Frisian
- thoirScottish Gaelic
- membawa, bawaIndonesian
- 持って来る, 持って行くJapanese
- នាំ...មក, យក...មកKhmer
- addūcō, portō, addōLatin
- bréngenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ເອົາມາ, ນຳLao
- ienest, atnestLatvian
- доведе, донесува, донесе, доведуваMacedonian
- bringe, ta medNorwegian
- ta med, bringeNorwegian Nynorsk
- aportar, adúserOccitan
- przynosić, przynieść, przywozić, przywodzić, przywieść, przywieźćPolish
- приноси́ть, принести́, привози́ть, приводи́ть, привести́, привезти́Russian
- portare, vature, poltareSardinian
- dovoditi, dofurati, nositi, понети, довести, донети, доносити, дофурати, donijeti, ponijeti, носити, доводити, donositi, dovestiSerbo-Croatian
- ගෙනෙනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- priniesť, privážať, priviezť, prinášať, privádzať, priviesťSlovak
- prinašati, prinestiSlovene
- ta, medföra, tillföra, bringaSwedish
- తీసుకొచ్చు, తెచ్చుTelugu
- นำ, เอามาThai
- прино́сити, приво́дити, привести́, принести́, приво́зити, привезти́Ukrainian
- olib kelmoqUzbek
- cầm lại, xách lại, đưa lại, đem lại, mang lạiVietnamese
- abouter, atcheryî, apoirter, amoennerWalloon
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