What does broom mean?

Definitions for broom
brum, brʊmbroom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. broom(noun)

    a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle

  2. broom(noun)

    any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers

  3. heather, ling, Scots heather, broom, Calluna vulgaris(verb)

    common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere

  4. sweep, broom(verb)

    sweep with a broom or as if with a broom

    "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"

  5. broom(verb)

    finish with a broom


  1. broom(Noun)

    A domestic utensil with fibers bound together at the end of a long handle, used for sweeping.

  2. broom(Noun)

    An implement with which players sweep the ice to make a stone travel further and curl less; a broom or sweeper.

  3. broom(Noun)

    Any of several shrubs in the subfamily Faboideae.

  4. broom(Noun)

    Heather, especially common heather, Calluna vulgaris.

  5. broom(Verb)

    To sweep.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Broom(noun)

    a plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep with when bound together; esp., the Cytisus scoparius of Western Europe, which is a low shrub with long, straight, green, angular branches, minute leaves, and large yellow flowers

  2. Broom(noun)

    an implement for sweeping floors, etc., commonly made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom

  3. Broom(verb)

    see Bream


  1. Broom

    A broom is a cleaning tool consisting of stiff fibers attached to, and roughly parallel to, a cylindrical handle, the broomstick. It is thus a variety of brush with a long handle. It is commonly used in combination with a dustpan.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Broom

    brōōm, n. a name given to a number of species of shrubs of the closely allied genera Cytisus, Genista, and Spartium: a besom made of its twigs.—v.t. to sweep with a broom.—ns. Broom′-corn, a species of plant resembling maize, cultivated for its seed and its spikes, of which brooms are made; Broom′-rape, a parasitic plant found adhering to the root of broom, clover, &c.; Broom′staff, Broom′stick, the staff or handle of a broom.—adj. Broom′y, abounding in or consisting of broom.—To marry over the broomstick, or To jump the besom, to go through an irregular form of marriage, in which both jump over a broomstick. [A.S. bróm; Ger. bram.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. broom

    A besom at the mast-head signifies that the ship is to be sold: derived probably from the old practice of displaying boughs at shops and taverns. Also, a sort of spartium, of which ropes are made.

Editors Contribution

  1. broom

    A type of tool created and designed in various colors, handle, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used for a variety of purposes according to the manufacturer design.

    Some people use a broom to sweep, others use one as a prop, others use one as part of a costume for Halloween.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 18, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broom in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of broom in a Sentence

  1. Zora Neale Hurston:

    Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.

  2. Charles 'Mr. Go Hard' Scott:

    The way I move about a room will make a BROOM gasp and swoon

  3. Michele Bachmann:

    They said well, there's a broom closet over here off of Statuary Hall.

  4. Zhao Yayun:

    People always believe new officials are like a new broom, to restore confidence, he (Liu) needs to roll out some exciting reform measures.

  5. Mother Teresa:

    There should be less talk a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough.

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