Brooks

[ broo ks ]
/ brʊks /
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noun

Gwendolyn,1917–2000, U.S. poet and novelist.
Phillips,1835–93, U.S. Protestant Episcopal bishop and pulpit orator.
Van Wyck [van wahyk] /væn ˈwaɪk/, 1886–1963, U.S. author and critic.
a male given name.

Definition for brooks (2 of 3)

brook

1
[ broo k ]
/ brʊk /

noun

a small, natural stream of fresh water.

Origin of brook

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English brōc stream; cognate with Dutch broek, German Bruch marsh
Related formsbrook·less, adjectivebrook·like, adjective
Can be confusedbrook creek river stream

Definition for brooks (3 of 3)

brook

2
[ brook ]
/ brʊk /

verb (used with object)

to bear; suffer; tolerate: I will brook no interference.

Origin of brook

2
before 900; Middle English brouken, Old English brūcan; cognate with Dutch bruiken, German brauchen; akin to Gothic brukjan, Latin fruī to enjoy
SYNONYMS FOR brook
Related formsbrook·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brooks (1 of 4)

Brooks

/ (brʊks) /

noun

Geraldine . born 1955, Australian writer. Her novels include March (2005), which won the Pulitzer prize
Mel, real name Melvyn Kaminsky . born 1926, US comedy writer, actor, and film director. His films include The Producers (1968), Blazing Saddles (1974), High Anxiety (1977), and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1996)
(Troyal) Garth. born 1962, US country singer and songwriter; his bestselling records include Ropin' the Wind (1991) and Scarecrow (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for brooks (2 of 4)

brook

1
/ (brʊk) /

noun

a natural freshwater stream smaller than a river

Word Origin for brook

Old English brōc; related to Old High German bruoh swamp, Dutch broek

British Dictionary definitions for brooks (3 of 4)

brook

2
/ (brʊk) /

verb

(tr; usually used with a negative) to bear; tolerate
Derived Formsbrookable, adjective

Word Origin for brook

Old English brūcan; related to Gothic brūkjan to use, Old High German brūhhan, Latin fruī to enjoy

British Dictionary definitions for brooks (4 of 4)

Brook

/ (brʊk) /

noun

Peter (Paul Stephen). born 1925, British stage and film director, noted esp for his experimental work in the theatre
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