Definition of Brigue

1. n. A cabal, intrigue, faction, contention, strife, or quarrel.



2. v. i. To contend for; to canvass; to solicit.

Definition of Brigue

1. Noun. (obsolete) Intrigue, secretive machinations. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To achieve or obtain by underhand methods. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brigue

1. to intrigue [v BRIGUED, BRIGUING, BRIGUES] - See also: intrigue

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brigue

brightest
brightfield
brightish
brightly
brightness
brightness constancy
brightness difference threshold
brightness level
brightnesses
brights
brightsome
brightwork
brightworks
brigose
brigs
brigue (current term)
brigued
brigues
briguing
briguings
brik
briks
brill
brill-zinsser disease
briller
brillest
brilliance
brilliances
brilliancies
brilliancy

Literary usage of Brigue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Switzerland and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol: Handbook by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1905)
"One-horse carr. from the Rhone Glacier to Münster 10, two-horse 20 fr. ; to Fiesch 18 or 35, to brigue 30 or 60 fr. ; from brigue to ..."

2. Switzerland, Together with Chamonix and the Italian Lakes: Handbook for by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1922)
"Prom brigue and from Ulrichen to Domodossola. I. From brigue to Domodossola. The Simplón Railway and Road. a. Simplón Railway. ..."

3. Italy: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1906)
"+ Í. From Paris (Geneva) to Turin by Mont Genis .... From Geneva to Culoz,. 2. From brigue (Lausanne) to Milan via Aroi'a. Simplón Railway 3 3. ..."

4. Guide Through Germany, Austria-Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium by Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (1908)
"It leaves brigue in a northerly direction, ... The Furka, Grimsel and brigue diligences stop here at midday for lunch, the evening coaches putting up here ..."

5. Letters from Europe: Comprising the Journal of a Tour Through Ireland by Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter (1827)
"brigue is about forty miles from the source of the Rhone, which rises among the glaciers, to the north of St. Gothard. The river is here comparatively small ..."

6. Letters from Europe, Comprising the Journal of a Tour Through Ireland by Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter (1829)
"DEPARTURE 1'ROM brigue—VALE OF THE RHONE SKETCH OF ITS SCENERY ALPS AND ... brigue is about forty miles from the source of the Rhone, which rises among the ..."

7. Northern Italy: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1913)
"From brigue (Lausanne) to Milan via Arona. Simplón Railway. 3 3. From Lucerne (Bale) to Milan via Lugano and Chiasso. St. Gotthard Railway 6 4. ..."

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