- a seaport in the W extremity of France: German submarine base in World War II; surrendered to Allies September 1944.
- Formerly Brest Litovsk. a city in SW Byelorussia (Belarus), on the Bug River: formerly in Poland; German-Russian peace treaty 1918.
Examples from the Web for brest
Riahi lived in France for four years, beginning at the age of two, while her father was trained in Brest as a hydrologist.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists
Thomas A. Bass
April 6, 2014
Writer-director Brest worked at Bronx State Hospital during college where he observed the behaviors of various patients.A Look Back at ‘Gigli,’ the Infamous Bennifer-Starring Film, on Its 10th Anniversary
August 1, 2013
Dsir Bloas often talked to me about his mother, who lived near Brest.My Double Life
We have received no intelligence of the sailing of the Brest fleet.
It takes rank with Brest as the western outpost of modern France.The Cathedrals of Northern France
It was to command an English prize, lately captured and brought into Brest.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
We shall probably be sent to watch Brest, or l'Orient, or some other port.The Two Admirals
J. Fenimore Cooper
- a port in NW France, in Brittany: chief naval station of the country, planned by Richelieu in 1631 and fortified by Vauban. Pop: 149 634 (1999)
- a city in SW Belarus: Polish until 1795 and from 1921 to 1945. Pop: 299 000 (2005 est)Former name (until 1921): Brest Litovsk (brɛst liˈtɔfsk) Polish name: Brześć nad Bugiem
Word Origin and History for brest
city in France, from Celtic, from bre "hill." The city in Belarus is from Slavic berest "elm." Part of Lithuania from 1319, it thus was known, for purposes of distinguishing them, as Brest Litovsk until 1921.