Brawn Brawn, n. [OF. braon fleshy part, muscle, fr. HG. br?to flesh, G. braten roast meat; akin to Icel. br?? flesh, food of beasts, AS. br?de roast meat, br?dan to roast, G. braten, and possibly to E. breed.] 1. A muscle; flesh. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Formed well of brawns and of bones. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Full, strong muscles, esp. of the arm or leg, muscular strength; a protuberant muscular part of the body; sometimes, the arm. [1913 Webster]

Brawn without brains is thine. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

It was ordained that murderers should be brent on the brawn of the left hand. --E. Hall. [1913 Webster]

And in my vantbrace put this withered brawn. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. The flesh of a boar; also, the salted and prepared flesh of a boar. [1913 Webster]

The best age for the boar is from two to five years, at which time it is best to geld him, or sell him for brawn. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

4. A boar. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Brawn — steht für: Brawn GP, ehemaliges britisches Formel 1 Team Brawn ist der Name folgender Personen: Anna Livia Julian Brawn (1955–2007), irische Schriftstellerin Ross Brawn (* 1954), britischer Ingenieur und Manager Diese S …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brawn — [bro:n US bro:n] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: braon muscle ] 1.) physical strength, especially when compared with intelligence ▪ Mina has the brains, I have the brawn. 2.) BrE meat from a pig s head that has been boiled and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brawn — [ brɔn ] noun uncount physical strength, especially when compared with mental skill and intelligence: a job that needs brains, not brawn …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brawn — brawn·i·ness; brawn; …   English syllables

  • brawn — /brawn/, n. 1. strong, well developed muscles. 2. muscular strength. 3. Chiefly Brit. a. a boar s or swine s flesh, esp. when boiled and pickled. b. headcheese. [1275 1325; ME brawne < OF braon slice of flesh (Pr bradon) < Gmc; cf. G Braten joint …   Universalium

  • brawn — index force (strength), puissance, sinew, strength Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • brawn — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. braon fleshy or muscular part, buttock, from Frankish *brado ham, roast or some other Germanic source, from P.Gmc. *bred on (Cf. O.H.G. brato tender meat, Ger. Braten roast, O.N. brað raw meat, O.E. bræd flesh ), from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • brawn — [n] muscular strength and breadth beef, beefiness, clout, energy, flesh, kick, meat, might, moxie*, muscle, muscularity, power, punch, robustness, sinews, sock, steam, thew, vigor; concepts 723,732 Ant. frailness, skinniness, slightness, thinness …   New thesaurus

  • brawn — ► NOUN 1) physical strength as opposed to intelligence. 2) Brit. cooked meat from a pig s or calf s head, pressed with jelly. DERIVATIVES brawny adjective. ORIGIN Old French braon fleshy part of the leg …   English terms dictionary

  • brawn — [brôn] n. [ME braun < OFr braon, fleshy or muscular part, buttock < Frank brado, meat, calf (of leg), akin to OHG brato, OE bræde] 1. strong, well developed muscles 2. muscular strength 3. Brit. cooked boar s flesh 4. HEADCHEESE …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”