- a slope; declivity; hillside.
Origin of brae
Examples from the Web for brae
I was over at his heels, and the pair of us scoured down the brae.John Splendid
We have all found the brae long and steep in the spring of life.
It is all that was left behind when her coffin went down the brae.
His lips are moving as I see him turning the corner of the brae.
I know that she still sat at the window looking at the elbow of the brae.
- a hill or hillside; slope
- (plural) an upland areathe Gleniffer Braes
Word Origin and History for brae
"steep slope," in northern England especially "the sides of a hill," early 14c., from Scottish, "slope, river bank," from Old Norse bra "eyelash," cognate with Old English bræw "eyelid," German Braue "eyebrow" (see brow). "The word must have passed through the sense of 'eye-brow' to 'brow of a hill', supercilium (cf. OE. eaghill 'eye-hill'=eyebrow)" [OED].