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Definition of the noun bristle
What does bristle mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: bristles
- a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
- a stiff hair
Alternative definition of the noun bristle
- A stiff or coarse hair.
- The hair or straws that make up a brush, broom, or similar item.
- [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
- be in a state of movement or action
- examples: The garden bristled with toddlers | The streets bristle with crowds
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Location - concrete object] [Verb] The bag is bulging [Location - concrete object] [Verb] with [Theme] The bag is bulging with groceries
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- synonyms of bristle: abound / burst
- more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
- rise up as in fear
- example: The dog's fur bristled
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] There raged a fire [Location - location, but not region] [Verb] with [Theme] The garden abounds with flowers | The garden flowered with roses [Theme] [Verb] The beer foamed | The voices echoed | Unicorns don't exist [Theme] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] A fire raged in the mountains | Flowers abound in the garden | The voices echoed through the hall [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] All through the mountains raged a fire
Verbs of Existence (with the same syntax): billow, bloom, blossom, blow, breathe, bulge, burn, cascade, corrode, decay, decompose, effervesce, erode, ferment, fester, fizz, flow, flower, foam, froth, germinate, grow, judder, mold, moult, propagate, rage, respire, ripple, roil, rot, rust, seethe, smoke, smolder, spin, spread, sprout, stagnate, stream, suppurate, sweep, swing, tarnish, trickle, twirl, wilt, wither.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of bristle: stand up / uprise
- have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles
- react in an offended or angry manner
Alternative definition of the verb bristle
- To be on one's guard or raise one's defenses; to react with fear, suspicion, or distance.
Bristle is a musical group.
- albums: "Fired From Life", "Inner Conflict", "The System EP", "Won't Die for You"
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:
- bristle at
- bristle up
- Bristle Dock
- bristle fern
- Bristle Flax
- Bristle Berry
- bristle brush
- bristle grass
- Bristle Panicum
- Bristle Nailwort
- Bristle Mousetail
- Bristle Snipefish
- Bristle-Leaf Sedge
- Bristle-Spined Rat
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bristle
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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 ...
Modern 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, ...
National 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, ...
Imaginal 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 ...
Animal 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 ...
Hardware World (1917)
Plumbing & Heating
or an endless line of toilet brushes, for every imaginable use, the bristle is an utter and absolute necessity.
Paint, 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 ...
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 ...
A 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, ...
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.
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 ...
by Samuel Hereman
From chaile, a bristle, and anthcra, an anther; because the ...
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Quotes about Bristle
The wind howls
Swish on trees
A five thousand piece
In the hearth
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.
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