Definition of Brent

1. Noun. Small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southward.

Exact synonyms: Brant, Brant Goose, Brent Goose
Generic synonyms: Goose
Group relationships: Branta, Genus Branta
Specialized synonyms: Branta Bernicla, Common Brant Goose

Definition of Brent

1. a. Steep; high.

2. imp. & p. p. Burnt.

3. n. A brant. See Brant.

Definition of Brent

1. Proper noun. (surname habitational from=Old English) ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname, taken to regular use in the 20th century. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative form of brant) ¹

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Definition of Brent

1. brant [n -S] - See also: brant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brent

brenner tumour
brent (current term)
brent geese
brent goose
brephoplastic graft
brequet chain
brequet chains

Literary usage of Brent

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"brent died at his house on the Dane John, Canterbury, 23 April 1882. ... brent also claims notice as a poet and novelist, having published 1. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The plaintiff, having read to the jury without objection, evidence tending to show title and possession of the land in one William brent, from about the ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"An old friend, John brent, a roving genius of noble character, agrees to ride with him. brent having a fine iron-gray horse. On the way they are joined by a ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Henry Peter Brougham Brougham and Vaux, Great Britain Court of Chancery, James William Mylne, Baron John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst (1837)
"brent. brent, Esq. died in February 1833, leaving three testamentary papers, by one of which he had appointed his wife, Margaret brent, and William brent ..."

5. Maryland Historical Magazine by Maryland Historical Society (1906)
"Benjamin Tasker (1737) contains much information in regard to the brent ... Giles brent of Fort Kent Manor conveys to his sister Margaret brent of St. ..."

6. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"XI Wben Ellen forth with Lewis went, Allan made suit to John of brent: — »40 ' My lady safe, О let your grace Give me to see my master's face ! ..."

7. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland ; Notes Illustrative of the Most by George Adolphus Hanson (1876)
"Mrs. Margaret brent was the first woman who ever claimed the right of ... There are many descendants of Giles brent now living in Maryland aud Virginia. ..."

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