Brayed
Bray Bray (br[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brayed} (br[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Braying}.] [OE. brayen, OF. breier, F. broyer to pound, grind, fr. OHG. brehhan to break. See {Break}.] To pound, beat, rub, or grind small or fine. [1913 Webster]

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar, . . . yet will not his foolishness depart from him. --Prov. xxvii. 22. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • brayed — braid …   American English homophones

  • brayed — breɪ n. harsh cry of a donkey, heehaw v. utter a loud harsh cry like a donkey …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brayed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • fausse-brayed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • braid — brayed …   American English homophones

  • braid — brayed …   English homophone dictionary

  • Y-braid — brayed, pounded …   Medieval glossary

  • Y-brayd — brayed, pounded …   Medieval glossary

  • bray — [[t]bre͟ɪ[/t]] brays, braying, brayed 1) VERB When a donkey brays, it makes a loud harsh sound. The donkey brayed and tried to bolt. 2) VERB If someone brays, they make a loud harsh sound or talk in a loud harsh way. [WRITTEN] [V prep] Neil… …   English dictionary

  • Bray — Bray, v. t. To make or utter with a loud, discordant, or harsh and grating sound. [1913 Webster] Arms on armor clashing, brayed Horrible discord. MIlton. [1913 Webster] And varying notes the war pipes brayed. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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