Definition of Bruce

1. Noun. Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931).

Exact synonyms: David Bruce, Sir David Bruce
Generic synonyms: Bacteriologist, Doc, Doctor, Dr., Md, Medico, Physician



2. Noun. King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329).
Exact synonyms: Robert I, Robert The Bruce
Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex

Definition of Bruce

1. Proper noun. A Scottish surname, most notably of Robert the Bruce. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Noun. (Australian slang) A man. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bruce

Brownie points
Brownies
Browning
Browning's vein
Browning automatic rifle
Browning machine gun
Brownism
Brownist
Brownists
Brownite
Brownites
Brownrigg
Brownshirt
Brownshirts
Brownsville
Bruce
Bruce Lee
Bruce effect
Brucella canis
Brucella suis
Brucellaceae
Bruceploitation
Bruces
Bruch
Bruch's glands
Bruch's membrane
Bruchidae
Bruchus
Bruchus pisorum
Bruck's disease

Literary usage of Bruce

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1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1902)
"bruce, JAMES, 1790, Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, Introduction, vol. ... bruce printed the work, and sold 2000 copies to Robertson for £6000. ..."

2. Scotland by Walter Scott, Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1901)
"'s vacillating Measures—bruce in the North of Scotland: defeats the Earl of Buchan, and ravages his Country— His further Successes—Defeat of the Lord of ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Harbour, JOHN, Scottish ecclesiastic and author of "The bruce", a historical ... The principal editions of "The bruce" are those of Pinkerton (Edinburgh, ..."

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