Brooks

[ broo ks ]
/ brʊks /

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.

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Definition for brooks (2 of 3)

brook1
[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM brook

brook·less, adjectivebrook·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH brook

brook creek river stream

Definition for brooks (3 of 3)

brook2
[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM brook

brook·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)

brook1
/ (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)

brook2
/ (brʊk) /

verb

(tr; usually used with a negative) to bear; tolerate

Derived forms of brook

brookable, 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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