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


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


The word brook is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun brook

What does brook mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: brooks

  1. a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of brook: creek
    • more generic words: stream / watercourse = a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    • more specific word: brooklet = a small brook
    • instances:
      • Bull Run = a creek in northeastern Virginia where two battles were fought in the American Civil War
      • Aegospotamos / Aegospotami = a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey

Alternative definition of the noun brook


  1. a body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream.
  2. [Sussex, Kent] a water meadow.
  3. [context: Sussex, Kent, in the plural] low, marshy ground.

Definition of the verb brook

What does brook mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: brooked | brooking | brooks

  1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant


  1. Brook is a town in Iroquois Township, Newton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 997 at the 2010 census. Brook was laid out in 1866.
  2. Brook is a small village and civil parish in the Ashford borough of Kent, England, centred 4.5 miles ENE of Ashford.
  3. Brook is a hamlet in the civil parish of Bramshaw, in Hampshire, England. It lies just inside the New Forest.
  4. Brook is a small medieval hamlet situated 1–2 miles south of the village of King's Somborne in the Test Valley, Hampshire.

There are other places with in their name, like Brook's, big brook, Oak Brook, Ray Brook, Rye Brook, Brook Cove, Brook Hill, Brook Park, Cold Brook, Corn Brook, Dyer Brook, Fall Brook, Main Brook, Mill Brook, Pine Brook, Toms Brook, Town Brook, West Brook, Apsey Brook.

Phrases with Brook

  1. brook trout
  2. Brook Darter
  3. Brook Elimia
  4. Brook Floater
  5. brook lamprey
  6. brook lobelia
  7. brook thistle
  8. Brook Primrose
  9. Brook Flatsedge
  10. Brook Hornsnail
  11. Brook Saxifrage
  12. Brook Snaketail
  13. Brook Wakerobin
  14. Brook Cinquefoil
  15. Brook Crowngrass
  16. Brook Silverside
  17. Brook-Side Alder
  18. Brook Salamanders
  19. Brook Silversides
  20. Brook Stickleback

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Brook

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Google previewGreen Brook Basin Flood Control Project (1978)

Environmental Impact Statement

GREEN BROOK - Green Brook is a major tributary of the Raritan River and empties into the main stem of the Raritan 20.4 miles...

Google previewLife and Times in Hopkinton, N.H. (1890)

by Charles Chase Lord

Dolloff's Brook is a large tributary of the Contoocook, and is named for Joseph Dolloff, who once lived on its bank in the Bus- well's Corner district. Dolly's Cove is an enclosure of water close to a bend in the Contoocook river, about a mile and ...

Google previewMeasuring the Quality of Health Care (1999)

by The National Roundtable on Health Care Quality, Institute of Medicine

Brook is the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars...

Brook is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American ...

Google previewManchester Airport Access Road Highway Improvement Project (2001)

Environmental Impact Statement

Watts Brook is a Class B waterway ...

Google previewThe Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges 2005 (2004)

by Kaplan, Inc

"Stony Brook is a quiet town," a student says. "However, there are local clubs, a mall, a movie theater, restaurants, etc., nearby. If that isn't enough, the university is an hour away from Manhattan [and] is also close by Port Jefferson Harbor, the ...

Google previewHiking Connecticut and Rhode Island (2013)

by Rhonda and George Ostertag, George Ostertag

731' The Hike A truncated woods road parallel to Enders Brook is the gateway trail to this...

Google previewFishing Guide to Victoria's Coastline (2007)

by Bill Classon

Near Bennetts Brook is a warm artesian spring, a legacy of an early and misguided attempt at drilling for oil, virtually on the bank of the magnificent Tambo River. Access is from the Metung Swan Reach Road. Whelans The stretch of river in ...

Google previewAttorney General's Report and Opinions (1918)

by Illinois. Attorney General's Office

Spring Brook is a small stream rising near Wheaton and flowing through private property and emptying into the west branch of the DuPage River near the Margaret Hall property of the Chicago Telephone Company. It seems that it flows at all ...

Google previewIllinois Attorney General's Report for the Biennium (1918)

1917-1918 by Illinois. Attorney General's Office

Spring Brook is a small stream rising near Wheaton and flowing through private property and emptying into the west branch of the DuPage River near the Margaret Hall property of the Chicago Telephone Company. It seems that it flows at all ...

Google previewBiennial Report of the Attorney General of the State of Illinois (1918)

1817-1918 by Illinois. Attorney General's Office

Spring Brook is a small stream rising near Wheaten and flowing through private property and emptying into the west branch of the DuPage River near the Margaret Hall property of the Chicago Telephone Company. It seems that it flows at all ...

Google previewProceedings of the Parliament of South Australia (1892)

With Copies of Documents Ordered to be Printed ... by South Australia. Parliament

Crystal Brook is the nearest station—1-'1 miles away. Could grow hay to profit ...

Google previewContinent (1910)

Stony Brook is the new Mecca of summer assembly lovers. The Long Island...

Google previewGranite State Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Transmission Project, York County (1997)

Environmental Impact Statement

Camp Brook is a Class B stream that supports a protected fishery. Another potential disadvantage of the site is the presence of intermittent stream channels, which are shown to cross the site on Haverhill's tax maps. According to comments ...

Google previewCountry Life (1902)

The brook is a very important factor.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Advanced Ceramic Materials (2012)

by R.J. Brook

Brook. ALPHABETICAL. LIST. OF. ARTICLES. A. Advanced Ceramic Materials: An Overview Aluminum Nitride Aluminum Oxide Aluminum Oxide: Biomedical Applications Aluminum Oxide Ceramics Aluminum Titanate Armor Automotive ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1904)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

and still runs, a brook called Oil Mill Brook, which runs northwardly by the jail, in said Woodstock; yet the said Granger, well knowing the premises, but contriving and maliciously intending wrongfully and unjustly to hurt, injure and prejudice ...

Google previewThe Orvis Encyclopedia of Fly Fishing (2010)

Your Ultimate A to Z Guide to Being a Better Angler by Tom Rosenbauer

Luckily, brook trout are perhaps the finest eating fish found in fresh water, with the tiny ones being especially sweet and delicate. Brook trout, like most salmonids, can form anadromous populations, using the ocean (or large bodies of fresh ...

Google previewShakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (2014)

by Vivian Thomas, Nicki Faircloth

brook (A) A small stream or rivulet; used as a verb 'to brook' something or someone isto put up withor bear ortolerate. (B)Generally used prosaically, the brook can exert ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

• broad brook Bradburn (Old English) • broad field, forest Bradshaw (English) • broad one, broad-shouldered Plato (Greek) • broad ...

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Quotes about Brook

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. (Kahlil Gibran)
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Scrabble value of B3R1O1O1K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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