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Definition of the noun bristle

What does bristle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bristles

  1. a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: fiber / fibre = a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    • part of: brush = an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
  2. a stiff hair
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: hair = a filamentous projection or process on an organism

Alternative definition of the noun bristle

noun

  1. A stiff or coarse hair.
  2. The hair or straws that make up a brush, broom, or similar item.
  3. [slang] A humorous misspelling of Bristol, in imitation of the local dialect in the English city of that name,

Definition of the verb bristle

What does bristle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bristled | bristling | bristles

  1. be in a state of movement or action
    • examples: The garden bristled with toddlers | The streets bristle with crowds
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Location - concrete object] [Verb]The bag is bulging
      [Location - concrete object] [Verb] with [Theme]The bag is bulging with groceries

      Verbs of Existence (with the same syntax): bulge, buzz, hum, seethe.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of bristle: abound / burst
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  2. rise up as in fear
  3. have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  4. react in an offended or angry manner
    • example: He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: react / respond = show a response or a reaction to something

Alternative definition of the verb bristle

verb

  1. To be on one's guard or raise one's defenses; to react with fear, suspicion, or distance.

Group

Bristle is a musical group.

  • albums: "Fired From Life", "Inner Conflict", "The System EP", "Won't Die for You"

Miscellanea

Bristle: A bristle is a stiff hair or feather. Also used are synthetic materials such as nylon in items such as brooms and sweepers. Bristles are often used to make brushes for cleaning uses, as they are strongly abrasive; common examples include the toothbrush and toilet brush. The bristle brush is a common household cleaning tool, often used to remove dirt or grease from pots and pans.

Phrases with Bristle

Phrases starting with the word Bristle:

  1. bristle at
  2. bristle up
  3. Bristle Dock
  4. bristle fern
  5. Bristle Flax
  6. Bristle Berry
  7. bristle brush
  8. bristle grass
  9. Bristle Panicum
  10. bristle-pointed
  11. Bristle Nailwort
  12. Bristle Mousetail
  13. Bristle Snipefish
  14. Bristle-Leaf Sedge
  15. Bristle-Spined Rat

Phrase ending with the word Bristle:

  1. Basal Bristle

Other phrases containing the word Bristle:

  1. to bristle up
  2. Tiny Bristle Fern
  3. Dwarf Bristle Fern
  4. Lined Bristle Fern

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bristle

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Google previewOrdinal Invariants in Topology (1981)

by V. Kannan

each bristle is a copy of X the set A is the set of all iso8+1' lated points of the stem; the root of ...

Google previewModern Painter (1913)

Bristle is the most essential material so far dis00vered for the making of practical paint brushes. It is a hog product, consisting of a horny substance; it is very elastic and has excellent wearing qualities. Bristle is a product of Russia, China, ...

Google previewNational Painters Magazine (1914)

Bristle is the most essential material so far discovered for the making of practical paint brushes. It Is a hog product, consisting of a horny substance; It Is very elastic and has excellent wearing qualities. Bristle is a product of Russia, China, ...

Google previewImaginal Discs (2005)

The Genetic and Cellular Logic of Pattern Formation by Lewis I. Held, Jr., Lewis I. Held Jr

Clearly, a bristle is the outcome of a chain of cellular events, but each event uses genes that are also used elsewhere. No “master gene” exists here, nor is there a hierarchy of dedicated subordinate genes [1114, 2410]. If we could interrogate ...

Google previewAnimal Physiology (2016)

Biology, Zoology by CTI Reviews

A bristle is a stiff hair or feather. Also used are synthetic materials such as nylon in items such as brooms and sweepers. Bristles are often used to make brushes for cleaning uses, as they are strongly abrasive; common examples include the ...

Google previewHardware World (1917)

Plumbing & Heating

or an endless line of toilet brushes, for every imaginable use, the bristle is an utter and absolute necessity.

Google previewPaint, Oil and Drug Review (1915)

The northern bristle is a much stronger and better packed article and is largely consumed by the United States and by the Osaka Brush Co., of Japan. Tt is believed that speculators in Paris and London sometimes buy shipments of bristles from ...

Google previewPaint, Oil and Chemical Review ... (1915)

The northern bristle is a much stronger and better packed article and is largely consumed by the United States and by the Osaka Brush Co., of Japan. It is believed that speculators in Paris and London sometimes buy shipments of bristles from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

(Latin, seta = bristle. PL, Setae.) 1. Hollow, often slender, hair-like cuticular projections produced by Epidermal cells of Integument. A setal complex composed of 3 differentiated cells: A Trichogen, ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

saeta or seta bristle; -fera -bearing (ferre to carry). Setaria (syn. Malacopteron) / setaria L. saeta or seta bristle. sethsmithi Leslie M.

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Herpetological and Related Terminology (2005)

by D.C. Wareham

TACTILE BRISTLE; APICAL BRISTLE; TACTILE HAIR In certain lizards a single, short, sensitive filamentary 'hair' situated in the centre of the APICAL PIT on the dorsal scale. TACTILE CHASE The form of behaviour in courting snakes in which ...

Google previewA pocket botanical dictionary, by J. Paxton assisted by prof. Lindley (1868)

by Samuel Hereman

From chaile, a bristle, and anthcra, an anther; because the ...

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Usage statistics about bristle

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bristle:

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Quotes about Bristle

The wind howls
Through windowpanes
Leaves bristle
Swish on trees

Sanctuary sought
Playing jigsaw
A five thousand piece
On knees

Fire blazing
In the hearth
Adding rose-faced
Cheek

To banter
About who'll be first
To get up
And make the tea (Harriet James)
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Scrabble value of B3R1I1S1T1L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BRISTLE

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