To decorate just like a brooch
- an ornament in several forms with a tongue pin or loop for affixing it to a garment now worn on breast by women a breastpin previously donned by males in the cap
- fasten with or like with a brooch
- an attractive pin worn by ladies
- An ornament, in several types, with a tongue, pin, or cycle for connecting it to an apparel; now worn within breast by ladies; a breastpin. Previously worn by guys from the cap.
- A painting each of one shade, as a sepia painting, or an Asia artwork.
- To decorate as with a brooch.
very early 13c., from Old French broche "long needle" (see broach (letter.)). Specialized meaning led 14c. to distinct spelling.
(n.) An ornament, in a variety of forms, with a tongue, pin, or loop for connecting it to a garment; today worn at the breast by females; a breastpin. Previously donned by guys in the hat.
- (n.) A painting all one shade, as a sepia artwork, or an India artwork.
- (imp. & p. p.) To decorate just like a brooch.
Over the left shoulder and fastened with a brooch hung the loose cloak (brat), to which the Scottish plaid corresponds.