Definition of Briny

1. Noun. Any very large body of (salt) water.

Exact synonyms: Main
Generic synonyms: Body Of Water, Water
Terms within: High Sea, International Waters, Offing, Territorial Waters
Group relationships: Hydrosphere



2. Adjective. Slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water). "The briny deep"
Exact synonyms: Brackish
Similar to: Salty
Derivative terms: Brackishness, Brine, Brine, Brininess

Definition of Briny

1. a. Of or pertaining to brine, or to the sea; partaking of the nature of brine; salt; as, a briny taste; the briny flood.

Definition of Briny

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, resembling or containing brine; salty ¹

2. Noun. The sea ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Briny

1. salty [n BRINIES] - See also: salty

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Briny

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brinkman
brinkmanship
brinkmanships
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brinksmanships
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brinner
brinny
brinolase
brinrobertsite
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briny (current term)
brio
brioche
brioches
briolette
briolettes
brionies
briony
brios
briquet
briquets
briquette
briquetted
briquettes
briquetting

Literary usage of Briny

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1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"Ae shall briny it a mule 14. And he shall offer thereof his offering, 4; 3. ... 8: Q.And thou shult briny the Lévites 10. And thou shalt briny the Lévites ..."

2. Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and by David Patrick, Robert Chambers (1902)
"But when lie came, his children twain, And eke his loving wife, With briny tears did wet the floor, For good Sir Charles's life. ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Supplementary Volume[s]. by John Lawson Stoddard (1901)
"The air was scented with the breath of blossoms, mingled occasionally with a briny fragrance, as the light breeze puffed inward from the sea. ..."

4. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1901)
"The air was scented with the breath of blossoms, mingled occasionally with a briny fragrance, as the light breeze puffed inward from the sea. ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1908)
"God ; and of Bognor it is said, ' there the God of the seas receives ill with open arms into his briny domain ..."

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