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Meaning of BRUNT

Pronunciation:  brunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  main force of a blow etc; "bore the brunt of the attack"
 

BRUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: force, forcefulness, strength

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Brunt\ (br[u^]nt), n. [OE. brunt, bront, fr. Icel. bruna
to rush; cf. Icel. brenna to burn. Cf. {Burn}, v. t.]
1. The heat, or utmost violence, of an onset; the strength or
   greatest fury of any contention; as, the brunt of a
   battle.

2. The force of a blow; shock; collision. ``And heavy brunt
   of cannon ball.'' --Hudibras.

         It is instantly and irrecoverably scattered by our
         first brunt with some real affair of common life.
                                               --I. Taylor.

 
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