What does brink mean?

Definitions for brink
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brink, threshold, verge(noun)

    a region marking a boundary

  2. brink(noun)

    the edge of a steep place

  3. verge, brink(noun)

    the limit beyond which something happens or changes

    "on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"

Wiktionary

  1. brink(Noun)

    The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also used figuratively.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brink(noun)

    the edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also Fig

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brink

    bringk, n. the edge or border of a steep place or of a river: (fig.) the very verge of time, at the very point of something—e.g. To be on the brink of death. [Dan. brink, declivity; Ice. bringa, a hillock.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brink in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of brink in a Sentence

  1. Alexandre Antonelli:

    The implications of this study for the Amazon are terrifying, unless urgent action is taken now, we may be on the brink of losing the world's largest and most biodiverse rainforest, which has evolved for at least 58 million years and sustains the lives of tens of millions of people.

  2. Roy Rickhuss:

    We stand on the brink of the first national strike in the steel industry for over 30 years.

  3. Mario Moscatelli:

    That's the kind of thing our authorities are telling the population, when the reality is that we are on the brink of a huge disaster.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    I've said before that we will take no deal over a bad deal, but if I can prove that the deal we've put in place assures us through indisputable verification mechanisms that Iran cannot achieve breakout capacity, if I've got a bunch of scientists and nuclear experts saying this assures us that Iran is not on the brink of being a nuclear weapons power, then that's a public debate we should have.

  5. Lakshmi Sundaram:

    Emergency situations are often the last straw for many families who are already living on the brink, they tip the balance and make it impossible for desperate parents to make ends meet and to protect their children. Marrying off their daughters can seem like the only option.

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