What does Brook mean?

Brook meaning in General Dictionary

To use to enjoy

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  • an all natural stream of water smaller compared to a river or creek
  • put up with some thing or somebody unpleasant
  • an all natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
  • a normal stream of water smaller than a river or creek.
  • To use; to enjoy.
  • To keep; to endure; to put on with; to tolerate; as, teenage boys cannot brook restraint.
  • To need; to make.

Brook meaning in Names Dictionary

liquid, flow.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Unisex


Brook meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"little flow," Old English broc "flowing flow, torrest," of obscure source, probably from Proto-Germanic *broka- which yielded words in German (Bruch) and Dutch (broek) which have a feeling of "marsh." In Sussex and Kent, it means "water-meadow," as well as in plural, "low, marshy floor."

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  • "to endure," Old English brucan "use, enjoy, have; consume; cohabit with," from Proto-Germanic *bruk- "to make use of, enjoy" (cognates: Old Saxon brukan, Old Frisian bruka, Old tall German bruhhan, German brauchen "to use," Gothic brukjan), from PIE root *bhrug- "to make use of, have satisfaction of" (cognates: Latin fructus). Feeling of "use" placed on food generated "be able to consume," by 16c. to "tolerate."

Brook meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) An all-natural stream of liquid smaller than a river or creek.

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  • (v. t.) To make use of; to savor.
  • (v. t.) To keep; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; because, teenagers can not brook discipline.
  • (v. t.) To need; to earn.

Sentence Examples with the word Brook

But I am a patient man and the sun is shining, the brook that fronts my home on wheels is singing.

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