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Webster 1913 Edition


Brawl

Brawl

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Brawled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Brawling
.]
[OE.
braulen
to quarrel, boast,
brallen
to cry, make a noise; cf. LG.
brallen
to brag, MHG.
pr
[GREEK]
ulen
, G.
prahlen
, F.
brailler
to cry, shout, Pr.
brailar
,
braillar
, W.
bragal
to vociferate, brag, Armor.
bragal
to romp, to strut, W.
broliaw
to brag,
brawl
boast. [GREEK]95.]
1.
To quarrel noisily and outrageously.
Let a man that is a man consider that he is a fool that
brawleth
openly with his wife.
Golden Boke.
2.
To complain loudly; to scold.
3.
To make a loud confused noise, as the water of a rapid stream running over stones.
Where the brook
brawls
along the painful road.
Wordsworth.
Syn. – To wrangle; squabble; contend.

Brawl

,
Noun.
A noisy quarrel; loud, angry contention; a wrangle; a tumult;
as, a drunken
brawl
.
His sports were hindered by the
brawls
.
Shakespeare
Syn. – Noise; quarrel; uproar; row; tumult.

Webster 1828 Edition


Brawl

BRAWL

,
Verb.
I.
[L. proelior.]
1.
To quarrel noisily and indecently.
2.
To speak loud and indecently.
3.
To roar as water; to make a noise.

BRAWL

,
Verb.
T.
To drive or beat away.

BRAWL

,
Noun.
Noise; quarrel; scurrility; uproar.
1.
Formerly, a kind of dance.

Definition 2022


brawl

brawl

English

Noun

Bauernrauferei beim Kartenspiel (Smallholders Playing Cards, c. 1630–1640) by Flemish painter Adriaen Brouwer

brawl (plural brawls)

  1. A fight, usually with a large number of people involved.

Translations

Verb

brawl (third-person singular simple present brawls, present participle brawling, simple past and past participle brawled)

  1. To engage in a brawl; to fight or quarrel.
  2. To complain loudly; to scold.
  3. To make a loud confused noise, as the water of a rapid stream running over stones.
    • Wordsworth
      where the brook brawls along the painful road

Translations