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Definition of the noun brawl

What does brawl mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: brawls

  1. an uproarious party
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of brawl: bash / do
    • more generic word: party = an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
  2. a noisy fight in a crowd

Alternative definition of the noun brawl

noun

  1. A fight, usually with a huge amount of people involved.

Definition of the verb brawl

What does brawl mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: brawled | brawling | brawls

  1. to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
    • example: Sam and Sue brawl
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]They battled
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, possessive with -ing]They battled about his coming
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, wh-complement clause]They battled about whether he should go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, what-extraction]They battled about what was the right thing
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, what-infinitive clause]They battled about what to do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]They battled about whether to go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, not sentential clause]They battled about it
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, wh-complement clause]I battled with him about whether he should kill the peasants
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, what-extraction]I battled with him about whether he should go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, what-infinitive clause]I battled with him about what to do
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]I battled with him about whether to go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, not sentential clause]I battled with him about it

      Verbs of Social Interaction (with the same syntax): argue, bargain, battle, bicker, clash, combat, communicate, compete, conflict, correspond, dicker, differ, disagree, dispute, duel, feud, fight, joust, quarrel, quibble, scuffle, skirmish, spar, spat, squabble, struggle, tilt, tussle, vie, war, wrangle, wrestle.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of brawl: wrangle
    • more generic words: altercate / argufy / dispute / quarrel / scrap = have a disagreement over something

Alternative definition of the verb brawl

verb

  1. To engage in a brawl; to fight or quarrel.

Group

Brawl a.k.a. Disturbed is an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The band's members are vocalist David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer, and drummer Mike Wengren. Former band members are bassist Steve "Fuzz" Kmak and vocalist Erich Awalt.

Music

  1. "Brawl" is a musical album of Super 8-Bit Brothers.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  2. "Brawl" is a composition.

Game

Brawl is a real-time card game designed by James Ernest and released in 1999 by Cheapass Games. There is an iPhone and iPad version available on the Apple App Store.

  • publisher: Cheapass Games

Character

Brawl is the name given to several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. He is sometimes called "Decepticon Brawl" in the toy line for trademark purposes.

Phrases with Brawl

  1. to brawl
  2. Barroom Brawl

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Brawl

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Google previewSatisfaction All Around (2006)

(Les Contens) by Odete de Turnebe, D.A. Beecher

Brawl is the English equivalent of the French branle, which is derived from an old word meaning to shake or sway. It is a followthe-leader form of dance for which a large musical repertoire still survives. The puns on the word were very clearly ...

Google previewMusical Forms (1878)

by Ernst Pauer

The Brawl is an antiquated French dance (Branle), in which the whole company joined — not unlike the modern cotillon. The old writers described it as being not so lively as the courantes or galliards, but danced merely by bending the knees, ...

Google previewThe Student Writer's Guide to Avoiding “Dead Words” (2015)

by James Deaux

A violent, physical altercation between two or more people; a loud, verbal argument The first list of words are synonyms for a physical fight: • Brawl: A brawl is a violent, knockdown, dragout fight,

Google previewMayo Clinic Preventive Medicine and Public Health Board Review (2010)

by Prathibha Varkey

Brawl refers to a mutual physical fight involving 3 or more persons .

Google previewMaster the ASVAB Basics--Practice Test 2 (2010)

Chapter 11 of 12 by Peterson's

18-B A brawl is a noisy quarrel or squabble. Therefore, the best synonym for brawl is fight 19-C An atlas is a book of maps. The sentence contains an important clue: Brian is working on a geography paper. Geography is the study of different ...

Google previewNelson Thornes Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet (2003)

by Mark Morris, Duncan Beal

The opening brawl is a confrontation in a gas station forecourt. There is imagery from the ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

BRAWL, n. brawl [F. brailler, to cry often: Dan. bralle, to talk much and high: W. brawl, a boast: comp. Gael. braodltlach, noise, discord]: a noisy quarrel; uproar: V . to quarrel noisily; to make an uproar; to sound as water flowing over a bed of ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1847)

Embracing All the Terms Used in Art, Science and Literature by John Craig (F.G.S. of Glasgow.)

BRAwl, brawl, s .

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Usage statistics about brawl

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun brawl:

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Small photo of VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Vince Vaughn attends the 'Brawl In Cell Block 99' photo-call during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy.Small photo of VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Vince Vaughn attends the 'Brawl In Cell Block 99' photo-call during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy.Small photo of VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Vince Vaughn attends the 'Brawl In Cell Block 99' photo-call during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy.Small photo of VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Vince Vaughn attends the 'Brawl In Cell Block 99' photo-call during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy.Small photo of HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017: Don Johnson at a screening of ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ on September 29, 2017 in Hollywood, Ca.Small photo of HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017: Vince Vaughn at a screening of ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ on September 29, 2017 in Hollywood, Ca.Small photo of VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Jennifer Carpenter attends the 'Brawl In Cell Block 99' photo-call during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. More...

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Seven's a banquet nine a brawl.
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Scrabble value of B3R1A1W4L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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