Definition of Brooks

1. Noun. United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963).

Exact synonyms: Van Wyck Brooks
Generic synonyms: Literary Critic

Definition of Brooks

1. Proper noun. (surname topographic from=Middle English dot=), variant of Brook. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of brook) ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of brook) ¹

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Definition of Brooks

1. brook [v] - See also: brook

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brooks

Bronx cheer
Bronx cheers
Bronze Age
Bronze Star
Bronze Star Medal
Brooke's disease
Brooke's tumour
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooks (current term)
Brosme brosme
Broussonetia papyrifera
Brown-Adson forceps
Brown-Brenn stain

Literary usage of Brooks

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"On 14 March 1872 Brooks was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. ... Dennis Smith's widow married a supposed relation of his, William Brooks, ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1893)
"Whereas said Timothy Brooks some time since gave his son Timothy Brooks, Jr., gent., a deed of sale of one half of his messuage in Woburn, as the same is ..."

3. The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1789-1878 by Robert W. Coakley (1996)
"He ended his administration as he had begun it, unable to govern the state without the support of federal bayonets.56 The Brooks-Baxter War in Arkansas In ..."

4. pennsylvania archivesby Pennsylvania State Library, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth by Pennsylvania State Library, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth (1878)
"1798, June 23, Brooks, John, and Marget Foulk. 1767, July 25, Brooks ... 1755, April 21, Brooks, Margaret, and William McMullin. 1777, May 30, Brooks, Mary, ..."

5. Southwestern Historical Quarterly by Texas State Historical Association, Eugene Campbell Barker, Herbert Eugene Bolton, University of Texas at Austin Center for Studies in Texas History (1906)
"Another daughter died unmarried, while a fourth, Miss Henrietta Brooks still survives ... Her adopted daughter, Josepha Brooks Richardson, a niece of Gen. ..."

6. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"Mr. Brooks, the well-known Indian Ornithologist, now living in Milton, Ontario, has recently contributed to 'The Ibis' two papers* on the Redpolls, ..."

7. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1903)
"See also Spenser, E. Brooks, Fred E. Pickett's charge, and other poems. ... Doubleday, P. Brooks by the traveller's way. Jowett, JH $1.25. Armstrong. ..."

8. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1892)
"The explanation of Brooks in the House of Representatives did not make his ... I could not reach Canada, Brooks wrote, ''without running the gantlet of mobs ..."

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