- any of various freshwater fishes of the genus Abramis, as A. brama, of Europe, with a compressed, deep body and silvery scales.
- any of various related and similar fishes.
- any of several porgies, as the sea bream, Archosargus rhomboidalis.
- any of several freshwater sunfishes of the genus Lepomis.
Origin of bream1
- to clean (a ship's bottom) by applying burning furze, reeds, etc., to soften the pitch and loosen adherent matter.
Origin of bream2
- Julian (Alexander),born 1933, English guitarist and lutenist.
Examples from the Web for bream
We have in multiple requests,” Bream answered meekly, “and when it comes in, we'll let you know.Fox News' Man of Reason
October 30, 2009
He clung to a hope that Bream Mortimer at least would receive him fittingly.
Coming suddenly out of the night it affected Bream painfully.
Bream's bedroom, he knew, was the one just off the next landing.
I am engaged to Bream Mortimer, and I love him and nobody else in the world!
"He won't have forgotten you," said Bream Mortimer, confidently.
Australian brim (brɪm)
- any of several Eurasian freshwater cyprinid fishes of the genus Abramis, esp A. brama, having a deep compressed body covered with silvery scales
- white bream or silver bream a similar cyprinid, Blicca bjoerkna
- short for sea bream
- Australian any of various marine fishes
- nautical (formerly) to clean debris from (the bottom of a vessel) by heating to soften the pitch
- Julian (Alexander). born 1933, English guitarist and lutenist
Word Origin and History for bream
freshwater fish, late 14c., from Old French braisme "bream," from Frankish *brahsima, from West Germanic *brahsm- (cf. Old High German brahsima), perhaps from Proto-Germanic base *brehwan "to shine, glitter, sparkle," from PIE *bherek- (see braid (v.)).