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.
Other definitions for bream (2 of 3)
to clean (a ship's bottom) by applying burning furze, reeds, etc., to soften the pitch and loosen adherent matter.
Other definitions for Bream (3 of 3)
Julian (Alexander), 1933–2020, English guitarist and lutenist.
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How to use bream in a sentence
“Fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts,” bream said while questioning Siri.
The migration of produce,” as Ooe coins it, “moves north in the warmer months, much like the sea bream.Chef Ooe Is Rehabbing Fukushima’s Food Scene at the Park Hyatt Tokyo | Brandon Presser | March 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We have in multiple requests,” bream answered meekly, “and when it comes in, we'll let you know.
The Broads and rivers abound with bream and roach; and there are pike, perch, and eels.
And now Elsie starts in our boat; and all is commotion, till a fine blue bream, spotted with black, is landed.Palmetto-Leaves | Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Black bream (Cantharus lineatus) is an omnivorous feeder, and will take both animal and vegetable baits.The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
The creeks ran towards the north-west watershed and were full of codfish, bream, and perch.Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
One small tank of young bream, for example, can be a perpetual and continually fresh delight.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
British Dictionary definitions for bream (1 of 3)
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
British Dictionary definitions for bream (2 of 3)
nautical (formerly) to clean debris from (the bottom of a vessel) by heating to soften the pitch
British Dictionary definitions for Bream (3 of 3)
Julian (Alexander). born 1933, English guitarist and lutenist
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